Memory not recognised!!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by wufong, Jan 21, 2003.

  1. wufong

    wufong Guest

    I Have 256 MB Crucial DDR (266mhz) installed, but my motherboard only recognised it as 128 MB:huh: Any Ideas why?(see sig for specs).

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  2. Krux

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    tryed all slots? if not try that
     
  3. Krux

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    also did u buy it from a store? or second hand for say a friend? they might have been mistaken and thought it was 256 when it wasn't. Just a though ;)
     
  4. sboulema

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    ha dthe same problem. my 128 mb got recognise as 96 mb. I think it has something to do with the ram module. there a a lot of different sort of ram and not all of them work good with your mobo maybe. hat was my porblem
     
  5. Shamus MacNoob

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    Is that the only stick you have? if so you wont be able to try all slots you need to have a stick in the #1 slot at all times ..... you could check your bios and load the default set up / settings this should set the board to auto detect the proper settings for your ram and all other hardware
     
  6. Shamus MacNoob

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    just to point out something .... I have 3 sticks of 256mb pc2700 and when I added the 3rd stick my machine went wacky ... funny thing is the 3 of them are all from same company!!! soooooo go figure that .... what I did was I had to switch them around and it worked never did figure out why it would act that way .makes no sence and since I did the switcharoo all is running fine .... so what does all that mean to you ? ... nothing lol expect that if you do have more than one stick the switcharoo is a good thing to try and resetting the default /set up options in the bios should settle the board from there you could go back to the bios and tweak the settings one at a time!! .... I run mine with the ram and agp in turbo mode but I needed to do that in steps ...........

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  7. Krux

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    not every board has to have ram in the first slot mine for one doesn't (soyo) in fact I have my stick in the middle slot lol :eek:
     
  8. Shamus MacNoob

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    I saw he has the gigabyte board and I know that model that was why I said that..... :eek:
     
  9. Krux

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    well was just saying so he knows for future refrence :p also some board won't work properly with all dimm slots fill with ram. I don't think any of the newer board have this problem but some of the older ones do.
     
  10. Shamus MacNoob

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    Wonder if he will ever get back here so we know what happened to it ? LOLOL I love it when they never bother coming back to let us know if it worked :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
  11. Krux

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    hahah oh yah thats the best thing in the world!:D
     
  12. wufong

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    Ram is in slot 1. The problem seems to have corrected itself. The board seems to have taken a couple of days to recognise the correct memory specification after it was booted for the first time:confused: These boxes of micro chips never cease to suprise me!!! Thanks for your assistance guys;)
     
  13. Shamus MacNoob

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    Great!!!!!!!!!! your welcome:D
     
  14. wufong

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    Looks like this little problem has reared it's ugly head again - A couple of weeks running fine , then.... outta nowhere the system is telling me I have only 128 MB of Ram! Any suggestions would be welcome as I am somewhat perplexed:confused: :confused:
     
  15. GoNz0

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    flash the motherboard with the latest bios, fix's most ram issues.
     
  16. wufong

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    Just finished flashing the latest bios from the manufacturer's website ( which makes it easier to o/c the FSB,by the way) but still no change on the RAM front, still showing as 128 not 256......:huh: