This is a quick litle guide on upgrading a ZT model MS-16362 to 4GB of DDR-II Memory A.K.A. Ram. The laptop comes with 1-2GB of DDR depending on model but is capable of up to 4GB. How do we unlock this potential you ask? Simple, we upgrade the BIOS.
Now hold your horses there little lassy, Before you go hoping over to the beautifully craptified and outdated ZT website I must worn you that just like the website, the BIOS is very outdated. So what do we do now? Well if you read my other post found here you will see a ZT MS-16362 is nothing more than an MSI 1636 (EX600). This is good because unlike ZT it appears MSI has kept their BIOS’s up to date. If you read this article I posted a while back you will see how I came to the conclusion that the ZT MS-16362 was capable of a 4GB memory upgrade.
So how do we perform this black art voodoo magic you ask? Well its no voodoo or magic unless swapping your BIOS for the BIOS that was meant to run on your hardware is magic to you. If it is then maybe I suggest checking this guide out instead. First download the BIOS from here, you want the 1636_509.zip file. Download the file and follow the instructions found here. I will also post the instructions and file here for download as well in case MSI decides to delete the data from their website.
First you will need a USB floppy drive like the one found here.
Alternatively you can follow the USB PenDrive BIOS flash instructions found in the guide.
I highly recommend getting a USB Floppy drive if you don’t already have one. The come in handy considering nearly all new pc’s do not come with a floppy drive. I will cover the floppy instructions.
Update BIOS with floppy disk:
MSI BIOS Update Guides
MSI BIOS Update File