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Packard Bell 4GB 2.93 useable - FoxCon N15235

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December 19, 2011 10:20:07 AM

Hello,

I have a packard bell IXtreme 2711.
I recently installed 4gb ram but only 2.93 is useable. In the bios only 3gb is dectected. But in windows it shows 4gb , and 2.93 useable.

The motherboard is a FoxCon N15235
And the bios version im using is PBSFC2MB.P11

There is nothing in the bios related to memory remapping....

Any ideas?? please!!

Full Spec - 600 watt PSU , Intel Duo2 Q6600 Quad Core 2.4ghz , ATI 5670 1GB , Windows 7 x64
a b V Motherboard
December 19, 2011 10:53:56 AM

type msconfig in run press enter select boo.ini>>select advanced option now tick the first box and increase the memory to it's maximum level then select ok and reboot.
December 19, 2011 11:07:26 AM

Thankyou for your reply.

When I ticked the box it showed the max as 4000 an something, after reboot it had gone to 0 with the box still ticked. No joy :( 
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a c 82 V Motherboard
December 19, 2011 11:40:15 AM

You are supposed to be removing the tick in that box which say's max memory. And after "Apply" you need to reboot.
Please confirm you are using the 64Bit edition of the OS by checking the Properties of My Computer.
Another question, is that upgrade to 4GB a single stick of 4Gb RAM or is it 2 X 2GB sticks?

Is this your mobo?
http://www.foxconnchannel.com/product/Motherboards/deta...
December 19, 2011 11:47:38 AM

alyoshka said:
You are supposed to be removing the tick in that box which say's max memory. And after "Apply" you need to reboot.
Please confirm you are using the 64Bit edition of the OS by checking the Properties of My Computer.
Another question, is that upgrade to 4GB a single stick of 4Gb RAM or is it 2 X 2GB sticks?



100% 64Bit Version of Windows 7
Its 2 x 2 GB Kingston DDR2


I have a little thought. I have in my "stock" an ASRock Mobo - ALive NF6G , which uses 940-Pin CPU. It has an AMD X64 X2 processor installed (I think 2.1ghz maybe more but certainly no less). I am wondering wether to put this board into my packard bell case. I will be giving up my Quad Duo2 2.4 ghz 775 CPU though. Is this worthwhile? ??
a c 82 V Motherboard
December 19, 2011 11:50:09 AM

Nope. The C2Q is a Quad Core and the X64 X2 is a Dual Core. Your C2Q has quiet a bit of potential in the right Mobo with the right RAM.
December 19, 2011 11:55:15 AM

Thanks again Alyoshka , Can you recommend a faily decent 775 mobo ?
a c 82 V Motherboard
December 19, 2011 12:00:25 PM

What sort of a budget are we looking at since you can use the same processor on any of these boards, here's a whole list of them from Newegg.
Depending on which components you'd like to salvage from the old rig and which you'd like to get new you can choose a board.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Personally, I'd go for either this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But with these mobos I'd have to incur additional cost of good 8Gb DDR3 and the cost of a good GPU if I wanted this rig to last me another 2 Years.
December 19, 2011 12:05:34 PM

Really, I have about £150 to spend.
I would like to keep the same GPU and CPU for now, and also my 2 x 2gb modules.
I have a case(s) and also a 600 watt PSU...
a c 82 V Motherboard
December 19, 2011 12:09:48 PM

I think it'll fit into your budget to get either one of the Mobo's and a Good pair of the RAM.
Although you might need to get rid of your 2 x 2GB DDR2 sticks..... but you'll get a good price for them , I'm sure.
But , go for 8Gb of RAM with a new Mobo. That's the way to go. Depending on what you find either 2 x 4GB Sticks or 4 x 2GB Sticks.

Oh!! Just read it, the Intel Board supports DDR2 so all you need to do is buy yourself 2 more of the same sticks and now you have a good sturdy build for the next year.
a b V Motherboard
December 19, 2011 12:10:08 PM

just try another step remove out your cpu and take look of cpu pins if one pin were benten then that is also the cause of that problem.
December 19, 2011 12:14:55 PM

xtreme5 said:
just try another step remove out your cpu and take look of cpu pins if one pin were benten then that is also the cause of that problem.



