I wanted to upgrade my dads old computer to use it for web browsing. Its from 1999 I think. Well anyways my friend had an old stick of 168 pin Sdram pc133, 256mb ram. I put it in my computer and everything starts up fine, but its only detected as 128mb. This is weird because the motherboard can support up to 256mb. I then put the old 64mb stick back in (thought it might get confused if i put too much ram in) with the 256 stick and its detected as 192mb. I'm wondering if its the ram or my motherboard doing this. I guess 64mb more isn't going to make a huge difference, but I think its weird that the sticker says 256mb, and its only 128mb. Also I looked it up using everest and it said it is only a 128mb stick.
One of my conclusions was that since it has 2 slots for ram, and only supports up to 256mb, it figured you would put in two sticks of 128mb. My other conclusion was that the sticker is just wrong
. My graphics don't use system memory, and I don't have any other computers this old to test it on. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
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