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DRAM Preformance drop

Posted on 1998-08-18
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I recently installed a AMD 300 mmx and noticed a good preformance increase (SI at 95) Two weeks later I removed 64 meg of SIMM modules and installed a single 128M DIMM module, my system preformance dropped to SI 64, this is where I started with my cyrix 200 processor and 64 meg of memory. System board Tekram P5T30/B4
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Some motherboards only "cache" the first 64MB of RAM.
Since you now have _more_ than 64MB,
this could be your problem.
Navigate through your BIOS-setup,
and see if there is any "greater than 64MB" setting.
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This is a TX chipset motherboard. A TX chipset can only cache the first 64 Megs of RAM. Going over 64 Megs of ram (Even though the board supports it), can decrease the performance of the system.

Check the following link for mor info

http://www.mkdata.dk/english/module2d.htm

Hope this helps,
Craig
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