Help me out please

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Help me out please

Postposted on Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:56 am

hello everyone thnx for taking the time to read my post i have bought myself a shuttle ss51g with a 200gb western digital hard disk and 2 x 512 mb twinmos pc3200 it all works fine except that the computer says i have got a 125 gb hard disk and 720 mb of memory :( i in stalled the new bios update but it had no effect

i hope u guys can help me out

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Postposted on Fri Jul 23, 2004 11:27 am

step one make sure you read the labels on all the products make sure u were sent the right items. 2 test each stick of memory make sure they show up 512mb each time
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Re: Help me out please

Postposted on Fri Jul 23, 2004 11:42 am

freefrags wrote:it all works fine except that the computer says i have got a 125 gb hard disk and 720 mb of memory
It says this in the BIOS? Or in the OS (and if so what OS)?
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Postposted on Sat Jul 24, 2004 2:49 am

First off, this is the 32bit limitation with some BIOS' and OS. If you are running XP, you need to have SP1a installed in order to overcome this (it enables 48bit addressing) and it needs to be slip-streamed in your install disk.

Second, your box should support up to 2Gb of ram according to Shuttle http://www.shuttle.com/share/product_da ... /SS51G.pdf
So I have to ask again, what OS? If you cannot see all of your memory, either the memory controller on the motherboard doesn't like your memory, or, you are running an older OS (Win98) that has a limit of 768Mb of Ram it can address. This is a physical limitation with the OS.

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