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I have a friend who is working on his inlaws computer, it has a EVGA H55V 1156 mini main board with a Pentium cpu and a single 2gb stick of memory.
I have 6 4gb sticks of ddr3 1333 memory that I don't use anymore so he is trying 4 of them as the computer is very slow as you can imagine, the board specs say it supports ddr3 1333 memory with a maximum amount of 16gb, and the maximum gb per stick it supports is 4gb.
so the board just keeps rebooting over and over if he puts 16gb in it but boots fine with 8gb.
I am not up to speed on those basic type boards or old pentium cpu's so any help on this would be wonderful.,
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It could be a memory voltage problem.

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It could be a memory voltage problem.

Yeah I'm not at his house at the moment but he told me there is nothing in the bios to adjust voltage, everything is locked out.
No way to change anything for over clocking.
I was thinking could it be the Pentium memory controller (if it has one in the cpu) can't control 16gb?
I know the board will run a i3 i5 and i7 also. I will be going over to his place tomorrow and check things myself
as I'm going by what he text me and he knows little to nothing about computers except to playing games, I build
systems for him and his kids.
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Well first of all I am sure all that pc needs is 8gb.Also xeon quads with hyper thread for that socket are as cheap as $15.00.

The Pentium cpu needs to go if you want to speed up that board.

Now as far as it not working with 16gb,first I would try to swap sticks and slots on the board to rule out any problems with those things first.

As two cables mentioned it could be the memory voltage itself needing a boost or the imc voltage needing a boost or both.Although I would think that with voltages on auto this would be taken care of.

I definitely would update the board to the latest bios if it isn't already.
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Well first of all I am sure all that pc needs is 8gb.Also xeon quads with hyper thread for that socket are as cheap as $15.00.

The Pentium cpu needs to go if you want to speed up that board.

Now as far as it not working with 16gb,first I would try to swap sticks and slots on the board to rule out any problems with those things first.

As two cables mentioned it could be the memory voltage itself needing a boost or the imc voltage needing a boost or both.Although I would think that with voltages on auto this would be taken care of.

I definitely would update the board to the latest bios if it isn't already.

well I know the memory is good as it came out of my current system and I upgraded to faster memory so I didnt need the ram he is going to buy from me.
I had him try each stick in each slot (took some time) and they all worked, and yes I told him to get a better cpu for it, I found a used i5 for it for $25.00
and he is afraid to update the bios so I will give it a go tomorrow as EVGA does have a bios update for that board for memory issues.
thanks for everyones help so far. I will post back whatever I find.
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