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October 5, 2010 7:32:22 PM

Hi all my name is maggie and im tearing my hear out trying to put this right

about 3/4 yrs ago i purchased a new desktop from ebay with no os
so i ran xp for around a year then put windows 7 ultimate 64-bit on it anyway:-
i have just fitted after emailing crucil memory and using their scan and posting my report of my system info on motherboard bios chipset etc

CT2KIT25664AA800 4GB kit (2GBx2), 240-pin DIMM Upgrade for a ASUS P5VD2-VM SE System

xp on one sata hard drive is showing 3gig and 7 is showing 2.50gig(2.37usable)

i have updated my chipset and bios with no evail ( they could be the wrong updates who knows)

have gone into msconfig bios advanced and both ticked and unticked max memory rebooting between the adjustments with no evail

ASUS P5VD2-VM SE motherboard CHIPSET P4M900 BUS TYPE INTEL GTL+
BIOS AMI VERSION 0506 12/17/0
PROCESSOR INTEL(R) D CPU 3.00GHZ 3.00GHZ

i have a full everest report if you would like to see it as that shows in one place that i have 4gig installed yet in the dimmo and dimm1 its only show as 1 x 2 gig plus 1 x 512 only prob is that the report is rather large and im not sure if it will all fit in

any help would be much appriated
many thanks

maggie

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a b } Memory
October 6, 2010 3:45:05 AM

Try unplug and re-plug the memory into the slots. Maybe the system needs some refreshment to recognize the true capacity.
October 6, 2010 9:47:48 AM

Hi andrern2000

thanks for your reply

i have allready tried that several times swaped them around put i one at a time
ticked and unticked max memory in msconfig updated bios think i have only 3 options left if it works

maybe a chipset update if i can find one a update to ammend memory issues which i dont think is available or change my motherboard

which is one job i have not tried and i dont know much about motherboards to contemplate buying one to match my cpu PROCESSOR INTEL(R) D CPU 3.00GHZ 3.00GHZ

or even to fit it

reckon i could download from internet removal fitting instructions

i dont even know what a new motherboard come with as in does it have most things fitted just leaving me to fit my processor ????????

many thanks
maggie


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a b } Memory
October 6, 2010 10:15:13 AM

Your motherboard ASUS P5VD2-VM SE is compatible with Pentium D. But you should try this steps first if see it would solve the problem.
October 6, 2010 10:18:54 AM

Hi anderen2000

thank you bud i will have a look

many thanks
maggie
October 6, 2010 10:22:54 AM

Hi andrern

sorry its me again

what am i looking for on the intel site iv had a look did a detect but didnt say out about chipset

or will this come down with the audio driver because i think i have done this (not 100% sure tho )

many thanks
maggie
October 6, 2010 10:45:47 AM

In the BIOS did you change the Memory Remapping?
October 6, 2010 11:37:30 AM

Hi 1haplo

no i cant do it in my bios dont think so anyway iv looked several times
bios is:-


Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC.
Product P5VD2-VM SE
Version Rev x.xx
Serial Number MB-1234567890

version 0506

many thanks
maggie
October 6, 2010 2:27:12 PM

Quote:
i ran xp for around a year then put windows 7 ultimate 64-bit on it anyway:-

its hard to believe that the
Quote:
PROCESSOR INTEL(R) D CPU 3.00GHZ

will support a 64 bit os http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=27497

i think you have the 32bit (x86)versions installed

both versions wil not find your 4 gb fully its a 32 bit os limmitation

is there an on board video on your board ? cause it will take some memory for the card (usualy reserved in bios)
can you try a pci-e videocard?



October 6, 2010 7:48:12 PM

Direct from the manual on page 1-15

"Due to chipset resource allocation, the system may detect less than 4GB system memory when you installed two 2 GB DDR2 memory modules."

a b } Memory
October 7, 2010 4:30:05 AM


Yes, it come with Audio driver along with Intel Chipset® driver.

wiro67 said:
Quote:
i ran xp for around a year then put windows 7 ultimate 64-bit on it anyway:-

its hard to believe that the
Quote:
PROCESSOR INTEL(R) D CPU 3.00GHZ

will support a 64 bit os http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=27497

i think you have the 32bit (x86)versions installed

both versions wil not find your 4 gb fully its a 32 bit os limmitation

is there an on board video on your board ? cause it will take some memory for the card (usualy reserved in bios)
can you try a pci-e videocard?


Maggie, there's part "Intel® 64 : no". so the processor doesn't support 64-bit instructions only 32-bit. So yes, maybe he's right. The 4gb memory and above is 32-bit limitation. The amount of detected memory is going to be always ~3gb. So it could be you're using 32-bit version.
To check it out, click on the Start button (Windows logo), right-click on My Computer, Properties.

What he's speaking is that your memory at Win 7 is chipped by 512 Mb, and that's probably is shared memory with your VGA.
October 7, 2010 4:38:17 PM

my system says its 64-bit windows 7 ultimate

so i am confused sorry

maggie
a b } Memory
October 8, 2010 5:11:20 AM

I see. Are you using a VGA 512mb?
October 8, 2010 5:43:16 AM

:p  no need to worry maggie ;) 

if you have a socket 775 P4 it could be supporting 64 bit

lets try another program to check http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

what does that say you have ? please look at the graphics tab and see how much memory its using
that should count for some missing memory ;) 
a b } Memory
October 8, 2010 6:20:31 AM

Ah, crap...