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Hey,<br />
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I have an EPoX EP-8RDA6+PRO Motherboard with a AMD Sempton 3300+ (Socket A) CPU.<br />
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I already had one stick of PC2700 333mhz 1GB Memory, (dual Channel) but the Bios only sees 512Mb.<br />
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I bought another stick of PC2700 333MHz 1GB Memory but the Bios wont see it alone. but if i put both sticks in, then it freezes at post or just after. it is high denisty memory. and i have ran memtest86 with no errors.
 

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Try the following : <br />
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1. Put both memory modules into your motherboard and perform a CMOS reset. TO do this Remove the little battery on your motherboard for around 2-5mins. After you have allowed the time for the CMOS to clear put the battery back in and boot-up. Hopefully both modules should be recognised. <br />
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2. Put in one memory module. Clear CMOS as instructed above. Boot up system with just one memory module. Now shutdown and add the other module and boot up. IF this does not work leave both memory modules in and proceed with another CMOS clear with both modules. <br />
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3. If there is no joy then you may need to update your BIOS to the latest version by visiting your motherboards manufacturers website and downloading the appropriate BIOS update for your motherboard. <br />
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4. Refer to your motherboard manual and make sure that your Motherboard accepts memory up to 1GB.
 

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Most motherboards simply aren't fully compatible with high-density modules.
 

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that was a really bad idea, because i think it fried my motherboard. now i only get OP on the motherboard led. and clearing the CMOS or pulling the battery wont fix it.
 

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just needs a new bios chip. it fryed screwed up the orginal one.<br />
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<div style="font-style:italic">Well all steps i advised WOULD NOT cause any damage in anyway. If i thought it would i wouldnt post it. However make sure that all cables are connected to the motherboard properly.</div>

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<div style="font-style:italic">just needs a new bios chip. it fryed screwed up the orginal one.</div>

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</div>Have you got any idea to what may have fied it.
 

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he probably didnt ground himself or left his computer on when he pulled it out, something like that is, i think, the only why to fry a bios chip.
 

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i'll second enterprises statement that following his steps woudnt damage anything... i've done it many many times, and there's little risk there... unless you did it running... <br />
could you tell us more details on your system? and go step by step as to how you did it? honestly.. if you forgot a step, tell us, that way we can help. saying you did or didnt do something wont help us help you <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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not accusing you of anything, just simple steps can sometimes be skipped. especially when performing a simple task.<br />
odds are you havent ruined anything perminantly<br />
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also, i would refrain from using the word "stupid" when talking about someones actions, not to say you actually think they are stupid, but it puts a sour edge on your statement, to the reader it sounds negative and offensive
 
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