detected ram halved after bios upgrade

Is your memory not fully recognized? (Intel VX chipset Memory recognition)
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pizz
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Wed Jun 19, 2002 12:31 pm

hi everyone I've got a strange problem here:
after having: firstly installed a new bios and, not happy, flashed the old one, the ram detected has dropped to from 256 to 128Mb (in both cases)
I desperately need more memory but I dont' want to buy a new 256Mb stick to get only 128...
any ideas?
a really sad pc user :cry:
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Wed Jun 19, 2002 2:13 pm

Clear CMOS.
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pizz
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Wed Jun 19, 2002 2:18 pm

well I did clear the cmos just before flashing the bios...
If I cleared it again, what would happen? :?:
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Wed Jun 19, 2002 7:36 pm

It's possible that the new BIOS stores the memory size (and also some other configuration) data in CMOS in different way than the old one. That's why clearing CMOS is recommended after BIOS update.
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pizz
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Thu Jun 20, 2002 12:48 pm

I've just cleared the cmos again, with no success....it still detects 128 mb.
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Thu Jun 20, 2002 1:31 pm

Try reinserting your DIMMs.
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Thu Jun 20, 2002 2:22 pm

Sorry, done that as well (I've actually put the RAM in a different position...)
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