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By Adriano.herberth ·
I have a pentium(S) 133MHZ, 8Mb RAM, ChipSet OcTek(OCEAN) with MEGATRENDS BIOS and Hard Disk 4.5Gb. I Use it for internet surfing.
Now i need to upgrade memory to 32Mb RAM. So, i replaced my 8Mb SIMM RAM with 32Mb DIMM RAM.
FIRST time the computercounts again 8Mb RAM, and i could?nt get in to my win95, so i restarted the machine.

SECOND time i receieve an error message like
WHILE INITIALIZING IOS...
WINDOWS PROCTECTING MODE LOCKED THE SYSTEM YOU NEED TO RESTART THE MACHINE

PRESS ANYKEY TO RESTART...

Now, i receive a continuos beep and the machine does stop beeping even if a replace with 8Mb SIMM RAM.

Is it a hardware or software problem, how can i solve this?

Adriano Herberth
Mozambique

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by wsande1 In reply to Hardware Problem ?

It sounds like you have to big a memory module in your system. Check your MB docs for the max module size that it supports.

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by avachon In reply to Hardware Problem ?

It sounds like the problem is that you replaced simms with dimms (single-line with doublie-line modules). Usually, even if a board supports both simms and dimms, they are not the same module. As noted above, check your motherboard documentation or go online (maybe a friend's computer if you don't have immediate access to another) and look at your computer manufacturer's site and if necessary, the borard manufacturer's site. Try turning the machine all the way off, reinserting the 8mb simm, makesure it is seated properly and then try to get to your bios to check that 8mb is showing up. You might have to change bios to defaults. Once up, get info. for proper memory. Good luck.

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by Cr@zy@ssM@g!c!@n In reply to Hardware Problem ?

TO tell you the truth your board may be a result to esd damage. If your machine once turned on with an 8mb simm and now that you tried the 32 and neither work, you may or damaged the machine board or memory. Try to get a spare 8 meg or vise vera with the 32 and see what resolves your issue. like the gentleman states before me, make sure the bios indicates that the memmory is taken into account. The beeps you are getting are from your bios alerting you of a damaged peripheral. this is a hardware issue and you may need to look into the type of memmory you are using.

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by dmiles In reply to Hardware Problem ?

It looks like you have a memory problem,that you have gotten memory that is not compatible with the bus speed on the machine if the bus speed is 66mhz,it may not support running a pc100 memory module.Match the memory module with bus speed.

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by Megtek In reply to Hardware Problem ?

SIMMS work at 5 volts, DIMMS work at 3.3 volts. I have a couple of motherboards that support both and there is a jumper on the motherboard that I need to set to the correct memory type. Check to see if your board has this jumper setting.

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