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PC does not check NVRAM at startup

By mikehoke ·
I recently upgraded my pc from 64MB to 192MB. I have a Supermicro P6SLA motherboard that had a 64MB DIMM module and I bought a 128MB DIMM. I moved the 64MB DIMM to the second slot and put the 128MB DIMM in the first slot. When I boot it usually shows "Checking NVRAM" and then it shows the RAM below it. It still shows "Checking NVRAM" but it does not show anything below it. I looked in the system applet and it shows that the RAM was recognized and I can tell that the performance of my pc has improved. Why would it not show anymore and does it make a difference?

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by SyscoKid In reply to PC does not check NVRAM a ...

There's probably an advanced setting in your BIOS that controls whether or not RAM checking shows details, but why adding new RAM would disable it is a mystery to me. Check it out. If that's all it is, then there's nothing to worry about.

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by mikehoke In reply to PC does not check NVRAM a ...

I looked and there was no setting in the BIOS.

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by user11474 In reply to PC does not check NVRAM a ...

some motherboards do not report RAM above 64 megs. The easiest way to check and ensure that you do have all 196 in use is to RIGHT CLICK on My Computer and go to properties. In the window that pops up it will tell you how much RAM you have in your System. If it says 128 then you will need to swap the RAM sticks around ( ie put the 64 megger back in the first slot ) if it says only 64 megs then one of four things:

1. You have a bad stick of RAM

2. The RAM you purchased is not compatible with your system

3. You have it in the wrong slot or it will not work with the other RAM you have installed.

4. It is faster than your BIOS settings allow. In which case you will need to go into your BIOS and see if there are any settings in there which restrict the speed of the RAM installed or the system BUS.

Hope this helps....

PS. If it says 196 I wouldn't worry about the NVRAM Post messages or lack of.

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by mikehoke In reply to PC does not check NVRAM a ...

I already checked properties in My Computer before I posted the question and I know for sure that the memory has been accepted and that it made a significant improvement to the performance of my system.

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