I bought an additional 128mb pc100 memory from crucial for my old computer running on 98SE and with a PC Chips M741LMRT mother board (which already had 64mb [66mhz] memory installed.) After installation the system only recognises the 128 and not the combination. Ive tried changing slots-if I put the 64 in slot 1 and the 128 in slot 2 the system only recognises 64 and vice versa. Any ideas about what to do next would be greatly appreciated.
operates on a 100 MHz memory bus (PC-100 memory). If you are using a processor that runs on a 66 MHz system bus, you must use memory that operates on a 66 MHz memory bus. You can install any size of memory module from 16 MB up to 256 MB, so the maximum memory size is 3 x 256 MB = 768 MB.
thanks for your replies. yes as far as i am aware they are both sdram.
I read the manual before buying and inserting the memory which is why i am confused (and frustrated!). the new 128 mb module must be able to run on 66mhz as my system runs as normal with just this module inserted.
ok,thanks for your thoughts - i could do that and buy another 128 stick, however how do i know its not just a dead slot [without resorting to going to a dodgy computer shop-remind me to never buy a cheap noname computer again!] and why does the manual not say it has to be the same size. Is this assumed knowledge?