Question about Intel DX38BT Desktop Board (BLKDX38BT) Motherboard
Specs: patriot memory 4gb x2 / 4 sata drives / 1 dc rom / 650PW NEW / geforce 8800gt 512mb pci-e video card i forget the processor model but its an intel quad i had this pc for over 4 years and all the components are original except for the power supply which was replaced days ago and the hard drives have been swapped out for newer one running windows 7 with all the service packs then i noticed windows was only seeing 4gb of memory.. went into the bios and changed settings in the memory overides, some speed seetings, unfortunately i didnt make notes rebooted and the system never came back up, i mean it would turn on but no video decided to reseat all components, one at a time, all with the same results, bootup then cpu led (red light) will light up then pc will shut down thought maybe video card was bad since i wasnt getting any responce with video whatsoever, i decided to purchase another video card with the same results thought i could reset the bios to its original state by taking the bios battery out (round silver battery on the motherboard) and left it out for at least 2 hours, put the battery back and booted up again with the same result
This would seem to indicate that the RAM or motherboard does not work correctly with the settings that you set. There should be a jumper on the motherboard for BIOS reset. Also most newer systems will automatically detect a problem and reset to defaults after 3-5 failed boot attempts. The most likely reason for only seeing 4GB would either be that you have 32-bit version of Windows 7 or that one stick of RAM is bad. To see and use more than 4GB of RAM you need to have a 64 bit operating system.
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