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I have a msi k9vgm-v motherboard with 2g ram.put in 4 gig now and it only reads 3gig..please help..have tested it on another fine.. old ram is 2 sticks 1gig each ddr2 800mhz .new ones are 2gig each at 800 mhz..cmos settings looks fine set to max clock ram make is hynix.2gb 2rx8 pc2-6400.The motherboard book says it supports up to 2gig(dont know if it is per slot?)all over the net it says supports up to 4gig.. thx in advance kobus

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If you are using a 32 BIt operating system the Ram that is recognised will only be 3GB, you need a 64 bit OS to read more than this.

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

  • kobus van den berg Dec 30, 2010

    Thx for the quick response and i forgot to mention that even in the cmos it reports 3gig..does it matter?

  • graeme ian hunter Dec 30, 2010

    I rechecked the spec of that board and according to MSI, it supports only 2GB ram, which is odd.
    Notably as this link seems to dispute that: (K9VGM-V)
    I can only assume MSI means 2 GB Modules in each slot...not very clear...
    I wonder if a bios flash might allow the bios to see the extra Ram, but that is a moot point anyway if the system can't use it



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