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Can 1GB memory cause BIOS corruption?

I researched my NV+ memory and acquired a new 1GB module as described in this post. Ran the Memory Test for a couple passes and all appeared Good. After a few days (NV+ continued to operate normally) I attempted a firmware update from 4.1.4 to 4.1.7, and during "Updating FW" the NV+ died/froze and after trying poweroff and reboot the symptoms appeared similar to a dead PSU as described both here and in another thread here. But the PSU was OK; c3po suggested "Corrupted BIOS".

When it happened, I chalked it-up to coincidence (the failure during "Updating firmware") but now I am wondering "might the firmware update process use the 1GB RAM in such a way as to corrupt the BIOS" or something.

Given I had to replace the chassis on my NV+, I'm now a bit gunshy to put-back my 1GB SODIMM. Wondering if it would be prudent for me to always have the 256MB module in place for firmware updates, then put the 1GB in for daily operation? :?
ReadyNAS NV+ V1 RND4410 [X-RAID], RAIDiator 4.1.9 [1.00a043]
Four Seagate 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB drives Firmware: CC49 updated from CC38 (Netgear RND4410 original)
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Re: Can 1GB memory cause BIOS corruption?

Just updated the firmware on my NV+ multiple times (guess why Smiley Wink) and I also have 1GB of RAM in place -> no problems whatsoever. But as always: ymmv.

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Re: Can 1GB memory cause BIOS corruption?

I appreciate your feedback--I will try the 1GB module again, but at this point I'll probably wait until after 4.1.9 is released.

"Just because I'm paranoid, that doesn't mean they aren't out to get me!" Smiley Surprised
ReadyNAS NV+ V1 RND4410 [X-RAID], RAIDiator 4.1.9 [1.00a043]
Four Seagate 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB drives Firmware: CC49 updated from CC38 (Netgear RND4410 original)
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