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Recognition of 3gb memory

I have a msi kt3 ultra mb and have 2.5 gb of memory, I install 3 gig in and it gives a crazy screen, and won't boot. I take one of the 1gig sticks out and put in 512 then it works just great. The manual says it will take 3 gig. Do you know what my problem might be besides owning an out of date puter.
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  • rsworsham Nov 11, 2008

    they are all the same voltage, same speed, and same type. kvr33x64C25/1g, kingston

    I have amd athlon 2000 cpu, had xp as os and then upgraded to vist 32bit home premium. I think that maybe I will have to resinstall the os.

    thanks

    roy

  • rsworsham Nov 13, 2008

    I have flashed to the latest bios after vista and increased the memory after. I changed the slots and even exchanged one of the memory sticks to no avail. I have always used the 2700 memory with no problems. I was sort of figuring that I might have to reinstall windows period. I have had some other problems before installing the upgrade of vista. I did not clean install so that could be a problem. I have all of the latest updates to my knowledge and they all installed successfully. Thanks for your advice, will try and let you all know what takes place. This weekend, I was sort of planning to reformat and reinstall windows xp and then try the memory and then if that works, try in stalling vista.

    again, thanks for all of the suggestions.

  • Hynek Dec 12, 2008

    I have same problem. 3x1GB Kingston modules not working. Every other combinations (single and double combinations) working fine. If i change bios settings in "Advanced Bios Features" item Quick Boot to Disabled then Memory test is activated. During selftest when checked memory is more 3.14GB then Monitor is black. When Quick Boot is active then 3.4GB of memory is detected. Probably wrong memory size is detected. It is not OS problem WinXP and Fedora not booting with this memory. It must be some Low level MB problem.

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Make sure all the sticks are the same type and speed. If they arn't, that could be your problem. Post the information about each stick of ram and I will try to get back to you. I may forget because of my busy schedule, but a rating and comment will result in me getting an e-mail wich will remind me. Thanks and I hope I can be of help.

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    Curzan Alexain Nov 19, 2010

    yeah i am having that exact same problem soon as i configure for 3gigs of PC2700 it locks when trying to boot if i do 2gig boots fine and will use a lower size stick 256Mb for 2.256gigs an will boot so i know the socket is working so what is causing the hang at 3gig?
    cofigured with AMD Athlon 3000 xp
    3 Kingston 1gig sticks of ram
    Nvidia 6800gt agp
    any suggestions?

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Are you installing the correct memory type? I have the same motherboard, make sure you are using PC2100 DDR memory. I assume you are using 3 1 gig sticks of mem is this correct?

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  • Slick54 Nov 13, 2008

    Hello rsworsham,



    Did you have the problem before you upgraded to Vista? If not you have been plaqued by the wonderful vista bug! If this is the case, try doing all the updates for Vista, do them a couple times, not just once. Let me know how it works out.

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