Computer : Patriot AMDK6-2 450MHZ windows '98 which had 32MB PC100 SDRam Have just got a 256MB PC100 SDRam but on insertion (in either slot)two slots on Motherboard it only registers as having 156MB Ram - wheres the other 132MB - tried a couple of BIOS settings - to no avail
And doesn't like windows 98 - just heng the machine at each attempt to run - Good News found motherboard and manual is being downloaded as I write click here motherboard being the BKMVP4 Let you know what it supports memory wise
From the Manual :Changing System Memory The Book PC mainboard has two 168-pin, 3.3 V DIMM (Dual In-line Memory Modules) slots, which can be installed with SDRAM (Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory) memory modules. You can use either 66 or 100 MHz memory modules. You must install at least one memory module in order to use the Book PC. You can install the memory module into any of the two DIMM slots. Each module can have a capacity from 16 MB up to 256 MB, for a maximum system capacity of 512 MB. The edge connectors on the memory modules have cut outs, which coincide with struts in the DIMM slots, so the memory modules can only be installed in the correct way. On the DIMM slot, pull the locking latches at either end of the slots outwards. Position the memory module correctly and insert it into the DIMM slot. Press the module down into the slot so that the locking latches lever inwards and lock the module in place.
Judst ran a small program called MemInfo11 and it reports Bank 0 = 256MB SDRAM PC133 and Bank 1 = 32MB SDRAM PC100 - Motherboard says 66 or 100mHZ Question OK its got 156MHZ working - If I was to take out the 32 MB would the 256 be recognised? or are there any BIOS tweaks