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Postby Waimo » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:00 pm

I recently bought a compaq presario 2240, and cannot find the make of motherboard, and would like to know if you can update the bios at all.
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Postby evasive » Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:14 am

OEM version of a MiTAC board, Compaq name Titan-M
http://www.ctechinfo.net/motherboards/mitac/titanm.php

Any bios updates: Compaq. They list something from 1998. Not sure what you are expecting from this 16 year old budget model from Compaq?
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Postby Waimo » Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:44 pm

I'm wanting to have more than 48mb system memory, so updated bios would help
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Postby Toby B. » Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:54 pm

Waimo wrote:I'm wanting to have more than 48mb system memory, so updated bios would help


Time for a new system... No way you would ever get that thing to run a current OS..

Besides, whatever is available for BIOS updates is minor bug fixes NOT improvements such as increased RAM limits.
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Postby evasive » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:39 am

This is the only bios upgrade available for this system:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/soft ... 0&sw_lang=

from 1998, 16 years ago.

Reportedly, the maximum DIMM size you can use is 32MB of PC-66 memory which gives a total of 48MB with the onboard 16MB. This is a hard limit.

The chipset is Intel 430VX which has indeed 32MB maximum per DIMM limit.
http://www.cnet.com/products/compaq-pre ... -gb/specs/

@Toby: I think I just got some additional info for your Titan-M page :lol:
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Postby Karlsweldt » Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:23 am

Found another link to specs of that compaq Presario 2240 system.
"The Presario 2240 Computer only supports 200MHz AMD K6".

Kind of slow, for any OS newer than Win 95!
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Postby Toby B. » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:35 am

@Toby: I think I just got some additional info for your Titan-M page


Will try to get it added asap..
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