Ram upgrade

#1
After weeks of problems thinking my motherboard was faulty i finally found that one of my ram chips was faulty so i ordered new ram after discussion with Cricial technology and today i installed 2 gig of ram but now the BSOD says your Bios needs updating can anyone advise me how to do this please.
 


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#2
You will need to identify the make and model of your motherboard then download from their website.
 


#3
There are about 12 updates none of them mention memory problems the first says first update and not what its for
 


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#4
They may not specifically mention memory problems. Generally speaking you are best just going for the most recent bios issued by the manufacturer for your mobo.
 


#5
Upgraded my bios but i am still getting same Bsod stating this bios is not ACPI compliant
 


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#6
Is that happening both with and without the new ram stick in? You may have a problem with memory type or with the maximum capacity per slot.
 


#7
When i contacted crucial they didnt have ther ballistix tracer ddr2 that i had and when i scanned my machine it gave about 11 different and the customer service said it was ok backwards compatable there is no problem with an extra i gig stick inserted its only when i try 4 gig my motherboard supports upto 8 gig so that shouldnt be an issue im using 64 bit operating system windows 7
 


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#8
What is the make and model of the motherboard?
 


#9
Asus m2n32-sli premium vista edition
 


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#10
There are recommended configurations - see the info in the attached extract from your motherboard manual.
 


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#11
i will try that tomorrow and let you know the outcome

many thanks
 


#12
I repositioned the ram as in extract but same message bsod bios not acpi compliant.i have 2 ballistix tracer i gig modules and 2x1 gig 800 speed ram which i was advised to buy as ballistix tracer ddr2 was not available and i questioned are you sure that these are compatable and was advised that they are
 


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