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Tommyburns

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I upgraded my memory . Installed the card and my pc shows the extra 512mb off ram . How do i check the bios ?
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when you first boot the PC (actually works best on a restart, since the monitor is warmed up and displaying), it will tell you what the BIOS is, then say press ___ key to enter BIOS (or setup). it is commonly the del, F1, or F2 key, but could be anything.

are you looking to see if the memory settings are correct? is something not working properly?
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Yes im looking to see if the memory settings are correct . I thought i would get a greater increase in speed when running multiple programs after adding the extra memory , also it just seemed to easy to just put the card in and then start it up . Is it easy to set the bios ? and what settings should i set it to ? sorry i dont know much about this
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no worries, happy to help out.
when you get into BIOS, look for the ram settings. it is most likely set to "by spd" which means the mobo (motherboard) reads what the ram speed settings are, and sets them automatically. this is the best way to go, unless you are trying to overclock or tighten the timings considerably. not really recommended unless you know what you are doing.
if you list your mobo info (should be printed on the board, with make/model, and revision number) then we can look up the manual, and you can check every setting if you like. it can be a good way to learn more about the system.
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