Ok thankyou , I will give it ago. BUT.. I have seen on the internet other people having the same issue with my board, worth a try anyway. But I think im gonna have to get some new kit :sol: 
a c 82 V Motherboard
December 19, 2011 12:16:49 PM

xtreme5 said:
just try another step remove out your cpu and take look of cpu pins if one pin were benten then that is also the cause of that problem.

What pins??? That's a pinless processor.
a b V Motherboard
December 19, 2011 12:17:52 PM

ok first try this i no success then get the newer.
a b V Motherboard
December 19, 2011 12:21:15 PM

yes, i mean onboard pins.
a c 82 V Motherboard
December 19, 2011 12:25:47 PM

Never heard of Pins in the socket on a Intel Processor getting bent. They are shaped in a way that doesn't allows them to get bent, actually they are already bent into curves. They usually only burn out.
December 19, 2011 12:29:19 PM

I will leave it seated in my mobo, as I have never removed it and would very much doubt they have become bent!! thankyou for the help just the same though.
a b V Motherboard
December 19, 2011 12:29:23 PM

alyoshka said:
Never heard of Pins in the socket on a Intel Processor getting bent. They are shaped in a way that doesn't allows them to get bent, actually they are already bent into curves. They usually only burn out.

but intel has some processor which have a pins like pentium4
a c 82 V Motherboard
December 19, 2011 12:31:03 PM

We're talking about this processor and this board. Not older Intel stuff. What I meant was in context to all the pinless processors and their socket.


December 19, 2011 1:18:03 PM

alyoshka said:
What sort of a budget are we looking at since you can use the same processor on any of these boards, here's a whole list of them from Newegg.
Depending on which components you'd like to salvage from the old rig and which you'd like to get new you can choose a board.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Personally, I'd go for either this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But with these mobos I'd have to incur additional cost of good 8Gb DDR3 and the cost of a good GPU if I wanted this rig to last me another 2 Years.



Ive decided to go for this one (only as its UK seller and not US, but I think it will be fine.
Allowing 8GB RAM and also overclocking my Q6600

http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASRock-P5B--Motherboard-FireWir...

Ill keep playing Doom 3 till then ROFL :D 
Cheers dude
a b V Motherboard
December 19, 2011 1:29:36 PM

indeed, that's decent choice you should be fine at all.
a c 82 V Motherboard
December 19, 2011 1:36:54 PM

49 Quid for a Asrock is steep. That would be a good price for an Asus Board..... but, look around it ought to be there somewhere.... if nothing else goes, then I'd go for a Asrock board.

Here's a Ton of them
http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-P5QPL-AM-Intel-Socket-PCI/...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-P5QPL-AM-Intel-Socket-PCI-...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-P5G41T-M-LX2-GB-SI/dp/B003...

This is an amazing buy for the price....but DDR3
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-P5G41T-M-Channel-Motherboa...
again
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-P5G41T-M-Motherboard-Gigab...

This is amazing too and gives an option DDR2/DDR3.... wonder how, will check it out and let you know.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-P5G41C-M-LX-Motherboard/dp...

Wow just checked this out and here
2 x DIMM, Max. 8 GB, DDR3 1333(O.C.)/1066/800 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
2 x DIMM, max. 8 GB,DDR2 1066 (O.C.) / 800 / 667 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered memory
Dual Channel memory architecture
"*DDR3 and DDR2 memory can not be used simultaneously
Use DDR3 memory modules on the black slots and DDR2 memory modules on the blue slots."
** Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for Memory QVL (Qualify Vendor List)
*** When installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Hence, a total installed memory of less than 3GB is recommended.
http://in.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5G41C...

It's worth it.
Hell's!!! The Bugger is out of stock......
December 19, 2011 1:49:55 PM

alyoshka said:
49 Quid for a Asrock is steep. That would be a good price for an Asus Board..... but, look around it ought to be there somewhere.... if nothing else goes, then I'd go for a Asrock board.

Here's a Ton of them
http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-P5QPL-AM-Intel-Socket-PCI/...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-P5QPL-AM-Intel-Socket-PCI-...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-P5G41T-M-LX2-GB-SI/dp/B003...

This is an amazing buy for the price....but DDR3
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-P5G41T-M-Channel-Motherboa...
again
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-P5G41T-M-Motherboard-Gigab...

This is amazing too and gives an option DDR2/DDR3.... wonder how, will check it out and let you know.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-P5G41C-M-LX-Motherboard/dp...

