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I have an eMachine desktop/tower 3230. I need bios upgrade for extra Ram ...

I have an eMachine desktop/tower 3230. It says in the MBoard booklet that it takes 2 sticks of ram of 1GB each. The original ram was just half a GB. I purchased 2 sticks and the suppliers `read` my pc and confirmed the type I needed - I know I have the right RAM. But it keeps cutting out. It is ok and doesnt cut out with just one stick. The supplier said I need to upgrade the bios - but I can`t find a site that upgrades the Bios for Ram capacity ...

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    Caroline Tipler Jan 17, 2013

    Thanks Tim. The MB booklet says it takes: two 184-pin V DIMM sockets - each slot supports upto 1gb of 266/333 unbuffered DDR DRAM. I got the supplier site to read the pc and I ordered: 2x 1GB PC2100 64x8 184 pin DIMM. The co I ordered it from said to text them individually - i did that and they are ok. She said I therefore need a bios upgrade. The ram we took out is: 256mb DDR 333 CL2.5

  • Caroline Tipler
    Caroline Tipler Jan 17, 2013

    Current BIOS BIOS Type: Phoenix-Award BIOS ID: 06/29/2004-i845-6A69VM4VC-00 BIOS Date: 2004.06.29 BIOS Vendor: Unknown BIOS Version: W6714IE7 V7.0B6 062904 13:12:47 - 6.00 PG BIOS Size: 524288 Chipset: Intel 2560 rev 3 Motherboard Name: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD Motherboard Model: MS-6714 System Name: Unknown System Model: Unknown Base Manufacturer: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD Base Product: MS-6714

  • Caroline Tipler
    Caroline Tipler Jan 17, 2013

    This is the Ram I bought: Make & Model: eMachines Desktop / Tower 3230 Memory Type: 184 Pin DDR2100 266MHz Slots / Banks: 2 Standard Memory: 256Mb, 512Mb or 1Gb removable Maximum Memory: 2Gb removable

  • Caroline Tipler
    Caroline Tipler Jan 18, 2013

    Thanks Hans for your answer. You are spot on re the Ram not needing a BIOS upgrade - they told me it did when I phoned them yesterday but when I phone3d them again today to say I cannot find an upgrade for it they then asked me to check a serial number on the old ram ... the PC on it said 2700 and the new one they sent me said 2100 - so they said that was the problem and to send back the stiks and they will replace. So, hopefully problem solved.



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Hello visit emachine here:

And select your pc model by number.

Remember to select the right model, because flashing the bios with a wrong one will destroy the mainboard.

I have newer heard that a bios upgrade was necessary to upgrade the ram.

Some mainboards do have a limit of 2gb ram, and the bios upgrade does nothing to that.

Try to clean the pc out for dust, and renew the the cooling paste between the cpu and the cooling element.

One of the ram modules could have a defect.
Try to test one module at the time.
If you get the blue screen of death, the problem is elsewhere like power supply, or harddrive.

Good luck

Posted on Jan 18, 2013


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SOURCE: Radeon graphics card and 3rd RAM slot conflict

I thought this board looked familiar to me. I recall some rules for the memory cards. Do all your memory cards meet this requirement:

Supports up to 3GB PC1600/2100/2700/3200* DDR SDRAMs

If you are using DDR 400 you can only use 1 slot.

What kind of memory are you using?

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