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I Have 256mb Of Ram But Os Only Sees 63mb Of It.


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#1 itsbaxagain

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 10:42 PM

I have a "MicroATX FMN Essential 400" Gateway. It has 2 128MB of RAM both sticks are (MT16LSDT1664AG-10EC7)PC100-222-620 but has CL2 I don't know if that has any role.

So when I go into my BIOS it sees 256MB also but when windows 98 loads and I go to Control panel->System and in the General tab it says 63MB

I also see that all I can choose for my video options is 16bits with 800by600. It will not go any higher.

Oh I just installed 98SE on it. I don't know how it acted before so I couldn't tell you guys sorry.

So any ideas on this?

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 08:47 PM

Maybe windows 98 can't have that much ram or you got the wrong kind of ram for your mother board. Also check if they are connected correctly. To add to that check on line of your owners manual to see whats the highest RAM amount because mother boards are only compatible to a certain point.

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 01:13 PM

Hi and welcomPosted Image my 98se comp runs on 512 MB Ram which, as I understand it, is the recommended amount

BUT you need to ensure you do have the correct sticks else things will most likely go pear shaped and do a wobbly :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 05:31 PM

You need to adjust the shared memory in the BIOS.

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/4...ry_through.html

How to get into your computer's BIOS - http://www.cyberwalker.net/faqs/reinstall-...enter-BIOS.html

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Edited by hamluis, 15 March 2008 - 05:33 PM.


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Posted 15 March 2008 - 08:04 PM

itsbax

Please provide the exact make & model of the Gateway system.
Also, I am curious if this is 98 original or 98 Second Edition.

Is the memory original or is it added/upgraded ?
Did 98 ever report it correctly?

256 meg is fine for 98 as it is very light on system resources.
For your video you need to reinstall the drivers.
Thats why we need the make # model.

I know of no memory issues/problems with 98 unless you get over 512 meg.
Have you reseated the memory yet?
Take them out an put them back in. Possibly one is a tad loose.
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 08:14 PM

on a side note, you can have a lot of issues with just 512 megs of ram and windows 98se, it just takes a little more video memory to flood vcache, older versions of norton's help a lot too
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Posted 16 March 2008 - 06:44 PM

Config.sys and autoexec.bat are necessary startup programs. Himem.sys is an entry in Config.sys, and it is the memory manager for extended memory (beyond 64KB). I believe that emm386.exe plays a role, as well.

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 07:42 AM

Config.sys & autoexec.bat are present in 98 for backwards compatibility & can be blank.
Himem.sys is not required

Try reseating the memory
In the beginning there was the command line.




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