Motherboard has more ram installed than the bios is "testing". test reads 32Mb ram, windows
properties reads 256Mb ram installed. machine siezes when layered links are used. Spider solitaire delayes. send specs for KT333 8235.
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Re: mobo reads less ram than windows
Possible that you have incompatible mem installed,
the archictecture of the mem could be 32mb x 64bit could mean that the "BIOS" may only be able to see 32Mb x 8 which to me suggests that this is not the correct mem for this Motherboard, is this mem recovered from another system or an old board.
Try Kingston.com and use their memory configurator to find the correct mem for your motherboard (enter the MB manuf and model)
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If the cpu was bad- nothing would turn on--be sure the cable is good-- also be sure the VGA is enabled in the bios- since you cant see the video you have to reset the cmos setting--unplug the unit and remove the cmos battery-reinstall after one minute and check for video
You might consider replacing your ram with ALL the same RAM cards. I don't know what the maximum RAM is that you can add to your motherboard, but I have read that some BIOS programs can't read cards that are different amounts from others. Don't exceed the recommended RAM for the motherboard, either.
Even if the new memory is 256mb, the motherboard will not read it as such but a max of only 128mb. Alternately, what you need is to get is another 128mb SRAM rated at 100/133 MHz. Sorry to say but yours is a common problem when newer memory are fitted to a relatively not so recent machine.
Try getting a slower cpu, I have a 3.0Ghz P4 with 512mb of ram and it works great, I emailed them about upgrading ram and they said: "Upgrading the memory would not affect
the Video card, unless the memory is not compatible with the motherboard, then
the computer might not turn on at all."