memory upgrade problem

  headdeball 15:06 05 May 10
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Hi all
I have on old Packard Bell pc Mobo is GA-8simlnf.Processor is P4 2.5ghz.There were two 512mb dimms in it, PC2700.I got 2 X1gb dimms PC2700 but they are being recognised as 512mb each.The mobo is supposed to support up to 2gb.Do I need to upgrade the bios or do something with the FSB ?
Thanks

  northumbria61 16:25 05 May 10

According to the Specification for this motherboard it only supports 1GB Maximum Memory using 2 x 512MB memory modules.

click here

  headdeball 18:10 05 May 10
  cream. 20:04 05 May 10

GA-8siml-nf does support 2Gb of memory but 2 banks of 512Mb per dimm. Make sure the ram is double sided and NOT high density, as sold on ebay.

  retep888 21:02 05 May 10

It's a Gigabyte Motherboard alright but it uses Packard Bell's own Bios.

Try swapping your Ram to a slower speed one i.e. from PC2700 to PC2100 it may work.

  onthelimit 09:14 06 May 10

I would accept the manufacturers website. I've had a few problems with the Crucial scanner getting it wrong.

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