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Old 02-05-2005, 02:06 PM   #1
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Question POST and how it checks RAM??

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"A check determines if this is a cold boot. If so, the first 16 KB of RAM is tested."

What RAM? D/S/RIMM RAM?
CMOS RAM?
HUH??

"Post checks RAM by writing and reading data. The monitor displays a running count of RAM during this phase."

What RAM is the book referring to?
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wtf is he on about
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is it meant to inform us or is he askin a question!?!?!?
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oh rite, then sorry but i have no answer,
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Default Re: POST and how it checks RAM??

It is scanning your SDRAM (or DDR, same thing) The first 16KB are the interpret area, and they determine if you did a restart or a cold start, or a complete overstart (taking CMOS battery out discharging CMOS 16KB SDRAM keepfile area)
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Old 02-05-2005, 04:18 PM   #7
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So basically it checks the first 16 KB on this
http://www.oamao.com/Matos/ordi/guide/SDRAM.jpg
and on that RAM there is a keepfile that tells what the previous boot was? And it begins to check that after the system clock gives its pulsations and during POST.

Am i right?
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Old 02-05-2005, 04:21 PM   #8
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Ram is just Random Access Memory. It can be anything. Ram isnt just memory (ddr) etc. RAM, ROM and backing store. Learn
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Old 02-05-2005, 04:28 PM   #9
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Thanks for making me more confused.

I understand that there is shadow ram and cmos ram. This isn't being very specific on what type of RAM.
nor which ram has the information that it reads or writes to. I'm just wondering which RAM it gets this stuff from.
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