256 MB Ram shown as 128 MB

Is your memory not fully recognized? (Intel VX chipset Memory recognition)
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I’ve bought 2 DIMM PC133 of 256mb each to improve computer’s performance but the system only reads 128mb from each. Do I have a problem of incompatibility with bios (it’s an old version of award/phoenix)? What can I do to optimise the system?
The dimms (2) that I had installed were of 64mb each with PC100 frequency reference.
Should I update my computer BIOS?

Hope to get some support from the community...
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If you have board with older chipset (like i440BX, i440LX), single sided (8-chip) 256MB modules do not work properly - you need double-sided modules (16-chip).
Patched and tested BIOSes are at http://wims.rainbow-software.org
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