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RAM not recognized in System Properties

by BlueChip0528 / February 23, 2004 10:35 PM PST


I recently added 1 Gig of Ram to my system. The RAM shows up in the Bios and in the XP System Information window, but does not show up in the System Properties screen in Control Panel. The System Properties only shows 512 MB. Has anyone experienced a similar problem? Any one know how to fix it?

I have update dmy Bios and, again, the memory shows up everywhere but in the System Properties.

Is there a reason XP would only recognize 512 MB? My board can hold up to 4 gigs.



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Re:RAM not recognized in System Properties
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 23, 2004 10:40 PM PST

Look in MSCONFIG (start, run it), the BOOT.INI tab, the Adavanced Options and see what MAXMEM is.

Or share with this forum what's in your BOOT.INI file.


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Re:Re:RAM not recognized in System Properties
by BlueChip0528 / February 24, 2004 10:30 AM PST

Thanks! That fixed the problem. The MAXMEM wouldn't go above 512, so I removed the value, unchecked the MAXMEM box and the memory is properly reported and allocated everywhere! Thanks, again for the assistance!

Sorry for the delay, I had to wait until I got home to do the work. : )

Hope all is well!


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