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#1 Rayoptics

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 07:44 PM

I have a (2007) MSI motherboard, Model # MSI K9VGM-V.  I've got conflicting information about it and so I'm confused. Sounds like it's a dual core. You tell me (please). And some guy on line that sells a lot of ram said it would run with 2 sticks of 2GB PC5300/667Mhz DDR2.  It will certainly run on one stick (left slot) but gets flakey with both the sticks.

 

Here's some of the information I found (could be errors in it):  Chipset Type VIA K8M890 / VIA VT8237A    Max Bus Speed 1000 MHz,   Processor Socket AM2,    Max Processors Qty1
Compatible Processors: Athlon 64, Sempron, Athlon 64 FX, Athlon 64 X2

Supported RAM  Max Size 2 GB,  Technology DDR2,   Bus Clock 800 MHz, 667 MHz, 533 MHz
Speed PC2-6400, PC2-5300, PC2-4300,   FeaturesDual channel memory architecture.

 

So my question is why does it malfunction with the 2nd stick of ram ?  Thanks,  Alan
 



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 06:30 AM

Motherboard Specs.

 

The listed RAM matches with the specs...should run.

 

Have you tried each individual stick in the left slot?  It's possible that a motherboard slot is the problem.

 

The fact that one module works fine...would point me towards your RAM slots on the motherboard.  I would remove both RAM sticks (after turning the system off) and then blow air into the RAM slots (to remove possible dust/dirt).  I would then install both RAM modules and try booting to see if both are properly recognized.

 

Let us know.

 

Louis



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 06:58 AM

2 sticks of 2GB


From Motherboard Specs:

Max Memory (GB) 2

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 10:27 AM

Sorry, I completely missed that...thanks, Platypus.

 

Motherboard can only handle max of 2GB RAM.

 

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 11:28 AM

I see no reason why motherboard couldn't support more than 2 GB. That 2 GB is limit with 1 GB sticks, not with 2 GB sticks. When motherboard was first manufactured, there was no 2 GB sticks available so MSI couldn't promise support for more than 2 GB memory. More common example are AM3/AM3+/LGA1156/LGA1155/LGA1150 boards with 4 RAM slots and max memory support of 32 GB. Again, there is no hard 32 GB limit, 64 GB would work with 16GB sticks. But good luck finding one :devil:

So I suspect that is compatibility problem and can be solved with different sticks or motherboard.



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 12:11 PM

Motherboard Specs.

 

The listed RAM matches with the specs...should run.

 

Have you tried each individual stick in the left slot?  It's possible that a motherboard slot is the problem.

 

The fact that one module works fine...would point me towards your RAM slots on the motherboard.  I would remove both RAM sticks (after turning the system off) and then blow air into the RAM slots (to remove possible dust/dirt).  I would then install both RAM modules and try booting to see if both are properly recognized.

 

Let us know.

 

Louis

 

I used compressed air on both slots, then I tried the sticks separately. It would seem that one of the sticks is defective. Time to go shopping. Thank you  :)






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