Which doesn't mean the RAM will work, just that the SPD portion did.
Best of luck.
I think I may have posted this in the wrong section earlier today so since I can't delete the other one, I'll put it here.
I have an Abit A-20 mobo. It has 2 memory slots and is capable of a max. of 2 GB RAM. Ever since I built this computer about 2 yrs. ago, it has run with a single memory stick in slot 1 - a 256 MB DDR-SDRAM Corsair PC2700, part # VS256MB333. As you can see, this systems runs a 333 MHz bus with a 166 MHz FSB.
I bought an EXACT COPY of the memory stick, another Corsair PC 2700 part # VS256MB333. Same stick, same size & type, same brand, same EVERYTHING. I put it in slot 2 and the computer doesn't even see it. I swap the sticks. New stick in slot 1 and old stick in slot 2. The computer now sees the new stick in slot 1 but doesn't see the onld stick that's now in slot 2. both BIOS and Windows only see 256MB when they should see 512.
I thought perhaps slot 2 was bad until I ran CPU-Z. This utility shows detailed info. about the CPU and memory. CPU-Z sees 512 MB RAM. For those unfamiliar with CPU-Z, it also reports the contents of each memory slot and they're BOTH reported, stats and all.
So obviously the slot works and so does the new stick. I have software that can see both memory sticks but neither the BIOS nor Windows (XP Pro) can see the second one. This is very puzzling.
Tonight I will flash the BIOS and do an update to see if that "wakes it up". But like I said earlier, this system is only 2 yrs. old so I doubt the BIOS update will help. It's just the latest revision that addresses other issues and the earlier one supported up to 2 GB anyway. Any ideas?