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black beret

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Bios reporting wrong value memory
« on: 31-July-11, 11:34:15 »

I am still running on my old AMD Athlon XP 1800+ on MS-6330 Motherboard.
I have 3 RAM slots: 512kb, 128kb, 512kb. (max allowed 1.5gb).
I have S.I.W. (Systems Information for Windows) installed that reports this as correct. However, since reinstalling XP following a drive failure, S.I.W. now reports that BIOS is reporting the wrong value; i.e. total 512kb only.
My question is; Is this a hiccup in BIOS or SIW?
Has anyone had a similar experience please? :confused2:
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« Reply #1 on: 31-July-11, 12:33:01 »

how much the bios counts during bios post?

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i.e. total 512kb only.

kb :bonk: :bonk: :shocked:
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« Reply #2 on: 31-July-11, 13:21:13 »

How do I determine that. If it's posted during Boot-up is there a way to freeze or slow down the boot screen?
Sorry, I'm a bit naive in this area.
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« Reply #3 on: 31-July-11, 22:41:37 »

You can press "PAUSE/BREAK" key, to stop the screen
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« Reply #4 on: 31-July-11, 22:57:06 »

 Don't you mean 512MB, I haven't seen KB RAM since I had an Amiga 1000 in 1987-88. :grin:
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« Reply #5 on: 03-August-11, 14:41:00 »

Use memtest boot disk. It will show amount of memory installed less 1MB which it uses to run the software.

It may be worth removing the 128MB stick if you get errors in memtest and testing again. http://www.memtest.org/
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