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BIOS only recognizes 196 MB RAM

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by CM, Dec 17, 2003.

  1. CM

    CM Guest

    I posted this message before, but realized I should have also
    indicated the motherboard is by Azza, Model 5VMD, Chipset MVP3.

    My system will not read more than 196 MB of RAM even though I have 256
    MB installed. Each stick will read the full 128 MB if I put them in
    by themselves. But if I have both installed together, system only
    reads 196 MB. This happened with several different brands of RAM. I
    made sure that they are both 16x64, PC100 (1 stick is from Crucial,
    the other from KByte). The BIOS is Award v 4.51 PG, and it reports
    SDRAM 8 ns in 2 banks. Could it be a setting that's off? What do you
    suggest I do?

    I sent an e-mail to Azza, but no response yet. Any help would be
    CM, Dec 17, 2003
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  2. CM

    hamza Guest

    hay hamza!
    now it could be the bad slot or motherboad or the system setup because
    these days most of the manufectures split the memory for the other
    usage of computer like gaming or other memory using hardware or
    software it helps them lower the cost of the computer so you might
    want to check with the company who makes you r motherboard and find
    good luck man
    hamza, Dec 18, 2003
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