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I have an older P-200 MMX machine with an Asus motherboard (VX97) which supports up to 128Meg of Ram. I used to have 32 meg in 2 16 meg SIMM configuration. I recently bought 128 megs, 4 32 meg SIMMS, all the same (8x32 60ns 72 pin EDO) The problem is that the motherboard only seems to see 64 meg, I swapped them out and still the system only sees the 64 meg, How do I get the system to see the full 128?
You might want to try upgrading your motherboard BIOS. It might help.
Did you check your motherboard manual? From what it seems like, your board cannot support more than 64MB of RAM. It is a VX board, isn't it.
Hope it helps.
You seem to need a BIOS update to recognize the large SIMMs.
btw, Intel VX does not support more than 16 MBytes per DIMM side. Forget about using SDRAM.
Yeah, update your bios or just check that you have enabled to have that amount in your bios.
Thank you all for the suggestions, however, my systems still only sees 64MB. I have flashed the BIOS chip with the latest version from ASUS (#401A0-0204v) still no change. I have downloaded the ASUS VX97 motherboard manual, where is clearly states in Chapter 3, Section 2 that this mother board can handle up to 128MB.
Here is what the manual says:
This motherboard supports four 72-pin SIMMs of 4 MB, 8MB, 16MB, or 32Mbto form a memory size between 8MB to 128MB. The DRAM can be either 60ns or 70ns Fast Page Mode or Enhanced Data Output. SIMMs must be installed in pairs so that each bank contains two of the same size memory modules. Maximum memory size of SIMMS must be 128MB or less.
Important: Memory speed setup is required in BIOS Chipset Setup “Auto Configuration.”
Things I have Noticed:
When the system boots up and does memory check, the system will cycle through 5 times and always ends with 65MB ( I think that’s the 64MB plus what ever cache I have on board) but why cycle 5 times?
Windows 98 systems icon in the control panel sees 64meg, which is good but I really would like to see 128 right?
I have sent a e-mail to ASUS tech support but I have not received an answer, also ASUS knowledge base database is down for maintenance.
Keep those suggestions coming,
Check in bios setup, you need to enable "fast boot" or "disable memory check" (it will still cycle, but only once).
I ran into the same problem on a friend's computer, changed bios to bypass the memory test, w98 saw the new memory (so did sandra, etc.) and system hasn't had any problems since then.
Flashing you bios will fix this problem
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