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Posted on Saturday, August 11, 2001 - 8:32 am:   

I just upgraded my memory. I have 3 DIMM sticks. Each can hold 128mb. I have two 128mb cards in DIMM 1 and 2, DIMM 3 has a 64mb card. I only have 256mb of ram. The max is 384 When I switch the cards around the results are the same. Which ever card is in DIMM 3 is not seen by the computer. Is there any thing I can do to correct the problem?
Posted on Monday, August 13, 2001 - 6:51 am:   

Have you tried just putting a single DIMM in slot 3? If that configuration doesn't work, then you have a bad slot. Don't use it.

If the single-dimm-in-slot-three DOES work, then you may have either a chipset or bios problem. Some chipsets are picky about what combination of DIMMs they will accept. Just because it says it will support a maximum of 384 MB doesn't mean it will support every single possible size and\or population of DIMM up to 384 MB. Take a look at the manual for your motherboard and see if there is a chart for memory population.

If that doesn't supply the answer, you can check the motherboard manufacturer's site to see if there is a bios update available. Often bios updates have the corresponding fixes listed, perhaps yours had a problem identifying memory. In any case it's always fun to just arbitrarily update your bios whether it needs it or not :o)

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