KV7 at Bios 17 does not boot with 2 512 meg modules

Discussion in 'Abit' started by John F. Regus, Dec 18, 2004.

  1. I have an ABIT KV7 motherboard, and two brand new Corsair CMX512-3200CPT
    memory modules. If I install either of the memory modules in any DIMM slot,
    the machine boots. If I put both memory modules in any DIMM slot, first
    clearing the CMOS and then loading the default optimal values, the machine
    hangs on the BIOS screen with the message AMD 3200,
    and of course the BIOS level at the bottom. I am at BIOS level 17.

    Why does this board not boot with the two 512 Corsair modules and only boot
    with one or the other?

    I load the optimized defaults from the BIOS setup screen (per ABIT tech
    support because if I try to set the values individually,
    they go back to the DDR 266 instead of the DDR 400 value, which it should be
    with my memory and processor type.

    The first KV7 board I got was from zipzoomfly had to be returned because the
    board's power was DOA. So this is the second board.

    I had an ASUS board, very good, but I got a Promise S150 SX4 raid card and
    it would not work with the NVIDIA southbridge chipset.

    John F. Regus, Dec 18, 2004
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  2. John F. Regus

    Marcus Guest


    I can't give you an answer on your query, however I can state that the board
    works fine with BIOS 1.4 and the 2x512mb DDR400's. Perhaps a careful
    backward skip on the BIOS will resolve your issue?




    Motherboard Abit KV7 Bios 1.4, XP2600 2.1Ghz, 1,024MB DDR400,
    128mb ATI Radeon 9800 Pro,Std Floppy 1.44mb,
    Seagate STT8000A Tape Drive, Sony DW-U18A DVD +/-R/RW 8x4x12,
    Sony CRX320E CDRW 52x32x52x16, LS120 120mb Floppy,
    2x160Gb Maxtor SATA150 Raid 0, USB MS Sidewinder Precision 2,
    19" Hansol 900P Monitor, G-490 5.1 Surround Sound System
    Microsoft Windows XP Pro, SP2
    Marcus, Dec 18, 2004
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