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Re: [SLE] OT Memory question(s)
  • From: AmigaPhil@xxxxxxx
  • Date: 3 Jul 2005 21:25:17 +0100
  • Message-id: <2368.45T858T12852511AmigaPhil@xxxxxxx>
roach (robert_spencer@xxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote something I wish to comment :
(news:<200507031436.08751.robert_spencer@xxxxxxxxxxxx> posted on 03-juil-05
13:36:08)

>> It's hard to determine what you're saying.  The amount of memory
>> shouldn't change, with moving the memory around, unless the mother board
>> has some restriction on memory placement.  Does it?  It is entirely
>> possible that an apparent memory error will occur, if there's a poor
>> connection, caused by dirt etc.  I wouldn't call a reduced amount of
>> available memory "free of defects".  If you can't access some memory
>> that's plugged in, there's a problem somewhere.
>
> I had a problem recently with a MSI motherboard. It wouldn't see all the
> memory and sometime see no memory at all, depending on DIMM placement.
> A BIOS upgrade fixed the problem.
>
> Check motherboard manufacturers website to see if this is a known problem
> with that specific motherboard.

I'm too having the halfed sized memory problem.

I bought 3 RAM sticks of 256 Mb (don't remind the supplier/model now),
and at first, they properly showed as a total of 768 Mb RAM.
Later, I realized that the RAM available had fall to 384 Mb (???)
I didn't change anything to the hardware configuration.

I've just updated the BIOS, but that didn't help to recover the missing
half RAM. I also tried to modify a few chipset setting in the BIOS, but
without any improvement.
Is there something particular I should check/set in the BIOS settings ?

Probably the RAM sticks are low quality ones and are defective.
My motherboard is a AOPEN AX6BC Pro. The only 256Mb SDRAM dimm tested
by AOPEN (Mitsubishi M5M4V64S20ATP) as shown on their website seems to
be no more available anywhere.

Can someone recommand me some good quality 256 Mb SDRAM I could buy
from Internet ?




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