Can anyone help. I'm running two PC's, one, a Pentium 3 733Mhz with Tyan Trinity S1854 motherboard, 20Gb Seagate HD, Nvidia Riva TN2 graphics and Creative Soundblaster audio, the other is a 1Gb Pentium 3 with an Asus TUSL2-C motherboard, 2 x 40Gb Western Digital drives, Matrox Millenium G400 max and an Audiophile 2496 soundcard.
With memory so cheap at the moment, I decided to upgrade the RAM on both machines to 512Mb. I bought 2 x 256Mb 133SDRAM 168 pin boards from Crucial (via their website) for the 1Gb machine, and installed three different branded cards into the 733Mhz machine (1 x 128Mb Hyundai, 1 x 128Mb Toshiba, and 1 x 256Mb Kingston - all 133SDRAM 168 pin).
On rebooting, both systems recognised the new memory, but their didn't seem to be a significant increase in performance on either. I ran a diagnostic test using Norton Systemworks 2000/Utilites and in both machines address errors were found. After laboriously running individual tests on each memory card, I found that according to Norton diagnostics, only the two 128Mb cards were working. So, I installed both 128Mb cards in the same machine and once again the memory test failed.
Is this a problem with the Norton Systemworks program (in that it is unable to run tests on memory above 128Mb) or could there be a fault elsewhere in the system? It's strange that I should encounter the same problem on different computers using different motherboards, and I Think it's unlikely that Crucial have sent me two dud memory cards (although it is possible). Or, have I made a glaringly obvious mistake during installation.