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Possible to disable memory checking at boot-time?

Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2004 5:38 pm
by eddaweaver
as you'll know, some motherboards are dog slow at doing the ram checking at bootup time. Is it possible to hack the bios to prevent this from being performed? Waiting 2 minutes while it trawls like a turtle through hundreds of megabytes puts a huge dampener on a system's usefulness.

Thanks for sufferring my naivity :)

Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2004 1:14 am
by Denniss
Quick Boot
Quick Power OnSelf Test
->Set to enable

or press ESC to stop RAM check

Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2004 3:33 am
by eddaweaver
Thanks, but those options didn't work (as mentioned in the Bios notes), but the latest Bios fixes the problem so no worries.

Is it possible to hack the Bios to add support for larger ram modules, or will nothing make a 440LX chipset handle modules larger than 128mb? :)

Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2004 2:43 pm
by Rainbow
You can use 256MB modules - but they must be double-sided with 16 chips.