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Memory installation found a supposed bios update for my pc but when i tried to use it i got message saying bios file doesnt match with mainboard bios. Will try the other thing you suggested thank you

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  • bevly
    bevly Apr 08, 2008

    motherboard is acer EM61SM/EM61PM i was wondering if the ram has to be put in a certain order i had it as 512-512-1gb-1gb someone suggested trying 1gb-512-1gb-512 what do you think

  • bevly
    bevly Apr 08, 2008

    have now found several people who had to install ram alternately so will get my partner to do this tomora and see if it works will let you know

  • William Rodriguez
    William Rodriguez May 11, 2010

    What is your motherboard model and make? I can probably find the BIOS you need.

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Yep, after researching more, it seems like your motherboard is one of those that needs the memory to be alternated strangely, but actually that's to make sure that it don't go into dual-channel mode (I think, not sure since I haven't seen a picture of the board). The thing I should have asked earlier is, do you have two pairs of different colored slots? You're supposed to put the pairs in the same colored slots, even if they alternate.

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