Asus p5rd1-vm motherboard, prescott cpu, 1.5 gig ram, egeforce 7600gs. When graphics card is installed system only recognizes approx. 500 mb of ram, and when i try to load any drivers for the video card i get blue screen of death. says it has a problem with nv4_disp.dll. I have been researching this prob for a while now and i can't seem to find a fix for this. I have the latest bios and all, but still no fix. The one thing I found was that this setup works fine on windows vista, and of course I am running xp. any suggestions?
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Good Motherboard...BTW... Reset BIOS to Factory defaults. Make sure you have the latest BIOS as well. Then you need to eliminate the other devices. Try running just on the On-Board Video...see if crashes. Run w 2 Gig Ram...same same... and of course the processor which may be impossible. Once you know it is MB or CPU... you make a choice which to buy or test. MB first... you can always return with less stress.
Is the old ram working if installed alone? If yes then maybe got error or grounded if both ram inserted. Try to blow air the ram slot in the board to eliminate dirt and then try to interchange the position of the ram and then try it again.
The ASUS P5RD1-VM takes the PC2700/3200 DDR SDRAM DIMMs. You can upgrade your ASUS P5RD1-VM to up to a maximum of 2.0 GB Memory, the system has 2 sockets to install Memory. For best system performance use the maximum amount of allowed Memory per slot for your system i.e. 1 GB.
More people should complain with Asus support. Checking Asus forums, you'll find there's an obvious problem with a PCI-E video addon + 2 used memory slots. In my case, I had 2Gb (1 + 1), mb with bios version 1104, and it worked fine; when I installed a new PCI-E card, the system was very... very sluggish. Now I have uninstalled 1 memory, I'm using only 1Gb of RAM with the PCI-E card, and it's working well.
Again: checking Asus forum, this is a reported problem, and a bios bug... Asus should release a new bios version, but they seem not to bother, as this is a relatively "old' mb...