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Old 06-20-2001, 12:30 AM   #1
Yuuzhan Vong
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16, 32, 64, 128, 256.....


If somebody read my previous posts you'll know that i had problems with the whole functioning of my computer, some said the HD kicked it, some said it was the BIOS, but before sending it to the technician i gave it a last shot...and it worked!! i took out a 32MB Acer Dimm and now the comp works perfectly (well, as perfect it can work with winblows), my question is: Do anybody knows what could have been the problem about the RAM, because i had a 32MB & a 64 MB Dimms, maybe it can't have it that way cuz it was running on 96 total, does it have to be 16 or 32 or 64 or 128 exclusively??
 
Old 06-20-2001, 12:41 AM   #2
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Uhm, some PC's require that DIMM's be put in a certain order for functionality to work. I'd suggest checking your manual to make sure you don't need to do that. Other than that it could be just plain bad RAM. I have had my machine on 96 MB of ram running fine, as long as it's a power of 2(or combo) it will work(1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, ...)
 
Old 06-20-2001, 04:02 AM   #3
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A good program to test memory:
http://www.memtest86.com/
 
Old 06-22-2001, 04:24 AM   #4
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I've had plain old bad RAM, and mobos that don't like mixing RAM. I picked up an old Gigabyte that got all huffy when I mixed 32/64 MB sticks.

Rule #1 - Check your RAM with software as menioned above.
Rule #2 - Don't mix.
Rule #3 - Get good mobos with stable chips. (IMHO Asus/Intel/Abit)

Too loaded. Gotta go.
D.
 
Old 07-20-2001, 07:14 AM   #5
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You might check if your BIOS supports these memsize...
 
  


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