RAM update & BIOS

  JPJBozo 14:46 06 Oct 2004
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After recent article in PC Advisor decided to install more RAM on Multivision 2.1 Athlon (3 years old) which has 128MB RAM, 120 GB HDD, 128MB Graphics plus usual hardware.
Got from Crucial new RAM would'nt install. New memory OK as it can be swapped with existing memory,(works in other slots too) motherboard OK, didn't find anything in BIOS/CMOS that would restrict installation etc.
Gave up & took to local PC shop, he had same problem OK on 128, no go on ANY increase. He then said should update BIOS & it "should" be OK. I have never heard of having to do this & obviously not sure whether right thing to do. Anybody out there who has had same/similar experience/knowledge

  961 15:41 06 Oct 2004

I would seek advice from the Crucial helpline.

Updating BIOS is not a good idea because if there is a glitch you can render the motherboard useless and assuming the new memory has been configured with the help of the Crucial web site they should be able to tell you what is wrong

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