Added Memory

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mushdog

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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??
TIA
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Akash

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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
 
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mushdog

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

mushdog

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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.
Regards,
MD
 

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