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Author Topic: N1996MS-7222 VER: 2 ONLY READS 50% OF DDR2 RAM INSTALLED  (Read 14094 times)

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 MOTHER BOARD IS   =   N1996MS-7222 VER: 2   
RAM = 4GIGS DDR2 
PROCESSOR = DUAL CORE 2.66 GIG
OS = 32 BIT WIN XP PRO / SERVICE PACK 2

THE PROBLEM IS THE COMPUTER IS ONLY READING THAT I HAVE 2 GIGS  INSTALLED, YET WHEN I USE AIDA32 IS SHOWS I HAVE 4 GIGS ,, HOW CAN I ACCESS THE LOST 2 GIGS OF RAM ?   


SECOND ISSUE I HAVE A 24 BIT SOUND BLASTER LIVE CARD INSTALLED , AND IT WORKS GREAT WITH MY 100 MEMBER VENTRILO,   AND WITH MY BHD VIDEO GAME. THE VENT SOUNDS REMAIN CLEAR,  BUT THE GAME SOUND SUDDENLY BECOME SILENT,   IF I EXIT THE GAME THE RE-ENTER THE GAME SOUNDS RETURN ,   ANY SUGGESTIONS ?
i HAVE UNINSTALLED THE GAME AND REINSTALLED THE GAME , AND THE SAME ISSUE,   SO I BOUGHT A NEW COPY OF BLACK HAWK DOWN,  AND IT STILL DOES THE SAME THING !   THANKS FOR ANY AND ALL SUGGESTIONS !
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Re: N1996MS-7222 VER: 2 ONLY READS 50% OF DDR2 RAM INSTALLED
« Reply #1 on: 28-April-09, 08:44:42 »

OS = 32 BIT WIN XP PRO / SERVICE PACK 2

basically install xp64 as the limitation your seeing

is that of any 32 bit o/s
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Re: N1996MS-7222 VER: 2 ONLY READS 50% OF DDR2 RAM INSTALLED
« Reply #2 on: 28-April-09, 12:09:27 »

Please stop using caps, they are considered SHOUTING ;-))

AIDA sees the modules, try CPU-z to verify.

Also 32bit OS'ses can not use 4GB of ram, ~3.5GB at most, depending on the config.
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Re: N1996MS-7222 VER: 2 ONLY READS 50% OF DDR2 RAM INSTALLED
« Reply #3 on: 28-April-09, 16:48:51 »

Hi,

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MOTHER BOARD IS   =   N1996MS-7222 VER: 2   

That would be this board:

http://global.msi.eu/index.php?func=proddesc&maincat_no=1&prod_no=1039#

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Main Memory

• Supports two unbuffered DIMM of 1.8 Volt DDR2 SDRAM
• Supports up to 2GB memory size.
• Supports DDR2 533/400 memory interface.

If I am not mistaken, the VIA P4M800 Pro Chipset used on this board is actually capable of addressing up to 4GB of system memory (minus reserved address areas of course).  As it says 2GB max. on all the product sites I checked, I suppose the 2GB limit is not a misprint on the sites but rather a board limitation.
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