Packard Bell 4GB 2.93 useable - FoxCon N15235

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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
 

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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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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? ??
 
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=ENE&N=100007627%20600007879&IsNodeId=1&name=LGA%20775

Personally, I'd go for either this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121017

or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131794

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.
 
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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...
 
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.
 
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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:
 

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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.
 

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but intel has some processor which have a pins like pentium4
 
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.

lga775-socket.jpg

pinsjx9.jpg
 
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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-FireWire-8-channel/dp/B002TYZATG/ref%3dsr_1_6?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1324305381&sr=1-6

Ill keep playing Doom 3 till then ROFL :D
Cheers dude
 
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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/dp/B00271RKVC/ref=pd_cp_computers_2
http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-P5QPL-AM-Intel-Socket-PCI-/dp/B00271RKVC/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1324309107&sr=1-1
http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-P5G41T-M-LX2-GB-SI/dp/B0031HAQLC/ref=sr_1_8?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1324309107&sr=1-8

This is an amazing buy for the price....but DDR3
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-P5G41T-M-Channel-Motherboard-90-MIBBY0-G0EAY00Z/dp/B004LZMGUW/ref=sr_1_13?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1324309107&sr=1-13
again
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-P5G41T-M-Motherboard-Gigabit-90-MIBBU0-G0EAY0KZ/dp/B0037A2JCW/ref=sr_1_19?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1324309107&sr=1-19

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/B0037L32WC/ref=sr_1_14?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1324309107&sr=1-14

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/P5G41CM_LX/#specifications

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

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