Wow just checked this out and here
2 x DIMM, Max. 8 GB, DDR3 1333(O.C.)/1066/800 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
2 x DIMM, max. 8 GB,DDR2 1066 (O.C.) / 800 / 667 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered memory
Dual Channel memory architecture
"*DDR3 and DDR2 memory can not be used simultaneously
Use DDR3 memory modules on the black slots and DDR2 memory modules on the blue slots."
** Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for Memory QVL (Qualify Vendor List)
*** When installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Hence, a total installed memory of less than 3GB is recommended.
http://in.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5G41C...

It's worth it.
Hell's!!! The Bugger is out of stock......



Thankyou, my search has become much wider! - Now Im wondering wether to just say balls to it, and get a built gaming pc on credit !!!
a c 82 V Motherboard
December 19, 2011 1:52:57 PM

Lol..... no you can make a lovely gaming rig from a lot of your components within your budget. Especially in that Packard Bell...... it's really worth the little study and mixing of components....
December 19, 2011 2:10:57 PM

could not resist!

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•FREEBIE_NVVC: FREE Game - Batman: Arkham City
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•_view_: d
a c 82 V Motherboard
December 19, 2011 2:36:01 PM

adam2012pb said:
www.cyberpowerpc.com

I wanted it on credit though, and I dont think toms does that ;-) lol


Ehm Ehm....
Here's what I made up....
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CASUPGRADE: Flexible LED Interior Light Strip [+19] (Red Color)
CD: LG 12X Internal Super Multi Blu-Ray Rewriter [+72] (Black Color)
CD2: None
COOLANT: High-Performance Non Conductive Coolant powered by Koolance [+19] (Clear Color)
CPU: AMD FX-8120 3.10 GHz Eight-Core AM3+ CPU 8MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology
CS_FAN: Maximum Enermax 120MM Case Cooling Fans for selected case (Maximum Silent Operation) [+29] (1,000 RPM Black Color with No LED Enlobal Magnetic Barometric Bearing 17 dBA)
ENGRAVING: NONE
FA_HDD: None
FAN: CyberPower Xtreme Hydro Liquid Cooling Kit 240MM w/ Dual Fan(CPU & GPU Liquid Cool Capable, Extreme Overclocking Performance + Extreme Slient at 18dBA) [+63]
FLASHMEDIA: None
FREEGAME_VC02: None
GLASSES: None
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HDD2: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+240] (Single Drive)
IEEE_CARD: None
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MEMORY: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory [+130] (Kingston HyperX)
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MONITOR3: 27" Widescreen 1920x1080 Sceptre X270W-1080P LCD Display w/ Built-in Speaker, DVI, & HDMI-Input [+248]
MOTHERBOARD: [3-Way CrossFireX/SLI] Asus Crosshair V Formula AMD 990FX Socket AM3+ ATX Mainboard w/ UEFI Bios, ROG Connect & 7.1 SupremeFX X-FI 2 Audio, GbLAN, USB 3.0, SATA-III RAID, 4 Gen2 PCIe X16, 1 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI [+162]
MOUSE: Logitech G9X 5700 dpi Gaming Laser Mouse [+96]
NCSW: None
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
OS: None - FORMAT HARD DRIVE ONLY
OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
POWERSUPPLY: 1,050 Watts - Corsair HX1050W 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+229]
RUSH: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 10~15 BUSINESS DAYS
SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
SOUND: * Asus Xonar D1 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Sound Card [+89]
SPEAKERS: None
TEMP: NZXT Sentry LX Aluminum High Performance Fan Control, Clock, & Temperature Display [+69]
TVRC: None
USB: None
USBFLASH: None
USBHD: None
USBX: NZXT Internal USB 6-PORT Expansion Module [+19]
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 Dual GPU SLI 3GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+740] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
VIDEO2: None
VIDEO3: None
WNC: None
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_load_: 12/19/2011 8:22:50 AM

December 19, 2011 2:46:42 PM

nice!! but at £3719 or even £2324.38 if its in USD is too much!

As the order has been placed already... do you think its a decent spec? (forgetting the cost!!) LOL
a c 82 V Motherboard
December 19, 2011 3:33:37 PM

Lol... of course the order you've placed is very decent and has a way long life......
!