Hi, I have a fairly old Time PC with 512 mb ram. Bought x2 1 gig memory sticks however the pc didn't recognise the memory, blank pc when turning it back on.. Contacted the company who I bought the memory off and they suggested putting in one stick at a time, still no joy. Now they have suggested I need a BIOS upgrade:
Is this correct ?
Details of the pc below
The motherboard is a MSI (Micro Star) MS-6382 System Model 8366-8233 System Type X86-based PC Processor x86 Family 6 Model 6 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~1665 Mhz AMD Athlon (tm) XP 2000+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.7GHz BIOS Version/Date Award Software International, Inc. v. 6.00 PG, 14/05/2002 SMBIOS Version 2.2
Ok - the memory crucial have sent me is the same as what MAJ recommended, therefore should I still require a BIOS upgrade or maybe both stick are faulty. If I do require a BIOS upgrade can someone kindly post a link, been on google however not sure if I have the later ver or not. Thanks
To be truthful, I haven't seen a BIOS update newer than the one you have, 2stroketim (mind you, I haven't really looked yet). I think that as your PC is so old, it wont recognise a module of 1GB in size, hence Crucial say to update the BIOS. Which model of Tiny PC do you have?