pc133 ram in pc100 mobo
My wife has an AI61 Shuttle recently upgraded to Windows XP. Added more RAM up to 3 sticks of 128MB for total of 384MB RAM. Tried to get a little more so I popped in a 256MB stick of PC133 along with two others. Bottom line, it doesn't recognize any more than 256MB RAM. Has anyone else had this trouble. Is there a chance I would do better with 256MB PC100 sticks? The manual says it can take 3 sticks of 256MB RAM for a total of 768, but I can't get any higher than 384 with the 128 sticks, or 256MB with any combination of 256 sticks along with others. Some of the 128 sticks are PC133.
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it's the density of the memory chips, not the speed rating. If you have a 256MB Dimm with only 8 chips, the board will only see 1/2 the amount. It would have to be a 16 chip 256MB dimm.
I got two low density double-sided 256MB RAM sticks. The Shuttle AI61 recognizes them both. The memory has been doubled from 320MB to 640MB. Her Windows XP should function a little better now. At least it should be worth the $10 spent.