Added Memory

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by mushdog, Dec 8, 2001.

  1. mushdog

    mushdog Guest

    I just added 265meg of ram to max out the mb at 512meg. The BIOS sees the addition and memory self test is good, but in System properties/General it only shows 200meg. Is this just a graphics thing or is there a problem with XP seeing the new memory??
  2. Akash

    Akash OSNN Senior Addict

    unless you have a video card thats onboard @ 288mb i doubt its video :p

    weird problem...
    Bios defintly reports it correctly?
    try switching the two 256's over
  3. mushdog

    mushdog Guest

    The bios checks out fine. I will swap the sticks and see if that makes any difference.
    Thanks for your reply!
  4. mushdog

    mushdog Guest

    Found the answer!

    After searching and a little thinking/luck, I found the reason XP would not see all 512 meg of ram. In control panel/performance and maintenance/system/advanced/startup and recovery there was a line under default operating system including "maxmem=200". Just edited it to 512 and all is well now. Hope this might help others.