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Maximum RAM not achiveable for KT4V

I recently got 3 1Gb sticks of Kingston-recommended non-ecc 266Mhz RAM for my MSI KT4V mainboard. According to MSI, 266 Mhz RAM is the only type that can max out the supposed 3Gb that the KT4V can use. When I installed all three gigs of RAM, the startup would go until just after the point when the BIOS could be entered, then the screen goes black with two red letters placed haphazardly on the screen. When I take out one gig stick it will startup normally, and will even run normally with 2.5Gb. I think I have the latest (Award)BIOS and chipset drivers, so I am wondering if I can adjust my BIOS settings to make all 3 gigs work.
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  • Kyuck-Pa Mar 14, 2008

    Can't believe I forgot that. Sorry. I've got XP Professional, 32bit (of course).
    But you make tons of sense- I've only found one other person who had the same mobo as me, but claimed to be using all 3GB with Vista. Bummer; I was hoping for a quick fix with a tweak or two.
    Thanks for the speedy and informative answer.

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What Operating System and revision are you running?
I don't believe that XP 32bit (not sure about 64) will recognize 3GB of RAM, but Vista will as long as your MoBo (Mother Board) supports it or possibly even more than.
My Asus MoBo will utilize 4GB but Vista 32bit will only utilize 3.48GB or so, and Vista 64bit will take up to 8GB if the MoBo will.
Let us know what O.S. you're running?

Posted on Mar 12, 2008

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    Frank Fernandez Mar 16, 2008

    You're welcome, and I'm glad to have helped. :)

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_VIA_chipsets#Slot_A_and_Socket_A

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