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- RAM problem with Albatron & VIA K8T800
- Adam Corolla
September 19, 2006, 7:59 pm
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I have an Albatron K8X800 ProII motherboard. It has the latest BIOS (1.13)
and has the VIA K8T800 and VT8237 with an Athlon 64 processor.
I was running two 512 MB DIMMs, which I tried to replace with three 1 GB
The new DIMMs are A-DATA V-Series 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200)
Type 184-Pin DDR SDRAM
Speed DDR 400 (PC 3200)
Cas Latency 3
"X" rating x16
First I put in all three DIMMs and tried to boot. POST detected 1.8 GB of
RAM and froze.
I took the DIMMs out of slots 2 and 3 , and just left one in slot 1. System
detected 1 GB RAM on POST and booted fine.
I tried adding one of the other DIMMs to slot 2, and the system detected
only 1.8 GB and locks on POST again. I swapped the second DIMM for the
third and retried to boot, same thing.
According to the manual, this MB should support 3 GB RAM.
They issued an addendum to the manual which is supposed to update the info
on installing RAM. Here's the link:
So anyway, I notice in the addendum it refers to "single side" and "double
side" modules. How would I be able to tell whether my DIMMs are single or
double-sided? If they're double-sided, then according to the chart they
How can I find out whether these DIMMs are supported by this board?