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Topic # 198437 9-Jul-2016 00:14
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Hey guys, just upgraded from ddr2 3gb ram to ddr2 8gb ram but it seems i cant use the full 8gbs as the pc just wont boot up. its ok with just 4gb in. i have updated bios through msi live update but no joy. have supplied a picture of the specs and the board.



Any ideas do i need to change anything in the bios ?

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should say im using windows ultimate 64bit

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  Reply # 1588576 9-Jul-2016 00:18
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just incase you cant see the specs in the picture here they are

CPU:
- Support socket AM2 for AMD Athlon 64 / Athlon 64X2 CPU
- Support socket AM2+ for AMD Phenom CPU
FSB: AM2 CPU supports HyperTransport 1.0/2.0 supporting speed up to 1000MHz
Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce430 (MCP61 P/S/V)
Memory:
- Supports Dual DDR2 533/667/800
- 2 DDRII DIMMs (240pin / 1.8V)
- Supports a maximum memory size up to 4GB
Slots:
- One PCI Express X16
- One PCI Express X1 slot
- Two PCI slots, support 3.3V/5V PCI bus interface
On-Board IDE/SATA:
One IDE port by NVIDIA MCP61 (P/S/V)
- Supports Ultra DMA 66/100/133 mode
- Supports PIO, Bus Master operation mode
- Can connect up to two IDE devices
Two SATA II ports by NVIDIA MCP61 (P/S/V)
- Supports storage and data transfers at up to 3Gb/s
- SATAII 1~2 support RAID 0, 1 mode by NVIDIA MCP61 (P/S/V)
Audio: Chipset integrated by Realtek ALC861/883/888
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec
LAN: Supports 10/100 Fast Ethernet by Realtek 8201CL
Internal I/O Connector:
- 2 x SATA II connectors
- 1 x ATA133 connectors
- 2 x USB 2.0 connector support additional 4 ports
- SPDIF-Out connector
- Front panel connector
- Front panel audio connector
- Chassis intrusion switch connector
- Clear CMOS Jumper
Back Panel I/O Ports:
- 1 x Parallel
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse
- 1 x VGA port
- 1 x 6 in 1 audio jack
- 4 x USB 2.0
- 1 x RJ45 LAN Jack
Dimensions: 9.6 in (L) x 8.1 in(W) Micro-ATX Form Factor

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  Reply # 1588579 9-Jul-2016 00:25
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deadman: Supports a maximum memory size up to 4GB

The motherboard can only support up to 4GB of RAM. I doubt there's anything you can change in the BIOS.

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  Reply # 1588618 9-Jul-2016 05:05
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Ask who you bought the ram from if they'll swap it for 2X2GB DDR2 sticks of Ram as that is all that the motherboard supports if they don't want to do a swap ask for a refund as it is not fit for purpose....

 

 

 

From the manual ::

 

Memory Support • DDRII 533/667/800 SDRAM (2GB Max) • 2 DDRII DIMMs (240pin / 1.8V) • Dual channel

 

So 2GB per DIMM slot for a total of 4GB in dual channel mode 


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  Reply # 1588619 9-Jul-2016 06:18
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ethanbmnz:
deadman: Supports a maximum memory size up to 4GB

The motherboard can only support up to 4GB of RAM. I doubt there's anything you can change in the BIOS.

 

 

 

guessed the OP missed that.

 

not really much that can be done


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  Reply # 1588621 9-Jul-2016 06:39
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Athlonite:

Ask who you bought the ram from if they'll swap it for 2X2GB DDR2 sticks of Ram as that is all that the motherboard supports if they don't want to do a swap ask for a refund as it is not fit for purpose....


 


From the manual ::


Memory Support • DDRII 533/667/800 SDRAM (2GB Max) • 2 DDRII DIMMs (240pin / 1.8V) • Dual channel


So 2GB per DIMM slot for a total of 4GB in dual channel mode 


Unless the OP specifically asked the store to supply suitable RAM for the board, the is no "not fit for purpose" claim.

If you're lucky they might swap it, but there is no obligation.




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  Reply # 1588668 9-Jul-2016 10:21
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Thanks guys, i bought them from aliexpress for $23 so no worries on the return. 4gb ram works ok so will just stick with that for now until i upgrade to a new motherboard in the near future.

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  Reply # 1588669 9-Jul-2016 10:24
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deadman: Thanks guys, i bought them from aliexpress for $23 so no worries on the return. 4gb ram works ok so will just stick with that for now until i upgrade to a new motherboard in the near future.

 

A new motherboard is very unlikely to use DDR2 RAM.





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  Reply # 1588673 9-Jul-2016 10:42
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Yup, sell on TM while they still get an ok price. Even my "new" PC is out of date for RAM, and its only 2 years old.

 

 





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  Reply # 1588701 9-Jul-2016 11:19
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I think i read that there are some motherboards that take both ddr2 and ddr3 rams ?



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  Reply # 1588703 9-Jul-2016 11:22
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I run a htpc and need a good motherboard that takes my graphics card. Any suggestions ?

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  Reply # 1588737 9-Jul-2016 11:37
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deadman: I think i read that there are some motherboards that take both ddr2 and ddr3 rams ?

 

dont even bother, ddr2 is slow and outdated, they are onto ddr4 now

 

sell it




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  Reply # 1588741 9-Jul-2016 11:49
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Thanks for that mate, will look for a ddr4 board then

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  Reply # 1588754 9-Jul-2016 12:26
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You'll need new CPU as well then for DDR4.

 

Best thing to do, is save approx $400, and pick up a CPu/mobo/RAM deal from PBtech/Playtech.

 

 





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  Reply # 1588757 9-Jul-2016 12:39
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Thanks XPD i will do just that

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