Ram question

By drillerblaster ยท 5 replies
May 9, 2009
  1. hello,im curious as to why when i put a 512 mb chip sdram in,it only recognizes 256,also it seems i cant use mixed chips of ram,,such as a 256 and a 128,,would that be setting in bios,,any help be appreciated,,thank you
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    What are your complete system specs? Computer make and model? What Operating System are you running?
  3. drillerblaster

    drillerblaster TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hey Tmagic650,ty for qiuck responce,,the comp is an old pentium 3 600mhz-mainboard ASUStek,,,P2-99. running xp home
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,036   +2,558

    Do you have any idea how much RAM the machines capacity is supposed to be?

    You do understand that this is a "collectible" computer. If you can find the mobo manual anywhere that might help.

    As far as venturing into areas like updating the BIOS, if this were mine I'd leave it alone, totally alone.

    It does seem very picky, not "mix and match" like most of the current crop

    Edit; Quite a few Asus boards are notoriously picky about RAM.

    My personal solution to the situation would be to start planning my next build. Verily!
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Maximum supported RAM is 512MB. See the specs here:
    http://www.dealtime.com/xPF-Asustek-Intel-440ZX-Chipset I imagine that you can only use 2 256MB SDRAM modules, of the same type and speed of the original module(s)
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

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