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17 years 3 months ago #20786 by Smurf
Memory seen as 32Mb was created by Smurf
Hi peeps,

this is an odd one. I have a motherboard MSI 845PE MAX and i have just bought 2 x 1Gig DDR 333 memory chips (old computer that the misses uses). The problem is that it only detects it as 32Mb. The motherboard manual says that it can take upto 2Gb. I have Flashed the BIOS with the latest one but it doesn't seem to have worked.

Anyone come across anything similar who can drop us some advise please ?

Cheers

Wayne

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17 years 2 months ago #21481 by ARK_ANGEL
Replied by ARK_ANGEL on topic Re: Memory seen as 32Mb
Hey Smurf Im having the exact sam problem, same motherboard and everything,

did you ever figure it out??? I really need help on this one
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17 years 2 months ago #21491 by DaLight
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Does it detect correctly when you have only one of the chips installed? Also, I observed a note on the MSI website relating to this motherboard: [code:1]Note: FSB533 CPU is required in order to choose DDR333 selection in the BIOS setup.[/code:1]Don't think it's the cause of the problem, but something elase to look at.
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17 years 2 months ago #21509 by Smurf
Replied by Smurf on topic Re: Memory seen as 32Mb
No didn't get it sorted, the memory isn't faulty as i tried it in my mates computer. The memory i currently have is 333Mhz and it works (2 x 256 chips). I have just order (2 x 512) to double the memory and hopefully this will work.

MSI couldn't be bothered replying to me, think i will stick with more expensive motherboards, although that one was donated to me :)

Wayne Murphy
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Now working for a Security Company called Sec-1 Ltd in the UK, for any
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17 years 2 months ago #21531 by DaLight
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You're right, I have come across these compatibility issues with boards from the lower end of the market.
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17 years 2 months ago #21622 by Smurf
Replied by Smurf on topic Re: Memory seen as 32Mb
I have been told that this is because the memory was High Density and for older machines its best to go for Low Density (Dunno what the difference is though :))

Wayne Murphy
Firewall.cx Team Member
www.firewall.cx

Now working for a Security Company called Sec-1 Ltd in the UK, for any
Penetration Testing work visit www.sec-1.com or PM me for details.
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