Installing memory

Cannot get computer to recognize memory.  (AST 400 Adventurer w/16 mb RAM upgraded w/64 mb RAM = 80 mb RAM. computer only shows 32 mb RAM)
grimr2Asked:
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MrbreezeCommented:
Sometimes the mismatch in size doesn't work well. Try using only one stick at a time and see what result it gives.
                           Mrbreeze
Of course that won't work with simms, they have to be in pairs but you didn't say if they were dimms or simms.
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H4nnibalCommented:
grimr2,
Alternatively you could try to put a 32mb with an 8mb and see if they boot to 40mb. If it does then try the other 32mb with the 8mb, this will prove a simple diagnostic that maybe one stick doesn't work.
If not try the two 32mb together without the 16mb and see what happens when it boots.
Cheers,
Hannibal.
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H4nnibalCommented:
Sorry that was meant to be a comment!
Hannibal.
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grimr2Author Commented:
Answer rejected because I didn't give enough info. The memory are DIMM's, and I have tried to swap slots with just one memory board. Both slots only recognize 16 mb RAM with 64 or 16 mb RAM installed. Hence, the total of 32 mb RAM.
                                              Thanks
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MrbreezeCommented:
How many chips does the 64mb stick have on it and what is the writing on the label stuck on one of the chips say?
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cmarks55Commented:
Also does the Motherboard support the ram Size?
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MrbreezeCommented:
You put one stick in one slot and the machine sees 16mb, then you put it in the other slot it only sees 16mb. Then you put the other stick in one slot and it sees 16mb, so you put it in the other slot and it sees 16mb. You put both sticks in and it sees 32mb. You got two 16mb sticks
                       Mrbreeze
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