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Want to install 4Gb

Hi,I've been told the reason my 2 x 2Gb RAM won't work is that the BIOS needs updating. I have downloaded BIOS v1.33 but cannot see how to install it. It unzips but doesn't install. I've tried through DOS but phlash16 comes up with BAW-133 file error.Any help appreciated

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Memory is a tricky thing you have to make sure that the meory is compatable with your mobo(for instance) my laptop is a acer aspire 3000 it takes pc2700 ddr memory that runs at 333 mhrtz i just upgraded from a 128 and 512 set to 2 gig im running xp home,also xp will only recognizes 2 gig max unless it the 64 bit ver which then will go up to 4 gig and up also vista as well will run up to 4 gig and up usually 64bit ver will recognize 4 or more gig however if you need soem more help id need make model of laptop your running as swell as which ver of windows.happy hunting-z

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Upgrading BIOS! If it isn't broken don't fix it. Upgrading is a scapegoat fix, and many manufactures have a disclaimer. "You are on you own, and the likes for a reason. Most solutions are found elsewhere.




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You will need winzip or winrar to open the zip file just google either if you dont have them you can get them for free.

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