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Memory Test

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by depawl, Dec 16, 2001.

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  1. depawl

    depawl Thread Starter

    Oct 13, 2001
    I'm upgrading a system for a friend - FIC VA-503+ MB w/AMD K6-2/550, Award BIOS w/the VIA chipset. whenever it boots up it runs a memory test 3 times, then proceeds normally. Other than this, everything seems to run fine. It's a 128 meg IBM SDRAM chip, and I've tried it in both ram slots, no difference.
    Any one have any idea what's going on?
    Is this anything to be concerned about?
  2. Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge

    Apr 10, 2000
    Nothing worthy of concern. It is a setting in the BIOS. I think you need to enable fast post (not really sure) to have it count only once.
  3. Phil C.

    Phil C.

    Mar 11, 1999
    some bios will do that. most of the time pushing the esc key will stop the test. nothing to worry about.
  4. rugrat


    Dec 16, 2001
    I have a couple of FIC boards, go into BIOS, BIOS features setup, and enable quick power up self test.

    This should take care of it. Not really a problem, just slows down the boot sequence.
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