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Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2000 - 4:49 pm:   

I have an older j-571-b motherboard with a cyrix pr200 cpu.
the board is made by jetway-

the board was working, when I installed one 64 meg pc100 128 pin dimm module.
but, only 16 meg of memory is detected.

I have flashed the bios to the most recent version I could find (571b-e01.bin), because I was told that would solve the problem.
it has not solved the problem.

I'd appreciate any suggestions.
Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2000 - 9:56 pm:   

There is no reason why a 168 pin PC 100 DIMM won't work in a 66 Mhz motherboard. The bios on your machine may not recognize 64 MB DIMMs though...

Try entering CMOS and setting the chipset features setup to "auto config". Don't forget to "save" before leaving setup.

Download your user manual and check out the permissible memory combinations. Sometimes there are combinations of DIMMs (168 pin) and SIMMs (72 pin) that won't work together. If you are using DIMMs and SIMMs together, try removing the SIMMs altogether.

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