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RE: [SLE] Motherboard / Memory problems?
  • From: "Anders Norrbring" <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 15:55:38 +0100
  • Message-id: <20050211145538.1F5ED2F3E@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > The MSI board states that: "Note: PC3200 (DDR400) maximum 4 banks only."
> > How would I know how many banks there is?
>
> You need to get that spec from the RAM manufacture. Most Kingston RAM uses
> 4
> banks.
>
> >
> > I'll do some experimenting with lower memory speeds, like setting it to
> > 266MHz instead of 400MHz. A cheap and quick fix is a newer mobo,
> perhaps
> > with Nvidia's nForce2 chipset, apparently it's more tolerant with
> memories?
>
> A word of caution with RAM tuning. It's easy to enter a setting that makes
> the
> board completely unbootable which then requires a BIOS reset (don't even
> ask
> how I learned this) :-p


Yeah.. I know that.. ;) The weird thing is that Memtest86+ verifies every
bit of memory as correct, but still the Linux installer barfes with a Kernel
panic at some point. I'm baffled.

Anders.



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