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Kenny W. Smith
Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2001 - 8:27 am:   

We have a Pentium 200MMX. It has 4 SIMM EDO 72 pin slots, which are 16mb each giving us a total of 64megs RAM. We have 2 extra 168 pin slots. We tried a PC100 64mb in one of the slots to upgrade to 128mb, but it only increased it by 16mb. We pulled out the 4 SIMMS EDOs, and it shows that the PC100 64mb is only reading 16megs. Someone suggested to try a PC66 because our motherboard is older, around 1996-1997. We tried a PC66 128mb and it reads it as only 16mb. Is there a way of upgrading to at least 128mb of RAM?
Posted on Friday, August 10, 2001 - 9:22 pm:   

I have the same EXACT problem !!! I was given a Packard Bell that has two slots that take SDRAM. I put in two 64Mb PC-100 (for a total of 128Mb) and the computer only registered 32Mb total (1/4 of what it should be). I have no idea what to do.
Adam Low
Posted on Saturday, August 11, 2001 - 5:04 am:   

Have you checked the specifications for the motherboard to see if the computer is capable or reading beyond 64MB? Also, for some motherboards, you might have to reconfigured the jumpers, and that should be clearly outlined in the user manuals.

On the side note, you should be able to recognize the motherboard either by the onscreen display when your first turn on your computer (as the computer is doing the RAM count), or it should be printed somewhere on the motherboard itself. A search on the internet or going directly to the manufacturer website should give you access to the user manuals or the jumper settings.

I have had one of those motherboards before with 4 SIMM slots and 2 or 1 DIMM slots, and I think there are possible ways of combining the two different memory types. Also, check in the BIOS to see if there are things which you might need to change in order to get the memory going.

Best of luck!

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