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yes, there may be compatibility problem. your 2GB ram may be dead. try your 2gb ram on other notebooks. if it is working on other notebooks, then your ram is ok. your notebook will support maximum 2GB ddr2 memory per slot. your notebook may not be booting due to unsupported frequency of your ram. maximum supported frequency for your notebook may me 400Mhz, and you are putting a 667MHz ram into it. try to put a 400MHz 2GB ddr2 ram in your notebook.
BIOS System defaults are best used for installing a new operating system or performing diagnostics. Bootchecks and memory checks due to settings on antivirus/antispyware programs are notorious for causing slow boots. In most cases these scans are unnecessary. Saying that, it is also possible you have acquired a trojan. Run a full system scan and if you have a clean machine, disabling the bootchecks and memory checks will speed up your booting. If after doing this your boots are still slow, tweak your BIOS as follows per Intel:
Set the hard drive as the first boot device in the boot order in the BIOS setup (Boot > Boot Device Priority menu).
Enable Intel® Rapid BIOS boot in the BIOS setup (Boot menu).
Disable Hard Disk Pre-Delay in the BIOS Setup (Advanced > Drive Configuration menu).
Disable system functions and features if you do not need them. Examples include:
Legacy USB - this must be enabled if you use a USB keyboard or USB
mouse outside the Windows* environment (Advanced > USB
Unused I/O ports, such as serial, parallel and IEEE-1394 ports (Advanced > Peripheral Configuration menu).
Hi there Sounds like the bios will need updating as the board will support 8BG ram. Put your old memory back in the machine, boot into windows, go to the motherboards manufacturers website and download the latest bios update and install it and reboot. make sure you read the info on how to install the bios update. I must also warn you that if you are using a 32bit operating system it will only recognize 2.9BG of memory, there is nothing you can do about this apart from install a 64bit operating system if the board supports 64bit processors.
More people should complain with Asus support. Checking Asus forums, you'll find there's an obvious problem with a PCI-E video addon + 2 used memory slots. In my case, I had 2Gb (1 + 1), mb with bios version 1104, and it worked fine; when I installed a new PCI-E card, the system was very... very sluggish. Now I have uninstalled 1 memory, I'm using only 1Gb of RAM with the PCI-E card, and it's working well.
Again: checking Asus forum, this is a reported problem, and a bios bug... Asus should release a new bios version, but they seem not to bother, as this is a relatively "old' mb...
You needed to configure bios (F2) when you first installed the processor,
now the Bios hangs before anything can happen, You need to remove the Bios Battery (looks like a coin on the mobo) for about 30 secs (with the power disconnected) then re-insert the battery and power on.
you should get the same power on message as you did the 1st time (maybe with a missings settings error too but this is expected)
Enuro12 is right about legacy USB in that your keyboard should work in BIOS (setup)