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Re: [SLE] OT Memory question(s)
  • From: AmigaPhil@xxxxxxx
  • Date: 4 Jul 2005 18:18:33 +0100
  • Message-id: <1819.46T1654T10983159AmigaPhil@xxxxxxx>
NTM (Joe_Morris@xxxxxxx) wrote something I wish to comment :
(news:<42C95A7B.3020606@xxxxxxx> posted on 04-juil-05 16:49:15)

>>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.

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