i need to find someone who has an msi 6417 motherboard because i am having trouble getting my ram recognised and a friend of mine thinks it might be the switches on the mobo, but i dont know what ones to change. i have 1x128mb and 1x256mb ram installed and it only recognises 192mb. i have checked and the mobo is capable of 512mb. it is the correct type and my friend has checked through the bios and still no change. this has led us to believe the switches on the mobo are leading the pc to think i have a 128 and a 64. Any help would be very welcome. Thanks
Then the 256 is the wrong type of memory for the motherboard you have got it's got to be an old board. It is only seeing half the chips on the memory that you bought. Are there chips on both sides of the memory you bought if so that is why
i only have 2 slots. its about 4 years old and i'm trying to make it last a bit longer! cant afford a new one at the mo! i cant see it is faulty because the 128 is seen as 128 whichever slot i put it in when its on its own. when i have it in with the 256 which is exactly the same type of stick, the 128 is only seen as 64!