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cdboot: memory overflow

Posted 27 October 2012 - 11:39 PM

We recently fried our motherboard so we bought a new one.

Motherboard: ASUS P8H61-M LX R2.0
Memory: Kingston 4gb 1333 DDR3
Videocard: NVIDIA GeForce 1gb
Processor: Intel GT650
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB

At first we had an overclocking failure. After changing some configurations in the Ai Tweaker, this was solved.

But we still have the CDBOOT: Memory Overflow error and we cannot install the operating system. Our installer is Windows XP SP3.

We tried googling this problem but there are a lot of different notions and suggestions about this problem. Some said it has something to do with windows xp not being able to handle more than 3gb, some said it was failure of the installer or even the harddrive or the cd-rom.

I am not sure what to do here. Should I replace the memory? Some said they were having problem with Kingston so they changed to Corsair. Others said most ASUS have this problem.

Anyone who had encountered this before?

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Re: cdboot: memory overflow

Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:58 PM

I did see this once and it was also a memory problem. If I remember correctly I removed all but a gig of memory (not sure your configuration to the 4 gig) and was able to install after that. Trying to remember if I only put in 2 gigs total after that or if we put all 4 back in. Either way, I'm pretty sure that windows xp 32bit won't use the entire 4 gig anyway.
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Re: cdboot: memory overflow

Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:02 PM

... so what's up with shoving a non recommended chip on that board?

http://www.asus.com/...1M_LX_R20/#CPUS
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Re: cdboot: memory overflow

Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:32 AM

Sorry. I was wrong on typing the processor. It should be Intel G630

I took the memory out of he slot, checked it's condition whether it has burns or scratches, returned the memory and saw to it that it is properly attached.

I bought a Windows 7 Home Basic 64-bit installer and booted from disk and the memory overload problem was solved. I guess it was an OS issue after all.

After what CharlieMay said, I thought that it would actually be a waste to have a 4GB of memory when XP won't be using it anyway.

Thanks for everyone for giving some time to read and reply to this topic.
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