MSI KT4V-L one DDR 400 DIMM

  wossie 00:40 15 Jul 2003
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I just upgraded my MoBo from a KT3 ULTRA 2 TO KT4V-L AND BOUGHT 2 X 256MbDDR PC3200 (400MHz)it registers at boot up as 333MHz with one or both installed, so I consulted the manual and it says the board will only support one DDR 400 DIMM. Any reason for this. The KT3 U2 was 266MHz FSB but showed PC2700 as DDR 333, The KT4 is 333MHz but only shows the PC3200 (DDR 400) as 333MHz. Thanks, Wossie.

  Webmaster 00:59 15 Jul 2003

This can happen on some manufacturers' motherboards. I've just bought myself a Shuttle and, although the spec says it can accept 400 speed, that is all it does.... it doesn't actually utilise it, which is actually good since some motherboards would just reject it entirely.

Unfortunately, it would also be best, when you want to add more memory, to buy 400 speed again since motherboards take more kindly to dual memory being of the same type.

  wossie 09:48 15 Jul 2003

Thanks for the response webmaster, I had DDR333 in the last MoBo and passed it on, but why does it say the board will only support one DDR400. I have two installed and it is recognised (512Mb) and is working fine, but is it being used or is it just taking up space. Thanks again, Wossie

  ardvarc 11:14 15 Jul 2003

Pasted from Crucials info on your MoBo. Might be worth giving them a call on their freephone number.

Important information about your system
Supports 2 banks of DDR 400 (PC3200). Either two single banked modules or a single double banked DDR 400 module can be installed to comprise the two banks of memory.

  ardvarc 11:18 15 Jul 2003

0800 0130330 phone number and below their page on MoBo

click here

  wossie 01:49 16 Jul 2003

Yep, that explains why it is recognising both modules as they are both single sided. So again thanks webmaster and ardvarc. It is a great site for help, thanks a million. Wossie.

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