ZIDA 6ABX Tomtao only sees 128Meg of memory max?

Is your memory not fully recognized? (Intel VX chipset Memory recognition)
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noddy123
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I have ZIDA 6ABX board running a P2 at 333MHZ. I have added more memory (3 x 64Meg) or (1 x 256Meg) -- in any case the computer (running XP) only "sees" 128Meg. It does not matter where or what memory combination I use, it only "sees" 128Meg.
I have run the esupport BIOS agent and, although it finds the BIOS info, the "submit request" link fails - page not found.

I cannot find the BIOS update anywhere and it is not on the ZIDA site at all... Can anyone help, else this PC useless... I am assuming it is a BIOS issue at this point. Thanks in advance! :cry:
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It doesn't matter if I have 2 or three 64Meg Dimms -- any combination of 2 or 3 of the DImms (Or the the 256meg by itself) it still only sees 128Meg..... Any way around this??? Anyone know where I could find new BIOS for the ZIDA 6ABX or am I stucK???
Thanks...
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What does the Bios say ?
Does it recognize full capacity of all sticks ?
-> Test with only one stick installed
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Please post your full Bios-ID as seen in the Posting rules in MB-ID section !

http://www.nix.ru/drivers/bios_zida.html
-> might have a newer Bios
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I have put one stick in at a time and it peaks at 128Meg... It sees the 64Megs by themselves..... BUt, if I put in 3 it only sees 128Meg. Or 256 and a 64 -- it still only sees 128Meg. My BIOS is as follows...:
AMIBIOS Motherboard Manufacturer Identification
Version 2.0 (06/30/2003) Copyright 2003 American Megatrends, Inc.

This file has recorded information useful in identifying the manufacturer
of this motherboard. The information is listed below:

An AMIBIOS ID String Was Detected:
61-0607-008031-00111111-071595-440BX
- ---- ------ ------
| | | |
| | | Chipset/BIOS Info
| | BIOS Build Date
| Manufacturer ID
BIOS ROM Information
AMIBIOS ROM Size: 128 KB
BIOS Build Date: Jul 15 1995
Motherboard Manufacturer Code: 8031

AMIBIOS Build Tag: 6ABX007
AMIBIOS Project ID: 6ABX007

For more information on upgrading your BIOS go to http://www.ami.com/support/bios.cfm?refer=mbid
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SMBIOS info:
Manufacturer : Zida Technologies Inc.
Product Name : 6ABX
Version : 1.0
Serial Number: 00000000
Via the BIOS tool it also only sees 128Meg of memory....

Any ideas??? I am stuck.. (PC for my mom)...
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so

1 64MB stick: 64
2 64MB sticks: 128

1 64MB stick + 256MB stick: 128

only 256MB stick: ??? what is shown?
edwin/evasive

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System error, strike any user to continue...
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With a 256 Meg (1 SImm) it only shows 128 Meg... If I also add 64 meg to the 256 it will still only show 128Meg.....
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256MB in sot 1 and 64MB in slot 3?

I think I see a pattern here. In any case, that 256MB stick is incompatible with your board.
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System error, strike any user to continue...
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