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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Cyrix M2
From: David Carmichael <dec2955@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 08:35:21 -0600
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Chris -

This is a wild guess.. but a number of 'Packard Bell' system had "X?X"
amount of memory mounted on the motherboard and my guess is that your
motherboard may be one of these type of boards that were sold around '95
time frame.

On the 'PB' motherboards you had to do two things;
(1) move a jumper, this disabled the onboard memory.
(2) after installing the new memory go into the BIOS and see if the memory
is being seen and then save the setting... Even if you change the amount of
memory on these type of boards "IF" you did not enter the BIOS and save the
setting after adding memory, the new memory would not be seen or used by the

Now if you have checked the above then my next guess is that the BIOS does
not allow for more than 32 meg of memory... in '95 32meg was a lot of
memory... ;)  ... My how things have changed in the past seven years.

While you have noticed many have 'RAZZED' the Cyrix line of CPU's, while
these CPU's were trying to battle with INTEL in '94-98 they had many things
going against them, rumors of high frailer rate (most of this was due to
BIOS troubles and not CPU), and trying to sell the chips using a
'PERFORMANCE RATING' for speed [much like AMD is now doing correctly with
their new Athlon XP CPU's] and not by MHZ.

Cyrix was sold to VIA and they now sell a socket 370 CPU that runs at almost
half the temperature and price than the same MHZ Intel CPU runs at.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Miller" <chrmil@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <aclug-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2002 7:11 PM
Subject: [aclug-L] Cyrix M2

> In 1999 I purchased a computer that was originally from
> I now want to upgrade the memory. The computer is
> a Cyrix M2 with a 250 megahertz processor, 5.1 Hard drive, 4mb video,
> MultiMedia 36x, Windows 98, p/n A810225, Cyrix333, 32sdram, 7333C/5
> The main circuit board is Bios: American Megatrends 062600 07/15/95
> The problem I am having is that I am trying to replace the old 32mb
> memory with New 64mb Memory modules in it and the computer is only
> reading 32mb. Even with 2 64mb memory modules plugged in, it still only
> reads 32mb. I have tried several things and I know I have the correct
> type of memory. Do you have any technical info for this computer for
> configuring the memory? Like jumper settings, programing or any info
> that would help. Cyrix is a brand that apparently has gone out of
> business. Maybe you know someone with technical info for this type of
> computer.
> Thank You
> Chris Miller
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