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by garnet1401 / October 8, 2004 5:28 PM PDT

I've just had my computer memory upgraded to 256mb, but system properties is showing only 127mb. I've been assured by the guy who installed it that I've definitely got 256mb, but I'm not so sure. Can anybody enlighten me on this please?

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by billzhills / October 8, 2004 10:41 PM PDT
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if you have two sticks....
by reefurbb / October 11, 2004 1:20 AM PDT
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try each one separately. Even if they work separately, they may not work together.

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WHERE'S MY MEMORY in my BX chipset based PC?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 11, 2004 1:36 AM PDT
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This one continues to pound new technicians into accepting they don't know it all... Here's an article about 256MB sticks of RAM in BX based boards.

"the problem is all chipsets 440BX and older will not recognize densities greater than 128MB on a single sided RAM chip. Unless you've got something with an 810/815 chipset or newer, this RAM will not work properly. This gets 3/5 stars because it doesn't work properly with almost the entire market for SDR SDRAM, and it's very difficult to know this before purchasing." and many other articles out there. knows this issue and will supply the right sticks that will work proper.


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