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Pete G

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Hi, I have a challenge here. I recently got new memory for my computer, two 2GB pc2-3200 DIMMS. Windows XP was only showing 2.5 GB. So I updated the BIOS first, which I probably shouldn't have done. Now my computer seems to reboot itself all the time, even in safe mode. Is this the cause of my computer rebooting itself? I am assuming it is. I also put the original memory I had back and it did the same thing. Another thing, I heard that 32 bit OS's can only handle up to 3.5 GB so why did it say 2.5GB in the first place and is there a way around this? I look forward to your replies.

My system:

supermicro X6DAE-G2 MB
dual xeon 3.6ghz
radeon 1800xl video card
windows xp sp2

Thank You

Edited by Pete G, 13 August 2008 - 10:54 PM.

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The Skeptic

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Flash the BIOS again, this time to an older version, preferably to the one that you had before.
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