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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 george_koitchev In reply to Hardware Problem ?

I see here two ways to act:
1. As Megtek advised, the SIMM RAM works at 5 volts, and DIMM RAM works at 3.3 volts. You should find the jumper on your MB (usually the nearest to the memory slots) and set it to the 3.3 volage.
2. Find a BIOS upgrade for your MB. Some older MBs do not support DIMM inspite they have such slots on them or they support DIMM upto some smaller value, and it may be corrected with a BIOS upgrade.

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