Re: EDO Memory Blues

Kutsal BerberoGlu (
Thu, 21 Nov 1996 02:02:43 +0200 (EET)

On Wed, 20 Nov 1996, Steven N. Hirsch wrote:

> My 6x86 P150+ machine with (2) 16MB EDO SIMMs began exhibiting exactly
> the same symptoms - this is scary. I didn't even know anything was
> wrong until noticing 'top' reporting a low (read: factor of 0.5) figure
> for total memory. About 4 out of 5 times, Linux would think there was
> only a total of 16M installed. If I forced its hand with a boot-time
> commandline setting, things would almost work; but I'd see instant
> Signal 11 faults when running GCC.

I got a Pentium 100, with 32MB EDO Ram, 4x8MB, ant it works fine.. I have
kernel 2.1.10 and this is what top shows:

CPU states: 0.3% user, 0.5% system, 0.9% nice, 99.1% idle
Mem: 31088K av, 15772K used, 15316K free, 7668K shrd, 3232K buff

Maybe there's something wrong with your 16MB Ram chips? Or, is it a
problem with the motherboards? Maybe they can't handle 16MB EDO Ram's