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Anonymous
August 14, 2005 12:09:02 PM

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I have one computer that runs Windows XP Pro. I have installed a 512M SDRAM
module of which only 256M is recognized (a known hardware restriction of the
particular motherboard).
I have another computer that runs with Windows XP Home. It has two totally
functional 128MB SDRAM modules.
If I remove the XP Home modules (2x128M) and replace with the 512MB module,
it boots into Home XP fine.
If I try to use the two 128MB modules in the XP Pro computer, it detects a
hardware change and will only allow boot up in Safe Mode.
Is it the OS, or is it a problem with BIOS, DMI configuration software not
updating the BIOS properly?
August 14, 2005 1:18:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

The first thing I would try is to look for a BIOS update on the respective
manufacturers website.

"RaleighGator" wrote:

> I have one computer that runs Windows XP Pro. I have installed a 512M SDRAM
> module of which only 256M is recognized (a known hardware restriction of the
> particular motherboard).
> I have another computer that runs with Windows XP Home. It has two totally
> functional 128MB SDRAM modules.
> If I remove the XP Home modules (2x128M) and replace with the 512MB module,
> it boots into Home XP fine.
> If I try to use the two 128MB modules in the XP Pro computer, it detects a
> hardware change and will only allow boot up in Safe Mode.
> Is it the OS, or is it a problem with BIOS, DMI configuration software not
> updating the BIOS properly?
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