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Re: [SLE] OT Memory question(s)
  • From: "Joe Morris (NTM)" <Joe_Morris@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 04 Jul 2005 10:49:15 -0500
  • Message-id: <42C95A7B.3020606@xxxxxxx>
AmigaPhil@xxxxxxx wrote:
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.
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Joe Morris
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