|29 Oct 2009||#1|
Memory, BIOS, Windows 7 64-bit question
I am currently working on upgrading my OS to Win7 64-bit Home Premium.
These are my system specs:
MB: Asus SK8V
CPU: Athlon FX-53 (socket 940)
RAM: 8GB Samsung Registered Buffered ECC
Harddrive1: Samsung Spinpoint 7200.10 SATA 120GB XP Pro 32-bit
Harddrive2: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 Sata 320GB (16MB cache) Windows 7 64-bit
GPU: Gigabyte HD4650 AGP
BIOS: SK8V1002 (AMIBIOS 188.8.131.52 derivitive)
This motherboard with this BIOS supports memory remapping and up to 8GB of RAM. Unfortunately, 1002 does not support dual core CPUs.
BIOS rev 1003 supports dual core cpus but, Asus in its infinite wisdom appears to have disabled the memory remapping feature.
If I flash to 1003 will Win7 64-bit acknowledge 8GB independent of the BIOS?
This will limit if I upgrade the CPU or the whole machine. I know the machine is older but I enjoy torturing every last ounce of service from my hardware.
Any input regarding the BIOS Win7 RAM question is appreciated?
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|30 Oct 2009||#5|
Hey thanks Johnhoh!
I think I read that I while back and forgot. I will give the CMOS reset on 1003 a go. I can always flash back t0 1002 if I want.
Maybe this will fix a AGP card issue I have in Win 7 too (TDR related atikmdag.sys error Stop x0016). Who knows.
If it works out I will post a positive result.
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