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change BIOS values

By pmtharratt ·
Can anyone help please. I'm using a Dell Latitude LS laptop, got an upgrade memory module 256Mb which I was assured would work, flashed the BIOS to A09, tried to change BIOS settings but in the Main Directory arrow keys won't go down to the Memory settings (the new memory module only read as original 128Mb but works on everything else). I do not have to enter any passwords at any stage).
I've read on this site about CMOS killer but I'm terrified of creating further problems!

The machine is used on AC adapter - the battery module has just died, new one on order.

Thanks in advance

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Memory upgrade usually does not require BIOS change

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In every instance I can remember over the years, no BIOS changes were ever needed to accomodate a memory upgrade like this. I suspect the problem is that your memory module is not the correct one for your PC (laptop). Having your PC only "see" half of the memory module is a common problem. It occurs because of the way the memory, and your PC, are wired.

I suggest you double-check that the memory module is the right one for your PC. There is likely nothing you can do to make this memory module provide the full 256MB on this particular PC.


-----Steve Jackson

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by lyudmila45 In reply to change BIOS values

Go to to Customer forum and you will find the answer there.

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