Is your memory not fully recognized? (Intel VX chipset Memory recognition)
#51071 by NJL72413
Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:04 am
I have bought 2 brand new RAM cards for my computer. They are both 1GB each. I have removed my original RAM (256 ea) and replaced them. My computer only recognizes 1GB of RAM total. I have put in just one of them with the result of only 512MB RAM being recognized, and I have tried putting one in with one of my old cards and I get 768MB RAM recognized. I have been told that Flashing my BIOS may remedy this.

I'm sure that this is not a problem of them not being put in properly and I was assured by the company that sold them to me that they were compatible.

I have done a ton of research in the last few days about BIOS. I have used CPU-Z and found that it recognizes 2 1GB RAM cards in my system (and my system is definitely faster, though I have nothing to judge it against so I'm not sure if my computer is just a little weird or if it's actually something in the BIOS that needs to be updated).

My BIOS is made by Pheonix and on the POST screen it says it's an AWARDBIOS V6.00PG and the version is VIQ0703L. I cannot find any BIOS for this version on the BIOSTAR (the company that made my Mboard) site or in a google search.

For other info here is the address to the information gathered by CPU-Z: http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=448818


In my searches I have found several posts on this site to be useful. Thank you for your help :)
Last edited by NJL72413 on Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:00 pm, edited 2 times in total.