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I have a HP Pavillion a6500f and receiving the BIOME-1 error. I removed both memory cards and tested each individually and they worked fine (as single units), but when I plug both in I receive the BIOME-1 error. What else can I do?

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You have a faulty port on the motherboard most likely, try the ports and see which one fails. You can either buy a new motherboard or just buy a bigger chip to use on one port.

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