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    Serial Presence Detect Device Missing or inconclusive?!?

    hi,

    I've turned my computer on, and at the start up, it told me:
    serial presence detect (SPD) device missing or inconclusive.

    properly programmed SPD device is required for reliable operation.

    do you wish to attemp to boot? Y / N (shut down)

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    what does this mean?!


    I pressed on Y, then my computer continued to load windows,
    and when I restarted my computer, the problem didn't appear anymore, and the time in my computer changed into 00:00

    are there any other effects?

    what is this problem exactly?


    thanks!

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    seems like a memory and motherboard conflict.

    this might help :

    http://www.intel.com/support/motherb...10e2cb/spd.htm

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    Re: Serial Presence Detect Device Missing or inconclusive?!?

    Originally posted by shamrock
    hi,

    I've turned my computer on, and at the start up, it told me:
    serial presence detect (SPD) device missing or inconclusive.

    properly programmed SPD device is required for reliable operation.

    do you wish to attemp to boot? Y / N (shut down)

    -----------------

    what does this mean?!


    I pressed on Y, then my computer continued to load windows,
    and when I restarted my computer, the problem didn't appear anymore, and the time in my computer changed into 00:00

    are there any other effects?

    what is this problem exactly?


    thanks!
    Well, the SPD is the device on the memory module which "tells" the motherboard which settings to use (i.e.: CL2/3, PC100/133...)...

    Maybe you should check if you edited any settings in that department....

    Or maybe a ram-module is busted, visit www.memtest86.org and download the latest test-disc from there....boot with it and let it check your ram....
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