Upgrading BIOS to be able to install more RAM.

  garyparry 01:35 29 Jun 08
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Hello all,
after having 512MB for a while I decided I wanted to up it to 2GB. I have an E-Machines' T2742. After trying to install the 2 one Gig sticks into the only two slots available I receive the 3 beeps from the computer telling me that they're not compatible with the slots. It's not a compatibility issue as far as brand b/c one of the 256 sticks I have in is Samsung and the Gig sticks are the same. But the question is could someone let me know how to properly upgrade the BIOS on my computer (if that's the case) to allow the two gigs please? Thanks.

  garyparry 01:41 29 Jun 08

Also here is some stats:

Computer name: NOWHERE-3RR67YK
Your Ticket #: 26CKLWR
BIOS Type: AMI
BIOS Date: February 16th 2004
BIOS ID: 63-0100-000001-00101111-021604-iBRKDL_G-VA84510A
BIOS OEM: BIOS Date: 02/16/04 02:29:53 Ver: 08.00.08 - VA84510A.86A.0030.P10.0402160229
Chipset: Intel 2560 rev 1
SuperIO: Unknown
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Motherboard: D845GVSR
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3.0
Maximum Memory: 3072MB
Installed Memory: 512MB
Memory Config: Slot1:256 Slot2:256
Drivers: Your system has 24 drivers and 7 outdated drivers. View

  ambra4 02:01 29 Jun 08

“It's not a compatibility issue as far as brand b/c one of the 256 sticks I have in is Samsung and the Gig sticks are the same”
Are you sure that the memory you bought conforms to the correct type as listed take a read on Intel Site
System Memory Features
The Desktop Board D845GVSR has two DIMM sockets and supports the following memory features:
· 2.5 V (only) 184-pin DDR SDRAM DIMMs with gold-plated contacts
· Unbuffered single-sided or double-sided DIMMs
· Maximum total system memory: 2 GB; minimum total system memory: 64 MB
· DDR333/266/200 MHz SDRAM DIMMs only
· Serial Presence Detect (SPD)
· Suspend to RAM
CAUTION:
Do not use ECC DIMMs with this board. Using ECC DIMMs could damage the board.
Integrator's Notes:
· Registered DIMMs are not supported.
· Double-sided x16 DIMMs are not supported.
Note:
To be fully compliant with all applicable DDR SDRAM memory specifications, the board should be populated with DIMMs that support the Serial Presence Detect (SPD) data structure. This allows the BIOS to read the SPD data and program the chipset to accurately configure memory settings for optimum performance.
click here

  garyparry 02:35 29 Jun 08

Forgot to metion that the new RAM is PC2100 DDR. That's about as specific as I can get without giving the whole #. But here's what it says:

PC2100R-25330-C1
M383L2828DT1-C80
1GB DDR PC2100 CL2.5 ECC

  ambra4 03:11 29 Jun 08

1GB DDR PC2100 CL2.5 ECC

CAUTION:
Do not use ECC DIMMs with this board. Using ECC DIMMs could damage the board.

  ambra4 03:14 29 Jun 08

Go to Crucial and do a scan it will tell you the correct memory that you need to get

click here

  garyparry 03:42 29 Jun 08

Well that sucks. :(

  ambra4 04:42 29 Jun 08

Sure does, it look like you have the wrong type of memory

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