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Re: [SLE] OT Memory question(s)
  • From: AmigaPhil@xxxxxxx
  • Date: 5 Jul 2005 21:44:38 +0100
  • Message-id: <2406.47T1922T13043727AmigaPhil@xxxxxxx>
AmigaPhil (AmigaPhil@xxxxxxx) wrote something I wish to comment :
(news:<1819.46T1654T10983159AmigaPhil@xxxxxxx> posted on 04-juil-05 18:18:33)

>>>I did run it once, for a little more than half an hour. All seemed ok,
>>>but I think that only the "visible" 128Mb part of the 256Mb sticks were
>>>tested, the "missing" 128Mb left being ignored.
>> that problem is IMHO a BIOS problem. I have seen similar. My guess is
>> the chips on the SDRAM are too big, and the BIOS doesn't support the
>> highest address line. I had one that only saw 128M of a 256M stick,
>> because IIRC they used 64M chips, and the largest I could use was 32M
>> chips. I could use 256M SDRAM, but I could only use the lower chip
>> size. I was able to swap for an older 256M that used 32M chips with a
>> newer machine. YMMV, but the newer the memory, the possibility of them
>> using the bigger capacity chips (lower chip number) on the stick goes
>> up, and barring the motherboard coming out with a BIOS update to fix it
>> (assuming it isn't a hardware limitation), you may have the same problem
>> with newer memory.
> That's possible.
> The strange thing is that when I first installed the memory sticks,
> they properly showed as a total of 768Mb RAM. Later, I realized that
> the RAM had fall to 384Mb.
> I also recently updated the BIOS, but that didn't fixed the problem.

Erm, well, while I was installing the new 256Mb SDRAM I bought, I saw
the older RAM sticks were NOT 256Mb as I thought, but 128 !
(Shame on me)

I don't know were I saw I was once having 768Mb, as it was not possible.
Maybe I dream too much...
(At least, that made me upgrade the BIOS and increase the available RAM)

Hu-ho, Memtest-86 is now reporting errors at Test 7 - Random number
sequence: various locations, but the Err-Bits is always 00000080

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