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#1 tom34nl

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 12:44 PM

Hi all,
i found an old pc and have had some learning fun with it.
it is a micro star ms 6323
pentium3
666 mhz
runiing windows xp pro
problem im having is i installled 2 banks of 256mb ram but it only shows a total of 64meg per bank..
i know the ram is good because i have checked it in another computer.
I tried looking for the board on manufacturers website for more info but the site dosnt recognise the board number,it must be the correct number as it is printed in big white letters on it.
ive also tried searching lots of other places for info,run advanced options in msconfig and maxmem is only 128meg.
Anyone any ideas?
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Posted 17 April 2007 - 12:50 PM

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System
Manufacturer : Elonex PLC
Model : VT82C694X
ID : 00000000-00000000-00000000-00000000

Mainboard
Manufacturer : MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD
MP Support : No
Model : Elonex PLC
System BIOS : 07/21/2000-694X-686A-6A6LJM4BC-00
Chipset : VIA VT82C694X Apollo Pro133

FLASH Memory Controller
Location : Mainboard
Error Correction Capability : None
Number of Memory Slots : 2
Bank0/1 - BANK_0 : DIMM 64MB
Bank2/3 - BANK_1 : DIMM 64MB

Chipset 1
Model : VIA Technologies Inc VT82C694X Apollo Pro 133A System Controller
Bus(es) : ISA AGP PCI USB i2c/SMBus
Front Side Bus Speed : 1x 133MHz (133MHz data rate)
Maximum FSB Speed / Max Memory Speed : 1x 133MHz / 1x 133MHz
Width : 64-bit
IO Queue Depth : 4 request(s)

Logical/Chipset 1 Memory Banks
Bank 0 : 64MB SDRAM 3-3-3-0 (tCL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS)
Bank 2 : 64MB SDRAM 3-3-3-0 (tCL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS)
Speed : 1x 99MHz (99MHz data rate)
Multiplier : 3/4x
Width : 64-bit
Memory Controller in Processor : No
Power Save Mode : No
Fixed Hole Present : No

Memory Module 1
Manufacturer : Siemens
Model : HYS64V8300GU-8
Serial Number : 251009B1
Type : 64MB SDRAM
Technology : 8x(8Mx8)
Speed : PC100U
Standard Timings : 2-2-2-6 (tCL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS)
Version : 1.2
Date of Manufacture : Wednesday, January 21, 2054
Set Timing @ 100MHz : 3-2-2-6 (tCL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS)
Set Timing @ 100MHz : 2-2-2-6 (tCL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS)

Memory Module 2
Manufacturer : Siemens
Model : HYS64V8300GU-8
Serial Number : 010CABF1
Type : 64MB SDRAM
Technology : 8x(8Mx8)
Speed : PC100U
Standard Timings : 2-2-2-6 (tCL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS)
Version : 1.2
Date of Manufacture : Wednesday, April 22, 2054
Set Timing @ 100MHz : 3-2-2-6 (tCL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS)
Set Timing @ 100MHz : 2-2-2-6 (tCL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS)

AGP Bus(es) on Hub 1
Version : 2.00
Speed : 2x 66MHz (132MHz data rate)
Maximum Data Transfer Rate : 4x
Multiplier : 1/2x
Fast-Writes Enabled : No
Side Band Enabled : Yes
Aperture Size : 64MB

PCI Bus(es) on Hub 1
Version : 2.10
Number of Bridges : 1
PCI Bus 0 : PCI (33MHz)
Multiplier : 1/4x

LPC Hub Controller 1
Model : VIA Technologies Inc VT82C686/A PCI to ISA Bridge
ACPI Power Management Enabled : Yes
Delayed Transaction Enabled : Yes
Multiplier : 1/4x
Speed : 8MHz
DMA Multiplier : 1/2x
DMA Speed : 4MHz

Sound Adapter 1
Model : VIA Technologies Inc Onboard AC'97 Audio Codec
Type : AC '97
Version : 2.01

USB Controller 1
Model : VIA Technologies Inc VT82C686A USB Controller
Version : 1.10
Interface : UHCI
Channels : 2
Speed : 48MHz
Supported Speed(s) : Low (1.5Mbps) Full (12Mbps)
Legacy Emulation Enabled : No

System SMBus Controller 1
Model : VIA PX5 SMBus
Advanced TCO Mode Enabled : No
Slave Device Enabled : Yes
PEC Support : No
Speed : 16kHz

Expansion Slot(s)
PCI (Fh) : PCI 32-bit +5V Full-Length Used (3COM Corp, Networking Division 3C905C-TX Fast Etherlink for PC Management NIC)
PCI (10h) : PCI 32-bit +5V Full-Length Available
AGP (8h) : AGP 32-bit +5V Full-Length Available (Connect Components Ltd Radeon 9250 (RV280))

Port Connector(s)
PRIMARY IDE : ATA
SECONDARY IDE : ATA
FDD : 8251 FIFO / Floppy Disk
COM1 : Serial Port 16450 / 9 Pin Dual Inline / DB-9 pin male
COM2 : Serial Port 16450 / 9 Pin Dual Inline / DB-9 pin male
LPT1 : Parallel Port ECP/EPP / DB-25 pin female / DB-25 pin female
Keyboard : Keyboard / PS/2
PS/2 Mouse - No Detected : Mouse / PS/2 / PS/2
USB : USB

Performance Tips
Notice 224 : SMBIOS/DMI information may be inaccurate.
Warning 2507 : Mainboard has too few memory slots. Upgrading the memory may be difficult or expensive.
Warning 100 : Large memory sizes should be made of Registered/Buffered memory.
Tip 2546 : Large memory modules should be ECC/Parity.
Tip 2525 : Current AGP data rate not optimal.
Tip 2 : Double-click tip or press Enter while a tip is selected for more information about the tip.

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 12:57 PM

That is a nice P-III board, Micro Star MS 6323. It can handle up to 2 GB of RAm.
The first thing I would try is to set the BIOS settings back to the default.
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Posted 17 April 2007 - 01:00 PM

Ive tried that :-)
thx

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 01:20 PM

Here is the problem: Support a maximum memory size of 2GB (32M x 8)

It looks to me that your board only supports single sided modules.. I have seen where 256 reads as 64 when you put dual sided in place of single sided.
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Posted 17 April 2007 - 01:25 PM

grrr! thanks looks like im gonna have to do some searching to get ram to fit this board...
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Posted 17 April 2007 - 01:30 PM

OH no just looked again at the modules and the chips are on only 1 side of the board,is this what was meant by single sided module?

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 02:50 PM

Where did you see 256MB on those sticks of memory?

This info;
Manufacturer : Siemens
Model : HYS64V8300GU-8

Show that those sticks are 64MB.

HYS64V8300GU-8 SIEMENS MM- SDRAM, DIMM, 100Mhz, 64MB, S

Fujitsu/Siemens > HYS64V8300GU-8 > DESKTOP RAM 64MB
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Posted 17 April 2007 - 03:38 PM

BOY OH BOY AM I THICK !!!!!!!!!

Thanks for stating the obvious terrorist,i put the wrong ram modules in lolololololol
Isnt it funny how you can't see the wood for the trees sometimes :flowers: :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 06:57 PM

On my earlier comment, Yes the ones that you are installed are single sided. Now, if I had bothered to read!!! I would have looked up the ram model (Oops).
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