PC100 SDRAM-problem

Is your memory not fully recognized? (Intel VX chipset Memory recognition)
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Hi there,

First my BIOS-info:

Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
Version : MI410
Intel 440BX/ZX rev 3

I use PC100 SDRAM and currently have 2 128 mb blocks - one double sided, one single sided.
I then try to install a 256 mb. block, also PC100 RAM. At first everything works just fine - but suddenly while running windows the system crashes. When I reboot the system won't recognize my new block. I restart once more and only 128 mb of the 256 block are recognized.
I take out the two 128 meg blocks and have only the 256 in the system - all 256 megs are recognized.
Could a BIOS update solve this problem?
BIOS Bodhisattva
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Location: Thames Valley, UK

A lot of boards have 3 DIMM slots but don't really have the drive capability to use 3 modules reliably. If your BIOS allows you to change the RAM timing, you could try slowing it down.
The UniFlasher
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Get GoldMemory http://www.goldmemory.cz and test each DIMM separately. Some of them might be bad.
Patched and tested BIOSes are at http://wims.rainbow-software.org
UniFlash - Flash anything anywhere
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