Bios reports 320Mb, Windows XP 256Mb

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by upsetter, Apr 15, 2002.

  1. upsetter

    upsetter Guest

    Hi
    I've changed my ram on the motherboard (a Gigabyte 7iex4) to 2x 128Mb and 1x64 Mb (all PC100). The bios picks this up properly, but windows still reports the old amount, 256Mb. Any ideas?
     
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Is it being shared with onboard video?
     
  3. upsetter

    upsetter Guest

    No, it's not. I used to have 1 x 128Mb and 2 x 64Mb SDram, I now have 2 x 128Mb and 1 x 64Mb. The memory check in POST is ok (even a full check) but Windows XP still reports 256 Mb.
     
  4. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    I'm not sure what the problem could be. You might try swapping the sticks around into different configurations like 64-128-128; 128-64-128, etc. just to see if XP will pick it up. You might check the compatability list to see if that 64mb chip is supported or not - it looks like that's the one XP finds distasteful.