Question about Intel MicroStar MS-6166 Slot 1 Pentium III mATX Motherboard - MS-6166

3 Answers

RAM Capacity of Motherboard MS 6166

I've inherited my son's old pc, which slows often to increase virtual memory. I was told increasing RAM size would help. Current RAM is 128Mb; How much RAM will this mobo support please?? Numbers on board are...N1996 MS6166 VER: 1.0 Thanks, in anticipation.

Posted by on

  • George Hart Jun 27, 2007

    Thanks for suggetions. I should have mentioned that the pc is an old "Time" computers build. Will try more RAM.

  • George Hart Jun 28, 2007

    Many thanks to you both for helpful suggestions. I got hold of 2 sticks of 512Mb ram, but system still only sees 128Mb (131072). Will probably get new pc later in year.

×

Ad

3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I want to updgrade the memory of my personal computer with a motherboard model N1996 MS_6154 Ver: 2.1. but I don't know what kind of memory suited for it. Can you provide the exact model for it?

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

Ad
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Contributor
  • 35 Answers

I have found a manual for your motherboard. The board can support up to 256MB of RAM. The manual will tell you all of the specs you will need to know. http://www.motherboards.org/mobot/manuals/MSI/MS-6166/ Hope this helps. Good luck.

Posted on Jun 27, 2007

  • Darin Odom Jun 28, 2007

    One other thing.

    You might want to increase the virtual memory manually and keep it locked at that setting. I assume you are running Windows 98SE. Take the following steps...

    1. Navigate to Control Panel > System > Performance > Virtual Memory and choose "Let me specify my own virtual memory settings".
    2. Specify the same amount of space for minimum and maximum swap file size.
    3. Make the swap file twice the amount of RAM you have on your system ( or at least the same size as your RAM ).
    4. Reboot your computer.

    Hope this helps. Good luck.

×

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,961 Answers

Unfortunately there are no sites with info on this board, but similair ones can take upto 512MB of ram, but you would be wise trying a matching 128MB stick in the other slot. You will have to visit a computer fair to get hold of sdram or try ebay.

Posted on Jun 26, 2007

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Virtual memory


  1. Right-click "My Computer" and choose "Properties"
  2. On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click "Settings".
  3. On the Advanced tab, under Virtual memory, click "Change".
  4. Under Drive [Volume Label], click the drive that contains the paging file you want to change.
  5. Under Paging file size for selected drive, click "Custom size", and type a new paging file size in megabytes in the Initial size (MB) or Maximum size (MB) box, and then click "Set".
Virtual Memory should be roughly 1.5 x the size of your installed RAM in case all data stored in Memory has to be written to the hard drive.
Don't forget to click "Set" after you entered the values, just clicking "OK" is not enough!

Just a tip: You can set the VM to "0", reboot your computer and then defragment the hard drive. When that is complete and you allocate the new VM space, it will reserve a continuous space on your drive, which results in better access times.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Jan 06, 2013 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Opening programs is so slow virtual memory running low


which operating system you are using and what is the ram capacity? and onemore thing to check what is your virtual memory capacity. for that

Right click "mycomputer" > properties > advanced >click settings on performance > in advanced tab > increase virtual memory file size.
generally its size is ram capacity * 2 (ex: for 512mb its virtual memory size is 1GB) check that and we can increase the file size also.

Jun 23, 2010 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

4 Answers

I can work about 10 to 20 minutes, my computer always say I need vitrual memory and then I have to reboot all day long I have to do this. Can you help me!


Hello,

If your system lagging due to virtual memory and it shut down than you can increase virtual memory through this step by step:

Step 1: Go to My Computer Properties (Click right button of mouse on my computer)

Step 2: Go to Advance tab.

Step 3: Go to performance setting.

Step 4: Under performance options their is option for advance tab. Go to it.

Step 5: here in last option is to change virtual memory . you can increase manually virtual memory.


Hope this help

Sep 18, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario SR1503wm PC Desktop

2 Answers

Old slow computer


First you can increase your virual memory .
Right click on my computer then go to proeprty then go t oadvanced
then settings of peformance
then go to advanced again clik on change set initial size same as your max size then clcik on set then apply and ok.

Aug 23, 2009 | Dell OptiPlex 740 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Memory upgrade


The RAM limit depends on the OS, for example XP and vista 32-bit can only use 4GB max. you must check the current RAM you have to see if its DDR or DDR2, just take that to your local tech and then he/she/they will let you know. Then just buy some more RAM. **WARNING** you cannot use DDR2 in a DDR motherboard and vice versa

Mar 23, 2009 | Intel MicroStar MS-6166 Slot 1 Pentium III...

3 Answers

Increasing Memory Ram


According to the memory configurator at www.crucial.com your motherboard has two RAM slots that can handle one gig of PC2700 RAM each.

Look here for more information.
http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=MS-6390

Aug 28, 2008 | Intel Motherboard

2 Answers

I need to increase virtual memory


I don't wish to sound rude but if you don't know how to do this, you prolly should just let windows continue managing it. A few wrong keystrokes can have major repurcussions

Jul 15, 2008 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

To speed the computer


upgrade your RAM memory ..........(better not to use different frequency RAMS this decreases the performance) refer to your motherboard manual for this......
install the good antivirus & always keep the virus away ....

so by this you can speed up your pc...

if you are using the windows xp then increase the virtual memory ...
you make the virtual memory double of your RAM size ...
you can do that by going to
control panel>system>advanced>advanced>virtual memory settings> increase the size of the virtual memory for the drive where the OS is installed ....


any doubts reply me
i am always here to assist you
thank you
bye
dnt forget to rate my solution

Jul 02, 2008 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

FREEZE


this happens if the rams are of different frequencies have a check with the both the ram frequency ...
if they are different then remove 1 ram ....
& try increasing the virtual memory in the OS ...
if you are using the windows xp .. then to increase the virtual memory just go to
control panel >system>advanced>advanced>virtual memory settings>increase the virtual memory for the drive in which the os is installed ....
increase nearly to the double of the ram memory you use ....

this solves your problem ..

any doubts you can reply me
i am always here to assist you
thank you
bye .....
dnt forget to rate the solution ...

Jun 22, 2008 | MSI KM4M-L Motherboard

1 Answer

Problem with Mercury PI845GVM motherboard


fine ur problem if very simple as u installed 512 mb RAM on ur pc if at possible try to connect on to the other slot and restart the computer and check ur RAM capacity in ur os if it shows as same 256mb then ur have to change ur virtual memory settings i.e memory allocated to the video so configure ur virtual memory as per requirement then free up RAM memory ..

Steps for virtual memory configuration.

  1. Open System in Control Panel.
  2. On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings.
  3. On the Advanced tab, under Virtual memory, click Change.
  4. Under Drive [Volume Label], click the drive that contains the paging file you want to change.
  5. Under Paging file size for selected drive, click Custom size, and type a new paging file size in megabytes in the Initial size (MB) or Maximum size (MB) box, and then click Set. If you decrease the size of either the initial or maximum page file settings, you must restart your computer to see the effects of those changes. Increases typically do not require a restart.

Apr 12, 2008 | Intel Motherboard

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

560 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Intel Computers & Internet Experts

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2678 Answers

David
David

Level 3 Expert

781 Answers

vsri9

Level 2 Expert

73 Answers

Are you an Intel Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...