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I have a custom built computer that was handed down to me.

It has a Asus a7v333 Motherboard in it with a AMD Athlon XP 1800+

It came with two sticks of 256mb ddr 2700 Ram in it.

I recently picked up from a friend 2 1gb ddr 2700 RAM chips.

I put them in a everything is fine.

But... (and this I have never heard of happening)

What ever I look at (i.e. system properties or BIOS) it still only shows that I have 512mb of RAM.

I don't know if it is using all 2gb or just 512mb of them. But it's kind of bugging me that it hasn't registered the upgrade.

If you have any ideas on how to fix this please let me know. Thanks.

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I have a custom built computer that was handed down to me.

It has a Asus a7v333 Motherboard in it with a AMD Athlon XP 1800+

It came with two sticks of 256mb ddr 2700 Ram in it.

I recently picked up from a friend 2 1gb ddr 2700 RAM chips.

I put them in a everything is fine.

But... (and this I have never heard of happening)

What ever I look at (i.e. system properties or BIOS) it still only shows that I have 512mb of RAM.

I don't know if it is using all 2gb or just 512mb of them. But it's kind of bugging me that it hasn't registered the upgrade.

If you have any ideas on how to fix this please let me know. Thanks.

Your motherboard doesn't support the density of the chips on the memory, so it only uses its maximum (in this case half the total). How many chips are on each stick 16, 8 or 4?

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im sure if you update to the latest bios version it will fix your problem. youre likely running on the bios version that your board came with. check the asus site for an update.

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All the info I have found on the motherboard says it will support 1gb across 3 slots. (I have 2 1gb sticks)

There is a update for the BIOS. But I don't have a floppy disk at the moment. An I can't figure out how to make a boot floppy based on the instructions on ASUS website.

Is there anyway to make a boot CD?

And it doesn't support booting from usb.

Thanks.

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