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what kind of ram ?

By chickenlegs ·
i have a pc to up the ram. it has pc66 168 pin in it. i added 1 stick and it dont show. if i replace 1 with a higher value it shows a loss of ram. if i try its ram in another pc it dont register. it has 48 mb. 2 sticks 1 32, 1 16. the 32 has tin pins, the 16 has gold. the ram dont work in 3 other pc,s that i tried . im at a loss. cust. claims tele was hit by lightning and had to change modem. pc works fine. ran all kinds of diag. programs. all checks out fine. HELP!

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by pierrejamme In reply to what kind of ram ?

First of all, your RAM must be PC66 and it is hard to find.
Secondly did you check out www.simmtester.com? Download a free program called docmem20.exe to make a boot disk memory checker.
Good Luck.

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by chickenlegs In reply to what kind of ram ?

i used doc memory to find the kind of memory as far as pc 66 and value. i used belarc advisor for board identy.

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by 14ME24U In reply to what kind of ram ?

First you should be sure there is nothing on the motherboard jumpers set wrong. You never know who played with this before you. Check Motherboard for DIMM Voltage Selectors just to do a double check.They will likely have a 3.3V and 5V value you canselect.The speed of SDRAM DIMM modules should be set according to the Motherboard Specs. Also You may not be able to mix and match the memory sizes meaning dont put 1 module of 48 in Bank 0 and a 16M in Bank 1 unless the Manual says you can. The MBmay be unable to handle it. The best thing to do is read the manual for the Motherboard. What is your Motherboard type? This would be helpful

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by chickenlegs In reply to what kind of ram ?

the motherboard is intel corp. TEA 430 vx , AA658034-309, serial # K81128137 socket 7. i cant find any support on this. i ran a belarc to get this info. both sticks of ram are of same voltage. the 32mb is the one with tin pins. i can reverse postions with these sticks and they still work. there is 3 slots, they will work in anyone of them and show, but no other will.

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by ajarwey2001 In reply to what kind of ram ?

Firstly you may be mixing the memory. It is not advisable to have a tin and gold pin-etched memories on the same board. Check what capacity of ram the board can support. If the board can support 100MB of ram and you go beyond that the balance ramwill not show. Consult your system board manufacturer or the computer manufacturer at their website.

Andrew

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by chickenlegs In reply to what kind of ram ?

i cant find any support for this board, as listed above.

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by TheChas In reply to what kind of ram ?

First of all, many of the older motherboards are very picky as to the configuration of the DIMM modules. I have seen them report 1/4 and 1/16 of the RAM on a "modern" DIMM.

Numerous motherboards only work with double-sided PC-66 SDRAM modules, and nothing else.

Also, there was a TechRepublic article on memory issues and the Intel 430TX chipset.
I don't remember the specifics, but I believe that if you have over 64MB of RAM, the cache memory is disabled!

I have experiance many memory modules that will not work together.
I keep a PC-100 double-sided DIMM on hand because I have yet to find a motherboard that it will not work in. (except a few with 32MB SDRAM limits!)

2nd, Just because Belarc says you have an Intel board, does not mean that Intel built the board.
The model numbers you provided are similar to Intel numbers, so the board could be an OEM. If so, you need to identify the make and model of the original PC it was in for support.

Here is a link to Intels motherboard archive;
http://support.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/archive.htm

Remove any spaces from the pasted link.

You can verify who made the motherboard from the tools at www.motherboards.org
or www.wimsbios.com

Chas

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by TheChas In reply to what kind of ram ?

I had an ASUS 430TX chipset motherboard with 3 DIMM sockets.

If a 64MB DIMM was in slot 1 or 2, slot 3 was dissabled.

My point is that many of these older motherboards had some strange configuration limits.

Chas

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by ajarwey2001 In reply to what kind of ram ?

Hello,

There is another point to consider when troubleshooting your problem which I overlooked today. You should check up the settings of your computer(cmos/bios setup at begging of system startup- mostly delete or F10 keys) to see if the systemallows multiple memory.

But I think the main problem is you are adding more ram than necessary so setup may help.

Andrew

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by chickenlegs In reply to what kind of ram ?

the system allows more ram. it can be upped to 128.

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