Why won't my PC accept extra RAM?

  TommyRed 19:47 01 Apr 03

Tried today to install an extra 128Mb of RAM but the PC wouldn't accept it, took the box to the shop, they tried it with various ones, more 128Mb and even 256Mb and it still wouldn't have it. Eventually we managed to get 64Mb to work, but I'd like to know why? My OS is 98SE, 550Mhz Pentium III with 128Mb of SDRAM.

  MAJ 19:51 01 Apr 03

It would be unusual but maybe your m/b wont accept any more than 64MB modules, TommyRed. Mine will only accept up to 128 modules for example.

  Djohn 19:54 01 Apr 03

Do you know which Mother Board you have?

  MAJ 19:58 01 Apr 03

Yes it's a Biostar M5ALC.

  MAJ 20:02 01 Apr 03

Sorry Djohn, I thought that TommyRed asked that question.

  TommyRed 20:03 01 Apr 03

Looking at the 'Belarc Advisor' profile under Main Circuit Board : Micro-Star Inc. MS-6183 1.0
Bus Clock: 100Mhz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 62710

Does this help?

  Djohn 20:07 01 Apr 03

Product Line BIOSTAR Socket 7
RAM / Installed Size 0MB
RAM / Max Supported Size 384MB
RAM / Technology SDRAM

According to the above it should be able to take extra ram without a problem. 3x128 sdram. J.

  Rtus 20:09 01 Apr 03
  Rtus 20:12 01 Apr 03

Using above link shows 2x256mb sdram Suggest click here search

  Djohn 20:13 01 Apr 03

According to manual.

Two sticks of 64 m bit or two sticks of 128 m bit.

168 pin DIMM memory.

  Djohn 20:17 01 Apr 03

That is for the Micro-Star Inc. MS-6183, sorry for the omission, just so we are talking about the same board. :o)

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