Upgrading specs help

By squallheart
Mar 29, 2007
  1. Alright im thinking about upgrading my pc i used to programs to scan my pc Belarc Advisor and www.crucial.com/systemscanner. Now when i did this i found to odd things first i have 1gb of ram installed right but both of these programs are reporting it wrong for some reason, i havent fooled around with my pc in upgrading it since i bought it about 1yr ago only once when the memory it came with one was wrong and they replaced it and just put it in and it works so i dont know why it is reporting at 128 slock 1 and 2 but iwant to upgrade my pcs memory

    System scanner
    Maximum Memory Capacity: 4096MB
    Currently Installed Memory: 256MB
    Available Memory Slots: 2
    Number of Banks: 4
    Dual Channel Support: Yes
    CPU Manufacturer: AuthenticAMD
    CPU Family: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ Model 11, Stepping 1
    CPU Speed: 2009 MHz
    256MB Total
    256MB current memory
    128MB 128MB

    Belarc Advisor
    2.00 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core
    256 kilobyte primary memory cache
    1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
    Main Circuit Board
    Board: NF-CK804
    Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
    BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 09/30/2005
    Memory Modules
    1024 Megabytes Installed Memory

    Slot 'A0' has 128 MB
    Slot 'A1' has 128 MB
    Slot 'A2' is Empty
    Slot 'A3' is Empty

    Now as u can tell by these reports what i find odd is that both are reporting 128 mb int two slots when its suppose to be 512 on two slots
    much help would be apreciated thank you. I read the memory tutorial though it did not help and found out my pc takes DDR PC3200,DDR PC2700,DDR PC4000
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Right click on My Computer and go to Properties and see what it says. 256 vs 1 gig is a pretty big discrepancy on how it is reported. You may want to look into a BIOS update.

    I did some googling, you have a Gigabyte K8N something board? Try Everest instead of Belarc, people had better luck with it. The NF-CK804 is the nForce4 rather than your actual motherboard.
  3. squallheart

    squallheart TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes i have the nForce 4 SLI uATX (131-K8-NF44-AX) Motherboard i right clicked on my pc and reports 1 gig of memory odd how the other two programs report 128 in two slots oo

    ok i ran everest and this is what it said

    Field Value
    Motherboard Properties
    Motherboard ID 09/30/2005-NF-CK804-6A61FJ19C-00
    Motherboard Name EVGA NF41

    Front Side Bus Properties
    Bus Type AMD Hammer
    Real Clock 200 MHz
    Effective Clock 200 MHz
    HyperTransport Clock 800 MHz

    Memory Bus Properties
    Bus Type Dual DDR SDRAM
    Bus Width 128-bit
    DRAM:FSB Ratio CPU/10
    Real Clock 201 MHz (DDR)
    Effective Clock 402 MHz
    Bandwidth 6429 MB/s

    Motherboard Physical Info
    CPU Sockets/Slots 1 Socket 939
    Expansion Slots 3 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 2 PCI-E x16
    RAM Slots 4 DDR DIMM
    Integrated Devices Audio, Gigabit LAN
    Form Factor ATX
    Motherboard Size 240 mm x 300 mm
    Motherboard Chipset nForce4-SLI

    Motherboard Manufacturer
    Company Name EVGA Corporation
    Product Information http://www.evga.com/products/prodlist.asp?switch=5
    BIOS Download http://www.evga.com/support/drivers

    now i went to nvidia to download the bios update which one should i get the nf 41 or nf 44?
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