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RAM upgrade for ibm netvista mt6578-rba

Posted on 2005-04-25
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Last Modified: 2010-04-26
Hi All

Got a pIII 933 netvista. I want to use it with VMware.  It takes 512 mb of 133 RAM quite happily but when I tried two extra 256 mb sticks it won't count them over.

Is this the RAM I'm feeding it or a limitation of the chipset and is there any way around it?

If it is the RAM anybody know somewhere I can identify and  buy the correct sort on the web?
Question by:ausadmin
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Callandor earned 1000 total points
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Identify what motherboard you have (Everest will do this if you don't know: http://www.lavalys.com/products/download.php?pid=1&lang=en&pageid=3)
Go to www.crucial.com and use their memory configurator.  They will list what RAM is compatible with your motherboard, including size, speed, and type.  They also guarantee that the memory they recommend will work with your motherboard.

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Tronstek earned 1000 total points
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The IBM PIII 933 Netvista's max out at 512Mb RAM.  

I believe Bill Gates that once said, "A computer will never need more than 640kb of RAM."  ;-)

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Bugger - no way round it?
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I've checked the listed bios updates and most of them list hard drive compatability updates only.  You could always try updating the bios, you never know they may have forgotten to list it.  Somehow I doubt they'd have forgotten to list something as significant as that though.
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What is the motherboard chipset?

Some Pentium II and III chipsets are very sensitive to the internal architecture of the memory modules, and will take some modules and not others.
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