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Bios upgrade? I have an old m81-x Delta mobo running with a pentium III 500 mHz and 384 ram. I originally had windows 98 SE installed when I bought it in 2000 but have recently replaced the hard drive and did a clean install of windows xp professional. Also, I added an extra 256 ram stick to the original 128 ram the system had back in 2000 thus making it a 384 ram system. My problem is that the system tells me that I have 640 ram, the board only has two dimm slots and the system reads four with 256 ram on one and 128 ram for the remaining three; Also, the system drags to process the information and, at shut down, I have to press and hold the power button to shut it down because I get the "It is now safe to turn off your computer" message. I went over to a local computer repair place and the gentleman working there told me that I had to flash (upgrade) my bios. Is this true? and if so where can I get the latest bios for this m81-x Delta mobo. I've been looking for the manufacturers site but I guess they're out of business. Do you know where I can get the latest bios upgrade for my m81-x Delta mobo?

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  • hotrodx1 Jan 09, 2008

    I did that already. I had two 256 sdram sticks and the computer would not boot up. What I did was to take out one of the 256 sticks and placed the 128 and the other 256 and the computer finally booted. WhenI had the two 256 sticks installed and powered my computer, all I was able to see was the windows welcome screen and then the computer looked like it was going to start but instead it would freeze on me. I would reset the computer by pressing the reset button and the same thing would happen.

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You might consider replacing your ram with ALL the same RAM cards. I don't know what the maximum RAM is that you can add to your motherboard, but I have read that some BIOS programs can't read cards that are different amounts from others. Don't exceed the recommended RAM for the motherboard, either.

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