Memory upgrade problems

  Big Al 13:46 15 Jan 2003
  Big Al 13:46 15 Jan 2003

I have a Quantex 450mhz PIII, originally with 128meg of SDRAM. (2 * 64megs).
I have upgraded to 384meg with 3 * 128 meg Kingston 133mhz memory chips. Unfortunately the computer is only reconising them as 3 64meg chips. Any ideas.

  mikef™ 13:54 15 Jan 2003

It maybe that your Bios does not recognise that amount of memory. Have a look here with your computer details and see what it says, without your full model details I cann't do it for you.

  mikef™ 13:55 15 Jan 2003

Sorry forgot to post the link click here DOH

  Big Al 15:45 15 Jan 2003

Thanks Mikef

The manual that came with the motherboard states that it is compatible. You may be right about the Bios, I will check for a Bios update.

The Motherboard is a Biostar M6TBA. I was wondering if there are any utilities that can detect and refresh the Bios Memory checker.

  mikef™ 16:02 15 Jan 2003

Crucials mtherboard info click here agrees as well, I'll leave Bios flashing advice to the experts as it's to fraught with dangers for me to even consider doing.

  myball123 22:38 15 Jan 2003

Go to here to find the details of which BIOS is available for your mobo.

click here

Hope that helps


  Big Al 13:06 24 Jan 2003

The reason why I had the problem was explained by Kingston.
The memory I ordered is 133mhz, and the Motherboard is 100mhz, as these are constructed different there can be compatabiolity issues. When I place the 128meg 133mhz memory modules into another computer they worked no problems.

I suppose this comes down to experience.

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