[Wolves] Odd memory module problem
kevanf1 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 18 11:09:52 GMT 2005
On Fri, 18 Mar 2005 11:01:50 +0000, Peter Evans <zen8486 at zen.co.uk> wrote:
> On Friday 18 Mar 2005 10:46, Kevanf1 wrote:
> > of course there is a BIOS restriction. Sorry, that thought has just
> > popped into my head....
> Apologies if I sound like I'm teaching ppl to suck eggs!
> From the sounds of it this kit is quite old (PC133). First port of call is to
> check the MBoard specs/design. If it's possible find out the manufacturer
> and model - then go check their web site for the manuals. It's more than
> likely that a BIOS upgrade is needed. Also it's a good idea to check the
> 'timings' that are being set in BIOS against those for the memory modules
> being used.
> It is possible that at an engineering level, due to the age of the board, it
> might not recognise memory modules larger than 256. But this is unlikely.
> A final thought, where fitting the two modules is concerned. Is the memory
> being fitted into the correct slots? I remember that for certain
> boards/memory it had to be fitted in pairs and they had to be in the right
> slots in order for it to work. Again, reference to the Mboard manual is the
> way to go here.
> I realise this may not have contributed much and apologise if it's just added
> Pete Evans
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Anything is good help Pete, don't worry. If it only backs up what I
have already done it does at least show that I'm on the right track.
The first thing I did was to ask him the mobo make etc. I finally got
the serial number and went over to motherboards.org From here I
managed to get a manual to check memory requirements. His board is an
MSI - can't remember what model exactly but I have it written down
somewhere - which will take up to 1gb of memory. It takes DIMMs so
one stick can be used at a time. It's quite possible that they have
to go in slot 1 first but that is not really an issue as it was when
both were put in that it fell over. The BIOS timings are the next
thing I will lokk at, cheers. That's partially the thought that
popped into my head in my previous posting :-) I'm just glad that I
am on the right track.
34 Hill Street
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