RAM reading only 50%
I have a a BE6-II Mobo, 800e PIII, and 256MB
Crucial Cas2 Registered PC133 ECC RAM .
Problem is that my system from the bios onward is only reading 128MB of RAM.
This is not consistant as I have tried a Crucial PC 100 256MB ECC Unbuffered stick of RAM and the Mobo read 256MB. I also tried a stick of generic 256MB Cheap RAM and this read also 256MB. I tried anougher 256MB PC100 Generic board with Micron Chips on and this also read 128MB. Have tried all the slots and cannot figure out why this is happening. There seems to be no consistancy.
Does anyone have any ideas ????? Thanks..
You know what? Actually I ran into the same exact problem on my Tyan S1832DL mainboard, only the other way around. It happened to me with a generic 256 RAM module.
I bought a generic 256 memory stick and it only recognized it as 128mb. I went back to where I purchased it and exchanged it for another generic 256mb Memory module and it was the same problem again. I ended up replacing the generic RAM with a Samsung 256MB module and it solved the problem. It seems that certain boards have incompatibility problems with certain 256 RAM modules, regardless of if it's generic or name brand said the techie at Tyan.
It amazing how much windows chunk up resources requiring >64 meg of ram just do play some game at a decent speed. I remember the old day of c64 which uses only 64K, and An Amiga that uses 512K, then 1meg.
"640KB should be enough for everyone!"
- B. Gates
I phoned Crucial and asked one of the techs what the problem was with this chip. According to the tech, there is a known problem running Crucial Registered PC133 RAM on a BX440 chipset type board.
I will experiment with this a little more as I have one of the new BE6-II Rev2 boards arriving some time this week. I will try it in this board and see if I have any more luck .....
Really? I heard that Crucial Memories were supposed to be very good for compatibility issues. Of course those words DID come from a vendor, so I guess it could just be a sales pitch.
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