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Goya
11-15-2000, 03:59 PM
Memory prices being as low as they are I ordered another stick of 128 megs of ram, pc100. Got it today, popped it in and it comes up as 64 megs in the memory check and norton utilities. So I call and the service guy (also super rude) tells me the newer pc100 has a serial (?) on it that older Motherboards cant read. My motherboard is an Aopen MX3L. I already have a stick of pc100 128megs in there and it works fine. So my question is does newer memory have some serial or something that older MBs cant read? Or are these guys just tryign to pass of 64 meg sticks hoping people wont check? Im going to write Aopen also to see if they can help, so dont suggest that.

Thanks for you insight.

Paleo Pete
11-15-2000, 09:31 PM
Could be the wrong density...

If it's not a reputable brand, they could be trying to pass it off as something it's not, but that's doubtful.

Could also have been packaged wrong at the factory.

If all else fails, take it back, it should be under warranty for at least 30 days...

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Goya
11-15-2000, 09:36 PM
Well overall its been a very good day for my computer. I decided to try flashing my bios on my MB. Took about 5 min, booted up and bam 256 megs of ram. Problem solved. Feeling lucky I decided to try flashing my 10x cdrw thats been ruining tons of cd's. Problems fixed. Ive never flashed anything before but its now in my repertoire of future fixes.

Paleo Pete
11-15-2000, 09:43 PM
You must have been lurking just around the corner, I just posted my message a few minutes ago...

Glad you got it working, just try not to go flash crazy. When successful, it's great, but if you make a mistake or lose power, the machine's dead...

Just a word to the wise, so maybe you'll be careful about flashing. It's very risky, but if done right, it works great.

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Charles Kozierok
11-16-2000, 09:24 PM
If flashing fixed it, it probably was indeed a density issue.

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