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Mobo reads less ram than windows

Motherboard has more ram installed than the bios is "testing". test reads 32Mb ram, windows properties reads 256Mb ram installed. machine siezes when layered links are used. Spider solitaire delayes. send specs for KT333 8235.

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Re: mobo reads less ram than windows

Possible that you have incompatible mem installed, the archictecture of the mem could be 32mb x 64bit could mean that the "BIOS" may only be able to see 32Mb x 8 which to me suggests that this is not the correct mem for this Motherboard, is this mem recovered from another system or an old board. Try and use their memory configurator to find the correct mem for your motherboard (enter the MB manuf and model)

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I am installing a vantect 6-port sata II 150 pci host card w/raid model ugt-st310r. i am installing 3 new western digital 500gb hd. i configure the raid and go to install the OS and i get a blue screen...

make sure you ram modules are securely seated if you are getting the blue screen of death you might not have enough ram installed (being recognised by your computer) to cope with the ammount of programs installed on your hard drive also
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restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer

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In bios is the card not by System Windows XP found is the answer no HDD found. please in Germany Antworten, answer help in Germany thank you!!!

One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive boot up

test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty ?

even something as small as an electrical extension or a faulty fan lead can cause this problem computer needs all of the data and power to travel through every working device and to have an end for a computer to be able work properly

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One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive

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