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Mother board and bios wont recognize RAM

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  1. jimmer517

    jimmer517 Thread Starter

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    I recently tried to upgrade my machine with more RAM. It has an INTEL E210882 mother board. Windows xp home sp2. Currently it only has 256mb in there. I tried to put in 2GB and the BIOS does not even see anything in those slots. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. nessyguin

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    What RAM did you try to instal ? Your motherboard supports DDR 400 MHz, DDR 333 MHz and DDR 266 MHz DIMMs - aka PC3200 , PC2700, PC2100 .
     
  3. jimmer517

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    It's PC2700 DDR SDRAM well thats what it aid on E-Bay when i bought it. Funny thing is the Bios doesn't seee it either does my computer but when i run CPUID it sees (2) 256MBM cards in those slots. And my original 2(128) cards that are also in there.
     
  4. win2kpro

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    You need to post the model of your board. E210882 is not a model number, it is a UL file number.

    If you don't know what motherboard you have go here; http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download.html

    and download SIW 1.73 (Standalone). This is an executable that doesn't have to be installed on your machine. Just download it to the desktop and launch the application. After the application launches click on Motherboard in the left pane, and when the right hand side pane opens see what information it gives you for the board. Post the Motherboard Information.

    If you want to delete SIW 1.73 (Standalone) just right click on the desktop icon and delete it. You may want to keep it since it is handy for finding information for your machine.
     
  5. jimmer517

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    I use something else called CPUID but i still have my model number its... D865GLC
     
  6. win2kpro

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    Buying memory off eBay can be "iffy" at best. Obviously since the memory you installed is not being recognized by BIOS there is some incompatibility.

    I suggest that you go to either www.crucial.com or www.kingston.com and use their configurator to get the correct memory. Use the Intel D865GLC board in either the Crucial or Kingston configurator, and they will show all memory that is compatible with your board.

    Both companies guarantee compatibility, and have a lifetime warranty.
     
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