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Old 04-30-2005, 08:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
ShadowMan
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Default Memory woes

Hello. I have a Dell Dimension 8250, and I decided it was time to upgrade my memory. I had two sticks of 256 RDRAM, so I decided to buy two more. The Dell Dimension can only use PC800 RDRAM (non-ecc), but I took a shot and got another type of RDRAM. I got 2 sticks of 256 MB PC600-53 (non-ecc). I put them in this morning. Sure enough, they were compatible with the computer. The computer instantly recognized the new memory and that I had 4 sticks of 256 MB.
Here's the problem. In the BIOS setup, it recognizes that I have 4 sticks of 256 MB. However, for total memory. it tells me I have 672 MB. How is this possible? Is it an error with the compatibility (PC600-53)? Or is there a simple way to fix this?
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