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Problem With Msi K8n Neo2 Platinum And 2 Gigs


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I have a problem with my MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum and trying to upgrade from 1 gig of RAM to 2 gigs of PC3200 RAM.

 

My Mobo should go up to 4 gigs but unfortunately I have a problem. I currently have 2 512 sticks and was attempting to add another 2 512 sticks, giving me 2 gigs.

 

Am I correct in assuming that the problem is from having all 4 sticks being double sided memory and running at 200 (400) fsb? Apparently this is a bottle neck on the southbridge with this board? Even if I try to lower the RAM to 333 before I add the extra RAM I still get the problem (it won't post, it just gives me long beeps)

 

Is there a work around for this or am I just screwed?

 

Thanks in advance for any help!

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Guest Raven65

Did you try changing the ram around? that moght work. Otherwise check out the msi forums, they might have an answer.

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The problem is associated to memory controllers in the Athlon 64 processors. Processors with weaker controllers cannot handle running 4 DIMM's at 1T (CPC Enabled). Turning it off may fix it.

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i had the same problem with my Neo2. No way that I found to fix it/ work around it! I just recently bought 2X1GB sticks of GSkill, problem solved. Sorry man I know this is probably not what you wanted to hear. :( Oh yeah you still should be able to boot with all 4 sticks just running 2T is all, and yes it will be a major bottleneck anyway so just stick with 2 sticks for now. :)

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no work around 4 sticks of double sided ram runs at 2100 or 2700 cant be fixed just buy 2 1gb sticks are your set. i think the problems only with AMD64 MB maybe even only nforce chipset.

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