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Windows 7: Memory, BIOS, Windows 7 64-bit question

29 Oct 2009   #1

Windaows 7 64-bit Home Premium
Memory, BIOS, Windows 7 64-bit question

Hi all,

I am currently working on upgrading my OS to Win7 64-bit Home Premium.

These are my system specs:

System Configuration:
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 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?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #2

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1

Welcome aboard!
I'd check directly with Asus. Memory remapping may be disabled by default but may be user selected. Only way to know is to try it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #3

Windaows 7 64-bit Home Premium


Pretty sure it is taken out of BIOS 1003 altogether. No option exists. I will put an email into Asus but don't expect much since they seem to have stopped support of that board.

Cest la Vie.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

29 Oct 2009   #4

Win7 pro x64

here is another sk8v user with a similar issue

ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Forum- Asus SK8V 4GB Ram
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Oct 2009   #5

Windaows 7 64-bit Home Premium

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.

Thanks again

My System SpecsSystem Spec

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