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By victormjr ·
ok after doing a memtest and upgrading to 256 meg of ram my pc is only reading 64 meg.in my bios setting the non-os2 option is still at the same setting. my results of my memtest discovered a memory error and suggested that i replace my memory,(which is the 256 meg upgrade already in place).i have tried to test the memory i have now and with each test i do my pc boots normally.i tried with 32,64,128,256 meg memory mods and all boot my system normally.my problem is that now im getting only 64 meg of memory that is readable when i have 256 in the machine.with the proper setting in bios,(non-os2).im thinking that there is something more to this then just a memory problem.if anyone has had a similar problem and has fixed it please reply to this posting.(my pc is an amd pc2100 1.4 gig machine with w2k os)

thanx!

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by dmiles7 In reply to stumped....

Check the memory to insure it is the same type
Boot computer,when startup screen appears,press designated key to open Bios Setup,select the Advanced tab,go down to Memory in list,right-click and change the memory to amount desired

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by victormjr In reply to stumped....

thanx for the info,but you cant right click when your in the bios.also there are more than 1 advanced tabs in bios can you be more specific please.
thanx

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by CG IT In reply to stumped....

What motherboard and what BIOS and do you have intergrated Video onboard? Do you have "Quick Boot" enabled?

In the "Standard CMOS Features" page of the BIOS, you'll find how much memory the BIOS detects. Base Memory [which will be 640K] ExtendedMemory and Total memory.
What does your BIOS say?

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by TheChas In reply to stumped....

Is it the BIOS / POST memory test that only reads 64MB, or only in Windows?

If it is only in Windows, check your system files for a maxmem statement.

In BIOS settings, check for reserved memory, or a memory hole setting.
Need to know the specific motherboard to tell you exactly where to find these settings.
Often part of advanced settings.

Chas

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by PaulP In reply to stumped....

Are you absolutely certain the new memory is compatible with the manufacturer and motherboard specifications? If you are not absolutely certain, that is where to start your investigation. Besides type of memory you can put on a motherboard, some limit the MB size of the DIMM or SIMM that will work.

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by victormjr In reply to stumped....

yes i am sure that the memory i have is compatable with my pc.i even looked at the manufacturers web site and look at all the specs. as stated in my first post, mymemory is ddr and pc2100.the max it can go is 1.4 gig.

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by www.pinoyfun.com In reply to stumped....

ask for a replacement ram .. thats all i can say..

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by daymurphy In reply to stumped....

I had exactly the same prob with my brothers compaq. I solved it by istalling two banks of 128 rather tham one of 256. Apparently some boards require this for some strange reason.
Iknow it sounds wierd but it worked for me....!

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by victormjr In reply to stumped....

thanks ! but i already did that and i get the same problem.

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