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I am having a VIA P4M266 motherboard of 2002 make. I am having two SDRAM modules of 128MB 133MHz.But the system is showing only 128MB,whereas when is run some software to check my RAM it shows that both modules in both the slots are working. That motherboard is having slots for DDR 266MHz modules with jumper settings,but recently I tried to upgrade my system with a 512 MB DDR 133MHz but the system didn't boot.
What may be the problem and how to rectify it?
Should I buy a new motherboard?
I wont to P4M266A-MLY motherboard's audio drivers
Posted on Dec 18, 2008
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Unfortunately, this first generation P4 motherboards are a bit strict on the memories that they recognized. Your particular motherboard to my knowledge only accepts either PC100/133 SDRAMs or DDR200/266 which were made on or before 2002. This has nothing to do with frequency but with the recognition architecture of these older boards. Often newer memories would not be recognized or even if they are, the capacity would be halved.
Depending on the specs of your processor and replacement availability, you might be better off purchasing a newer motherboard.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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