Re: ram issue

Discussion in 'A+ Certification' started by Geoff, Oct 16, 2003.

  1. Geoff

    Geoff Guest

    PSumerlin wrote:
    > I just bought a stick of Kingston KVR-PC133/256MB and my computer
    > only reports it as 64MB. The seller says he has never seen mislabled
    > ram and says it is because i have a 66MHZ motherboard. I have ran PC
    > 100 without problem and thouight underclocking wouldn't matter.
    > Before I return it , can you not underclock ram? 168 pin SDRAM


    the seller has not mislabeled it
    but he is spewing garbarge about the 66mhz bit
    the reason it only comes up as 64meg is basicly down to the ram being too
    new
    chances are the stick is single sided and has 8 chips on that one side
    what you need to look for is a ram stick (prob pc100) that has 8 chips on
    each side and is 256meg total
    you are looking for second hand stuff really
     
    Geoff, Oct 16, 2003
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  2. Geoff

    BobZilla Guest

    I had a similar problem. I bought a cheap stick of 512 for my asus cusl2
    mobo I think it was kensington. I got it at an office supply store. When I
    put it in the system said it was 256. I took it back and went to a Pc
    distributor, got a stick of genuine micron and it worked great. I have been
    running on that stick for about 2 years now with no problem. ----BZ
    "PSumerlin" <> wrote in message
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    > you are right , it is singlesided with 8 chips now that you mention it.
    > Thanks
     
    BobZilla, Oct 16, 2003
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  3. Geoff

    Geoff Guest

    carbonscoring wrote:
    > I had the same problem with my Asus Cusl2 mobo. I had bought a
    > stick of Kingston 256 and it only read 128 of that stick. Afterwards
    > I found out the the stick of ram was ECC and my Asus board only reads
    > non-ECC RAM. I guess it pays to not be in such a rush read the
    > mobo documentation.
    >
    > Mhaden
    >
    >

    putting ECC ram in a motherboard that doesn't read ECC should be fine, it
    just won't do the ECC stuff
     
    Geoff, Oct 16, 2003
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  4. http://www.asus.com.tw/mb/socket370/cusl2-c/faq.htm

    Sorry I meant to say that I had 168-pin 256MB ECC Register DIMM which only
    displays half but, normal ECC memory would work except for the error
    checking and correcting portion of the RAM.

    thx for the correction.

    carbonscoring






    "Geoff" <> wrote in message
    news:bmmvoa$ni4r2$-berlin.de...
    > carbonscoring wrote:
    > > I had the same problem with my Asus Cusl2 mobo. I had bought a
    > > stick of Kingston 256 and it only read 128 of that stick. Afterwards
    > > I found out the the stick of ram was ECC and my Asus board only reads
    > > non-ECC RAM. I guess it pays to not be in such a rush read the
    > > mobo documentation.
    > >
    > > Mhaden
    > >
    > >

    > putting ECC ram in a motherboard that doesn't read ECC should be fine, it
    > just won't do the ECC stuff
    >
    >
     
    carbonscoring, Oct 17, 2003
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