Would updating BIOS help in this situation?

By Michael West
Oct 22, 2012
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  1. I recently bought 2x4GB sticks of DDR3 ram for my computer only to find out that my motherboard only supports 4BG of DDR3 total. So I started looking around to find out and see if there was an update for my mobo's bios and how to flash it. There is an update for it but I also know if you do not absolutely need to flash the bios you are better off not doing it. The basic situation is if the updated Bios will allow support for more ram, then I can save money by not having to get a new mobo and CPU to upgrade my systems ram. If I am completely off base here let me know but the bios was the only thing I could think of that could effect the capabilities of the mobo.
  2. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 1,686   +152

    Flashing the bios will not let your mother board support 8 gigs of ram. If was only design to run 4 gigs
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  3. Michael West

    Michael West Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 29

    Okay, Thanks Cobalt! Guess I am just gonna have to break down and replace them then.
  4. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 1,686   +152

    Your welcome:)
  5. Hyv567

    Hyv567 Newcomer, in training

    Micheal west The only Method to solve this problem is to buy a new motherboard that supports 8gib of RAM


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