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    Ram issues

    so i just got my carputer and installe dmy 1gb pc2100 ram but in tinyxp rev 4 it only reads that there is 499 mb is there a driver that i need to install i hvae a via mobo

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    doesnt sound like a driver issue, what does the bios report as the ram size? It could easy be half the stick isnt working.

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    It's more like the motherboard shares system RAM for video RAM.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    I know this sounds like a dumb question but what speed of ram does your PC take? I've put slower ram in a PC with a faster bus speed and it registers as half.
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    mother boeard takes up to 1 gb. but it wouldnt take 500 mb for vedio.

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    no but it could take up to 256mb on via mobos. I say do as scimtar suggested and look when it post's to see how much ram is being registered at the simple level. make sure you disable quick boot too so that it actually scans the ram and doesnt just assume what it is (saves time, hence quick boot!). if in the post it says 1024mb, then obviously software related. I know that in 98, it only supported 512, even though a 4gb stick could be in there. Could be a driver. If it does not show up at booting, then run memtestx86. (its called something like that). its free and will check your ram. good luck.
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    how do i change my bios settings
    form quick to normal.

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    nm found out how.

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    well hte bios says its only 491mb is it possible that this is caused by the fact that it is a cheapo ram off of ebay high density.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allahsone
    well hte bios says its only 491mb is it possible that this is caused by the fact that it is a cheapo ram off of ebay high density.
    Yup. That can do it...
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