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Necessary To Upgrade Bios Before Upgrading Ram?

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#1 333nnn


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Posted 16 April 2008 - 06:27 PM

I just bought more RAM to upgrade my computer. The seller had a notice saying "We recommend you upgrade your computer to the latest BIOS revision prior to upgrading your memory". Should I do this and if so how? Also, is low density RAM superior to high density? And what does nyone think about Microx brand memory? Partspc.com has really good prices on Microx, but I don't know anything about this brand. Is brand important for memory?

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 06:54 PM

IMO :thumbsup:....

<<"We recommend you upgrade your computer to the latest BIOS revision prior to upgrading your memory">>

Theoretically, could be valid notification, although I believe that most BIOS updates are written to either facilitate added functionality or eliminate known hardware problems. I've never thought of adding RAM as either of those, but I've been wrong before :flowers:.

<<Should I do this and if so how?>>

No, unless there is something to be gained by it. Each BIOS update/upgrade has a spiel which defines exactly what changes are made and why. If you determine that one of those fits your situation, then (and only then) you should consider upgrading/updating your BIOS.

<<Also, is low density RAM superior to high density?>>

Good question...I don't think of it as "superior" but I do know that more systems run routinely with low-density RAM. More info following.

info What is the Difference Between Low Density and High Density vs Low Density - http://www.overclock.net/faqs/113885-info-...ow-density.html

<<And what does nyone think about Microx brand memory?>>

I hope that you meant "Micron" but you may mean Micro X. I've never heard of Micro X until just 30 seconds ago, but Micron is a reputable memory maker.

<<Is brand important for memory?>>

Hmmm...kind of depends on system and type of memory. In the day of PC133 and before that...I would have said "No, brand doesn't matter" but now I have to hedge that opinion. The low-density, high-density thing and specs for motherboards seem be much more particular on what RAM is used today, IMO. And, of course, we have so many types of memory that it's important to buy the modules dictated by the system motherboard specs or motherboard manual.

I would advise anyone...to get the best possible memory for the system today. Prices allow this now, it's good to eliminate/minimize things which can go wrong in the future and which are so critical to enjoying using a computer :trumpet:.


Edited by hamluis, 16 April 2008 - 06:59 PM.

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