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Radeon graphics card and 3rd RAM slot conflict

I already have 1GB DDR PC2700 sticks of RAM in the first two RAM slots but when I recently installed a 3rd stick into slot 3 my Sapphire Radeon 9600 graphics card stopped working and wasn't being recognised by any system analysis software.

When I remove the 3rd memory stick the graphics card works fine but any capacity RAM stick in slot 3 sets off the same problem.

I bought the PC new in 2002 with the KT4V MS-6712 version 1 motherboard in it and have not upgraded the bios.

Can you kindly help please?

Pete.

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  • Farnz Jul 06, 2008

    Thanks for trying to help, Bubbabear64.



    All are 1 GB of PC2700 (333MHz FSB) DDR SDRAM from Crucial. I use Colorvision monitor calibration, which returns an error message about not being able to allocate resource, when the graphics card goes AWOL.



    I wonder whether the RAM stick in the 3rd RAM slot and the graphics card are fighting over the same resource.



    Is this something you've come across before?



    Farnz

  • Farnz Jul 06, 2008

    I have the original manual but further docs would be most welcome.



    I tried 2.5 GB, because I have the 512 MB RAM stick that came on board, but no dice.



    From what you say it doesn't look like the board'll run more than 2 GB so I'm pretty much resigned to using the spare slot to grow miniature vegetables in or as a spare business card holder unless anyone knows if a bios upgrade might fix the problem?



    Thanks for your help.

  • Farnz Jul 06, 2008

    It's an AMD Athlon 2200+ (1800 MHz) processor, Socket A.

  • Farnz Jul 06, 2008

    Thanks, Bubbabear64!



    I'm a novice at BIOS updates - can I simply flash the latest BIOS update or do I have to do each one in turn?

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Whats the socket type and processor of the board?

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I thought this board looked familiar to me. I recall some rules for the memory cards. Do all your memory cards meet this requirement:

Supports up to 3GB PC1600/2100/2700/3200* DDR SDRAMs

If you are using DDR 400 you can only use 1 slot.

What kind of memory are you using?



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  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Jul 06, 2008

    I recall (unless they fixed it) that they couldn't run 3 gig on this board. According to the documentation you can but I thought the most you could do was 2.5. because the motherboard would only recognize 2 1 gig cards.



    One thing I noticed in the manual as well is to set the agp at automatic and don't force the BIOS into 8x. The video drivers will control it.



    Do you need the docs for the motherboard?



  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Jul 06, 2008
  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Jul 07, 2008

    Just do the latest one.



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