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Do you have to disable the motherboard memory in order to upgrade memory in a PB 486SX machine?? If so, How??
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by:Jason_S
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Normaly you can simply add memory to the system. (?)  Give it a try.  Cant hurt anything.
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I've only seen one(!) Packard-Bell 486.
It had 4MB on the motherboard, and one empty 72-pin slot.
So, I inserted one 8MB SIMM into that slot.
The P.O.S.T. immediately reported that 12MB (4+8) were available.

So, "it works for me", and it should work for you, too.
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Same as above... other than Packard Bell being hard to upgrade, I never had problems adding memory except that they don't like to go into the Phoenix BIOS easily.  It normally takes a change in hardware or memory for it to register a "problem" and ask to go into setup.
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