Ram Chip Upgrade

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Hello.
 
  This is in regards to the P6IWP-FE v1.0f Motherboard.
 
I have a problem with Ram memory chips on this board.  First,  it came with a 64mb chip,  so I bought a 128mb
chip to add to it.  It recognised 191mb's which is normal.
 
  I recently started running out of memory,  so I bought a 512mb PC133 SDRAM DIMM chip.  I know this motherboard only handles a max of 512mb's. (but I don't know of any combination, if any) because it has two slots.
 
  So I took out the two chips and put the 512mb chip in and it only recognises only 128mb (127mb).
Then I put the 128mb chip back in but left the 512mb in the board just for an experiment.
Now it only recognises 191mb again.  Which is wierd,  because now it's only recognising 64mb's
off of one of those chips, either the 128 or the 512.

  I have read the manual earlier and it said some 256mb chips maybe recognised as 128mb chips.  Is it the same for 512mb chips? I realize (maybe) that the manual might have been printed before 512's were made. PC133 SDRAM DIMM chips I believe is the right kind to get for this board.  
So what kind/size of chip should I get for this board so it will recognise what I put in it,  because I need more memory. I want to put the max in it.
Can this board take a 512 chip and recognise it?

I tried contacting ECS (the manufacturer) but they will not contact me back. Need some help.
 
Thanks for any support you can give.
 
Sincerely,
Bill Schrader
 
 
 
 
 
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Commented:
Your board will support a maximum of 512mb accross two slots... Each slot may contain between 8Mb and 256Mb according to the manual.


If the board is an P6IWP-FE/I810e it will support A 133Mhz FSB whilst the P6IWP-FE/I810 is just 100Mhz

Hope thats all you need!

Gary

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OK thanks. I must have missed that statement about only going up to 256 per slot...ooops!

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fast feedback and correct!
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no problem... Beats working :-)

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Hi,
I am planning on getting two 256MB one for each slot.
I was wondering if anyone knows exactly what kind of Memory I needed: ECC or Non ECC, Parity or Non Parity, Buffered or Non Buffered?  Things like that. 168 Pin, 32x64?  So I dont get the wrong kind again.

Any help would be appreciated.

Sincerely,
Bill Schrader

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Hi,
I am planning on getting two 256MB one for each slot.
I was wondering if anyone knows exactly what kind of Memory I needed: ECC or Non ECC, Parity or Non Parity, Buffered or Non Buffered?  Things like that. 168 Pin, 32x64?  So I dont get the wrong kind again.

Any help would be appreciated.

Sincerely,
Bill Schrader

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Commented:
Hi,
I am planning on getting two 256MB one for each slot.
I was wondering if anyone knows exactly what kind of Memory I needed: ECC or Non ECC, Parity or Non Parity, Buffered or Non Buffered?  Things like that. 168 Pin, 32x64?  So I dont get the wrong kind again.

Any help would be appreciated.

Sincerely,
Bill Schrader

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Use the Crucial configurator, and be assured that the memory will be correct. Just put your motherboard in and it will show what will work.

http://www.crucial.com/store/ListMfgr.Asp?cat=RAM

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thanks

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