I recently upgraded the RAM on my emachines T2984 to 2 - 1GB sticks of G.Skill DDR PC3200 http://newgskill.web-bi.net/bbs/view.php?id=g_ddr&no=34.
I also recently added a 500GB Seagate Barracuda Hard Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148135
I've noticed a significant decrease in performance even though I doubled the memory I previously had. When I load my BIOS it says "1024MB (non spd)" next to each of the memory slots. The motherboard is supposed to be able to handle 2GB of memory. Do I need a BIOS update?
My BIOS information is:
BIOS Type: AMI
BIOS Date: August 18th 2004
BIOS ID: 63-0100-000001-00101111-081804-iBRKDL_G-SR84510A
BIOS OEM: BIOS Date: 08/18/04 20:53:52 Ver: 08.00.10 - SR84510A.46T.0012.P05.0408182053
Chipset: Intel 2560 rev 3
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Does anyone know what I should do?