I have this mini ITX motherboard in a small cube case machine trying to setup a Kryoflux machine on the Cheap. Going to run Mint and have the Kryoflux boards mounted internally to the case.
Thanks to the Pandemic have some extra time on my hands.
Bought this system on Ebay basically barebones and thru in a couple 300GB SSDs I had laying around and have all the drives mounted but the memory that was in the system was 8 GB of (2X4GB) Wintec AMPX but the system only recognizes 2 GB of it. Not to mention the one stick I believe may be questionable. So I am throwing out both sticks and getting new but I always update the BIOS prior to memory installs.
What would be the latest BIOS for this board?
Where can I obtain the download files?
Currently the system runs just the memory is not as it should.
Thanks for any help on this way old board being put back into service.
This board does not support 8GB DDR2 DIMMs. You can use two 4GB DIMMs, however.
Here are the requirements, as detailed in the TPS document for this board:
1.5 System Memory
The board has two DIMM sockets and supports the following memory features:
⎯ DDR2 667 MHz DIMMs with SPD timings of only 5-5-5 (tCL-tRCD-tRP)
⎯ DDR2 800 MHz DIMMs with SPD timings of only 5-5-5 or 6-6-6 (tCL-tRCD-tRP)
Hope this helps,
Thanks so much I never thought about the web archives.
So busy setting things up and getting everything on the Kryoflux boards arranged....
You can't tell just by the number of ICs. A DIMM with 16 ICs could be 1Rx16 or 2Rx8 (R is for Rank, BTW). For a quick introduction, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory_rank. In general, what I do is look at the description and manufacturer's advertising to see if they are x8 or not (they usually say). For the four possibilities:
2Rx16 - Bad (definitely avoid)
1Rx16 - Maybe (avoid)
2Rx8 - Good
1Rx8 - Best!
One additional thing: It is not mentioned in the spec (but should be), that low-profile DIMMs are NOT supported. This is what a low-profile DIMM look like:
This is what a (good( normal-profile DIMM looks like:
As for cost, because the world has moved on and the volume sales are for DDR3L and (mostly) DDR4 memory, DDR2 memory can be very expensive. As well, the jump from 4GB (2x2GB) to 8GB (2x4GB) is HUGE; I saw US$18 for 2x2GB and US$114 for 2x4GB! This is one of the main reasons why we regularly push people away from fixing up these old systems.