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RAM Upgradation Problem

I have a AMD Athlon 3000+ machine on Asus K8V-MX motherboard. It was functioning fine with 512MB DDR RAM from Speed. I added an extra 1GB RAM from Xion (both FSB 400). But the system is showing decreased performance. Initially when I tried to boot only the fresh 1GB RAM, it said that drivers/Ntfs.sys not found or corrupt. Insert windows cd and press r. But that did not help. Then when I tried the previous RAM in is place, it worked fine. I then placed the newer RAM on the first slot and the previous RAM on the second slot. The system rebooted suddenly as soon as it had entered the desktop and after two error messages from windows. When I exchanged the slots, the system gave some error messages but worked for say half an hour and then restarted all of a sudden. There were residual lines appearing on the screen indicating that the performance had actually declined. There have been a number of sudden reboots since then. Programs like Opera, Mozilla and IE are also closing after error messages. Nonetheless, the system properties were showing 1472MB RAM. I have gone back to my previous RAM for the time being, but please suggest what I need to do.

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Re: RAM Upgradation Problem

Your K8V-MX has 4 memory slots. The slot closest to the CPU is DIMM A1, to its right is B1, & than A2 & B2. Your memory should be matched if possible but in your case with 1xGB & 1x512Mb the memory should be placed as such. The 1Gb in slot B1 & the 512MB in B2. Check your manual for more configurations.

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Can i fit a bigger processor to my ASUS K8V-MX Motherboard and mybe more ram and if so where can i purchase it from

This motherboard supports a AMD Athlon 64 / Sempron processor (Socket 754). Since this is an older unit you will have to search on Ebay for a processor.
As for the RAM you will need DDR 400, this can easily be purchased at There is a maximum of 2 gb on your motherboard.

Mar 17, 2011 | ASUS K8V-MX Motherboard

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Hi, I'm having K8V-MX Asus mother board with AMD 3000+ processor wih 1GB DDR ram, with 80 GB PATA Segate HDD connected. After adding 500GB SATA HDD to this mother board, my system performance is very low....

Thanks for the details. I have used K8V-MX Asus motherboard and found it very reliable with quite reasonable performance. It definately supports 500 GB Sata drive and there must not be any issues after increasing just the storage. However, Operating System upgrade may result in sluggish performance. Drivers dont seem to be an issue to me either.
I suggest to review a few points detailed as under: -
- K8V-MX Asus Supports RAID, so, check for any RAID Drivers/ settings. (You dont have to use RAID for two Hard Drives of different make, capacity and speed). Try using one disk at a time having same Operating System (e.g. Windows XP) and compare the performance.
- Infact SATA Drives have better data transfer rate than IDE, which results in enhanced performance.
- Some Programs (that you may not be using with 80GB drive) Like antivirus may result in decreased performance.
- Please Review you Operating System environment and software installed. Make sure that the new drive & Operating System are free of any virus, which results in CPU Utilization upto 100%.
- Also, motherboard supports Max 2GB RAM, so you may consider adding more RAM.

Let me know if any further clarification/ assistance is required.
Hope it helps! Good Luck!

Jan 27, 2011 | ASUS K8V-MX Motherboard

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Hi, I'm having K8V-MX Asus mother board with AMD 3000+ processor wih 1GB DDR ram, with 80 GB PATA Segate HDD connected. After adding 500GB SATA HDD to this mother board, my system performance is very...

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Jan 27, 2011 | ASUS K8V-MX Motherboard

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I have a KBV-MX motherboard and need to know if the 512MB Kingston memory (KVR400X64C) will be compatible.

Yes Kingston Kvr400x64c 512 MB will be compatible with your motherboard. The Ram form factor and speed supported by your motherboard are PC3200, PC2700, DDR266/PC2100 and DDR400/ 333/ 266, ECC, (non-ECC and ECC).
And the Kingston kvr400x64c 512MB is DDR 333 Non-ECC.

Hope this clears your doubts.

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Nov 17, 2010 | ASUS K8V-MX Motherboard

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I had a Asus k8v-mx motherboard which is not producing any output from last week. As per an engineer motherboard should be replaced. But the problem is the same model is not available nowadays in my place....

This is an opportunity to upgrade to a later and faster motherboard.
Desktop computer cases have standard mountings for motherboards, and any motherboard you choose can be mounted in your case.
I suggest you do a little research on the Internet for motherboards, one of my favourite motherboards is from Gigabyte,
If your components are in good order and you don't need to upgrade any components then upgrade otherwise go for a whole new computer.
Be careful you may need a higher wattage power supply for the new motherboard.

Sep 21, 2010 | ASUS K8V-MX Motherboard

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The best sistem for k8v-mx

Supports AMD Socket 754 Athlon 64/ Sempron processors, here is a list of processors supported by the motherboard >>>>

As for the graphics, the board supports PCI Express graphics cards, its up to you which card to buy, you can either purchase Nvidia Geforce 9 series or ATI Radeon HD series.


Aug 01, 2009 | ASUS K8V-MX Motherboard

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DDR2 with ASUS A8V-MX motherboard

This motherboard supports AMD 939 pin Athlon 64 FX/ Athlon 64 processors with 1MB, 512 KB L2 cache which is based on 64 bit architecture. It features 1600 MT/s HyperTransport Bus, dual-channel unbuffered DDR400 memory support and AMD cooling Technology. So you should be able to use the RAM as long as it falls into the above specs. Hope this helps & please remember to rate my answer. Thanks.

Jan 23, 2009 | ASUS A8V-MX Motherboard

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How to install soundmax drivers for ASUS K8V-MX motherboard with AMD Athlon 64 bit processor

I have found a link for the driver for the ASUS K8V-MX motherboard.

SoundMax Audio Driver V5.12.01.5150 for Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP/2003

Download the file and then run it,

I hope this helps,


Jan 19, 2009 | ASUS K8V-MX Motherboard

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Sound driver?

check the website go to the global area  Supports AMD Socket 754 Athlon 64/ Sempron
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- AMD Cool 'n' Quiet Technology
- SATA (RAID0, RAID1 & JBOD) If this is your Board just type k8V to the search bar ...if still you cant download the driver i will send it to you by email... just give me your email add....

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