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06-18-2009 04:19 PM
My wife's HP Pavilion Elite m9150f desktop PC was having problems, so I ran diagnostics. It indicated that the memory failed, so I re-seated the 4 chips and re-ran the diagnostics. This time I got "Error Code: BIOME-1", but was not able to find its definition anywhere on HP - anybody know what it means?
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06-19-2009 07:12 AM
06-19-2009 02:57 PM
The 4 memory modules were in pairs - slot 1 contained a 1GB module, slot 2 contained a 512MB module; slot 3 contained a 1 GB module, and slot 4 contained a 512MB module. I removed the slot 1 module and reran the basic memory test and got the same error. After removing the slot 2 module (slot 1 remained out) and rerunning the test, it came back normal. I put the 1 GB module back in slot 1 (so now we have 1 GB in slot 1, 1 GB in slot 3, and 512MB in slot 4) and reran the memory test - it came back normal.
So, I'll replace the 512 MB module and the PC should be back to 3 GB of RAM.
I still don't understand why the explanation wasn't found somewhere in HP.COM!
06-29-2009 09:55 PM
12-11-2009 04:57 PM
Easiest thing is take out 1 RAM at a time and press F9 on boot-up and run the diagnostic checks. I had the same error BIOME-1 Memory Error when I first did this. Removed a stick and tried again until I passed the diagnostics. I now only have 5GB of RAM and a 1 GB stick is faulty, but im still under warranty. Easiest thing is do that, and than buy a new chip they are not that expensive.
01-01-2010 06:22 AM - edited 01-01-2010 08:14 AM
i just got my pc last week and been having issues with it including vista telling me its not genuine ran the diagnostic test and got biome-1 you recon its worth returning it and exchanging it or going for a new computer?