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Abit KN8-SLI not in Memory Configurator


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I cannot find my Abit KN8-SLI Motherboard in the Memory Configurator. I see the KN8 and the KN8-Ultra but not the KN8-SLI.


I am using an AMD Athlon 64FX processor with 4 sticks of CMX 256A-3200C2PT (400 mhz). I am trying to replace and upgrade the memory to TWINX 2048-3200PRO (DDR-400).


The computer won't run with the new memory (blue screens, errors, etc.). It would appear that either the memory is not compatible or I need to customize the bios (I checked and it is the latest version).


Please tell me if this memory will work and what specific setting to check for in the bios.



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Since you are moving from one set of DRAM to another, I propose a hard reset of your system.


  1. Remove the ATX Power Plug.
  2. Remove the Power 20/24 pin connector (Motherboard)
  3. Remove the Power 4-pin 12 volt connector (Motherboard)
  4. Remove the CMOS Battery
  5. Remove the RAM
  6. Remove the Video Card
  7. Remove all other PCI Cards
  8. Press the Power Button and hold for 10 seconds to drain mainboard components


Let stand for a few hours

  1. Replace the Power 20/24 pin connector (Motherboard)
  2. Replace the Power 4-pin 12 volt connector (Motherboard)
  3. Replace the CMOS Battery
  4. Replace the RAM
  5. Replace the Video Card and PCI Cards
  6. Replace the ATX Power Plug


If you can now enter your BIOS. Enter the BIOS and load default settings. Set your DRAM Vdimm to 2.7v. Restart.


Download Memtest from http://www.memtest.org and burn the image to a CD. Do this from another computer. On your computer, boot from the CD and allow a full pass test.


Do the DRAM modules Pass. If not, remove one and test it in single mode. Do the same with the other stick. Do both sticks pass?

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I have completed all of your recommendations. I get a Boot Disk Failure. I have tried memtest on CD and floppy with both and then one stick of memory. If I let it boot to the hard drive I get blue screen.


It will boot to the memtest with the old memory.


What next?

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I finally got memtest to work. I hadn't created the disc properly.


One of the TWINX 2048-3200PRO (DDR-400) sticks of memory failed and one passed. The computer is up and running with only one stick.


Problem found. Thanks.


I will have to check and see if I have to go back to the retailer or can RMA direct to Corsair.

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