Re: I need help with RAM (I suspect a problem but ...)

Andrew Walker (
Fri, 14 Feb 1997 14:01:26 +0100 (MET)

The individual chips on the SIMMs should have id numbers ending
in -70 or -7 for 70ns chips and -60 or -6 for 60 ns chips. I don't
know how you check for EDO vs. regular SIMMS, but I would've
thought your BIOS could detect that.

I found that with my Cyrix 166+ on a SOYO board I had to 'de-tune'
the BIOS setting to 70ns, despite have bought brand new 60ns EDO
SIMMS. Try it and see if it helps.

Andy Walker Kvaerner Engineering a.s. P.O. Box 222, N-1324 Lysaker, Norway

......if the answer isn't violence, neither is your silence......

(pwei barmy army - oslo "filial")

On Fri, 14 Feb 1997, Riccardo Facchetti wrote:

> How can I see if my memory chip is a 60 or 70 ns and if it is an EDO or
> not ? (is there some signature or code on the memory chips that help
> identifying them ?)
> I have set up the memory as 60 ns memory because they have sold me this
> memory as EDO RAM, but having not a way to identify the kind of RAM they
> sold me, I can't be sure the bios settings are okay.
> Thank you for your help.
> Ciao,
> Riccardo.