Find the jumper (red) which is labelled i think D15 (near the CMOS battery), switch this to jumpers 2+3, then power on and leave for 30secs, it will not look like its doing anything.. reset the jumper back to 1+2 and reboot.. then pressing DEL should get you back into the bios... you may wanna try a bios upgrade.. support on PC Chips can supply you one... but do this at your own risk.
i've tried the modules in an old P4 with an old BIOS (Award 1.44). That BIOS detects 512 MB from 1024 MB for each module. It's not my PC so i can't update the BIOS.
The RAM type is correct and supported for my SIS755 chipset.
I've dismount all cards that are not necessary for boot, flashed the latest BIOS version and cleared the CMOS ... does not matter.
Thx for help @ll
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The reason its only seeing just under 3GB of memory is no doubt because you are using a 32BIT operating system (probably XP). If you were to install Win 7 (X32) or a 64BIT operating system the computer would see all 4GB of RAM you have installed.
Its nothing to worry about though as the computer will work just fine. If you were to check in the BIOS you would see all 4GB of memory is there and see by the BIOS.
hello, you just have a shared memory with the on-board ati graphics, if it's on- board graphic card it shares the system memory-most are adjustable through the system bios-in 64,128,256 settings. and if you put more memory, in most cases it will automatic-raise the memory size of the graphics memory. i hope this helps you, all the best. if you need further assistance reply. don't forget to rate this solution.
From the HP specifications page for Pavillion A530N:
Two DDR DIMMs (184-pin)
Maximum HP/Compaq approved memory
Two x 512 MB DDR-DIMMS, 1024 MB total
From the Dell specifications page for Dimension 4600: Memory Architecture Dual Channel DDR SDRAM Memory connectors Four Memory capacities 128-, 256-, 512-MB or 1-GB Minimum memory 128-MB DDR SDRAM NOTE: Between 32 and 64 MB of system memory may be allocated to support graphics, depending on system memory size and other factors. Maximum memory 4 GB Memory type PC2700 (333-MHz) or PC3200 (400-MHz) DDR SDRAM (non-ECC)
Your mobo is quite old and its chipset can only support a maximum of 512MB PER SIDE (technically called a bank) of a memory module. I would guess that your 1gb memory module has 8 chips that are all located on one side of the module, putting all of the 1 GB on one bank. Thus, only 512MB of your 1 gb RAM is detected and usable by your motherboard (the remaining 32 mb is most likely being used by your onboard video). You'll need to find a double sided 1 gb memory module (usually 8 chips on each side).
hi, are the sticks all the same type? make sure they are seated well, had same problem on my msi board, i seated them and moved them side to side carefuly. and it saw the sticks not detected before. also if they are not the same specs, there may be a compatability problem, most ram is backward compatable, but if not the same specs could be a problem. in my case the slots were worn from too many upgrades,and seating them properly worked. hope this helps you, happy new year!
Due to standard PC architecture, a certain amount of memory is reserved for system usage and therefore the actual memory size is less than the stated amount.
__For example, 4 GB of memory size will instead be shown as 3.xxGB memory during system startup.____To use a DDRII 667 memory module on the motherboard, you must install an 800/1066MHz FSB processor.____Please also refer to the image below