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MSI K8T Neo2 with DDR333?

Please read this forum for my post with MSI:
http://forum.msi.com.tw/index.php?topic=77323.0

I have upgraded, and now my 333mhz Kingston ram wont work with the new Mobo.  It only sees 512 of the 1GB.  If i remove 1 of the dimms, it only sees 256.  So for some reason it is thinking that my ram is 256 sticks.

Any ideas?
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CallandorCommented:
I don't know how well the k8T board handles it, but I have the K8N with the same cpu, and running DDR333 at 200 FSB means you are overclocking it.  Have you tried setting it to 166?
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kmorris1186Author Commented:
I was under the understanding that the FSB was different that the earlier Athlon based systems.  Bios "says" that the Memory is running in 166 (ddr333).  So i assumed that the FSB was independent of the memory.  I will give that a try.
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kmorris1186Author Commented:
I think it is independent of the the Memory.  I just looked at the opions in my Bios.  The only options for the FSB are 200 and up to 280.  The full name is "CPU FSB Frequency".

Any other ideas? lol
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CallandorCommented:
Yes, then you are running your RAM asynchronously, which is not as good as synchronously.  Have you tried other RAM in place of these?  If you get the same results, I would lean towards a defective motherboard, especially if you just got it.  Try a CMOS reset also, in case you have spurious values in there.
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tmj883Commented:
The memory controller is "on die" in the cpu , you may have a defective cpu if not the mainboard. The mainboard is compatible with both single and dual bank/row technologies, with the size, speed, etc of the memory, so these are not issues. Reseat the cpu and/or try another cpu if possible. If your mainboard allows, using SPD settings for the memory is best during setup. Yoou have already eliminated the memory from the defective list...only leaves the mainboard or the cpu with the defect.
Good luck...T
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kmorris1186Author Commented:
Callandor - I have reset the CMOS about 40 times while tring different settings.  When it fails, i have to reset it to get it to boot.  It is a used motherboard, but it is only about 4 months old.  I got it from a friend that upgraded boards.

tmj883 - I have not tried reseating the CPU.  But since the PC is able to get to windows, i didnt think it would be that. (i am doing everything from this PC).  I will try it.  I have tried everything else.  When i leave everyhting at AUTO from SPD, it works, but i get the same results as manually setting them.  Only sees 512 out of 1GB of ram.

Also, if i put just 1 stick in, BIOS only sees 256.  So i KNOW that it is only using half of each stick of ram.

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kmorris1186Author Commented:
UPDATE!

I reflashed my bios for the heck of it.  It works!  i now have 1gb of ram.
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tmj883Commented:
Funny that MSI makes no such mention on their site...glad to here your are up & running with all the RAM, previous "bad" flash or did it come that way?
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kmorris1186Author Commented:
I am unsure.  My friend thinks he flashed it once, but he is not sure.  All i did was flash the same version over top of itself.
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tmj883Commented:
Good to now, that's all that counts.
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tmj883Commented:
No objection here...T
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CallandorCommented:
Ok with me also.
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