Problems with AMD64 and 8 GB RAM? (solved)

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at
Sun Apr 10 20:37:50 PDT 2005

On Friday,  8 April 2005 at 13:04:18 -0700, David O'Brien wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 05, 2005 at 10:09:11AM +0930, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
>> The moral of the story is, I suppose, "don't buy the MSI K8T
>> Master2-FAR".  I was warned about the motherboard before I bought it,
> WHY??  There is nothing wrong with that motherboard -- I have three of
> them.  You are at fault for trying to treat a consumer desktop 2P mobo as
> a high-end server one.

"You are at fault for trying to used a mobo in an advertised

Sorry, David.  If a board doesn't perform as advertised, it's
inferior.  If you can find a way to work around, fine.  I can too, and
I have done.  But the ability to find a workaround for a deficiency is
no reason to say "There is nothing wrong with that motherboard".

> People do not run 2GB DIMM's in an MSI K8T Master2-FAR.

Indeed.  You can't.

> The MSI K8T Master2-FAR works fine with 1GB DIMM's.  Where on MSI's
> website did they state 2GB double-stacked DIMM's were supported?

I can't be bothered to search their web site.  It's on page 2-8 of the
instructions supplied with the motherboard (document G52-S9130X3,
version 1.2).

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