I just bought some new memory for a couple of aging PC's using PC100 RAM 1 of them an old PII Advent which had 128mb of RAM accepted the new memory 1 of 512mb SDRAM stick and 1 of 256mb SDRAM stick (not at the same time but when I checked the reported RAM available it only showed 264 mb and 128mb respectively. The other a PII Hewlet Packard which had 64mb of RAM wouldnt boot up with either of the two new sticks on board but did boot up with the The 128 mb stick from the Advent, but again only reported 64mb available from the system properties in control panel. does any body have any idea why this might have happened.
Thanks for your reply Sil_ver. The Advent is running win ME and the HP win 98 but how do you check the Motherboards capacity the advent has four slots and the HP only two. Also still cant see why both machines report 1/2 memeory that is actually in place. Cheers