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Need BIOS update to install more RAM

Don't know if you got my reply to your answer, so I'll try again. I had already gone to the ASUS website but couldn't be sure exactly which BIOS update I needed and was afraid to install the wrong one and not be able to recover the old one. I also tried to install just one of the two 256MB RAM cards I ordered, but that didn't work either. Any other thoughts?

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  • ferganeeeeee Jan 14, 2009

    i need to update my bios

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Since it is an HP product (did not realize before) try this BIOS:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=228&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=59615&lang=en

There is some more info about your board here:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=228&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=59615&lang=en

I beleive that most flashing utilities allow you to save your old BIOS, just in case. This feature was for incompatabilities mostly, since you still need a working BIOS to restore an old one.
Still, I am puzzled that you need to flash it just for memory. I assume you have the correct memory, this one takes 100MHZ DIMMS. The specs page does not state max module size, but I am sure 256M within range. Perhaps there are some settings in the BIOS to play with.

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