Re: Badly need a bios update for an Acorp Via85p Motherboard

Re: Badly need a bios update for an Acorp Via85p Motherboard


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Posted by Henry on August 29, 2001 at 19:32:01:

In Reply to: Badly need a bios update for an Acorp Via85p Motherboard posted by Kálmán Varga on August 29, 2001 at 14:25:34:

: Hi there!
: I am badly need an upgrade for my new motherboard(i just buy it yesterday)and this junk is not recognize my 256Mb 133MhzSDRAM.If anyone could share me a link to get this upgrade just write it to my e-mail(lgl@freemail.hu).I would be grateful for that.Bye!


Before you give up, make sure that you have installed your memory perfectly. DIMMs are very difficult to install perfectly, especially when both the memory and the slot are new. Install and remove your DIMMs at least 6 times - when the DIMM seats correctly you can hear and feel the difference - the fit feels "mushy" and sounds "mushy" if not installed right. You feel a short, snappy fit and hear a sharp click when memory is installed right. If still no luck, remove the mainboard and place it on a hard, flat surface and install the memory (to keeb the board from bending).

Your memory may not be supported by your chipset. If so it is a limit you must live with. A BIOS or driver update WILL NOT HELP. PC133 memory is supposed to be backward compatible with PC100 and PC66, so that shouldn't be a problem. In addition to speed, you may have a maximum total MBytes onboard, maximum MBytes per stick and maximum Mbits per chip on the stick (bit density) - usually the more chips on the stick the more likely it will work.

You can figure out your chipset limitations from the chipset specification, usually a substantial book. Your chipset is probably by VIA, you will have to figure out what you have - either from the numbers on the chips or from a program like ctbios (if you can get your board to work at all).

You can find Acorp's web site at:
http://www.acorp.com.tw/

Good Luck,
Henry


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