OK, here goes the final sortie and fixing tasks for your motherboard BIOS
, and drivers and shedding better light on your memory modules.
The confirmation reply said:
| Dear Sir, |
Sorry for the confusion, I mistype the model, MS6712 is the correct model.
Please note of the ff:
1.KT4V and KT4V-L shared the same driver, please check the available versions as shown in the picture below.
Note: The main difference for KT4V and KT4V-L is that KT4V-L is with onboard LAN driver.
The option “ L “ means LAN port is available.
2.KT4V-L is using 1xx bios version as this PCB1.0
Note: KT4V-L got 2 versions, PCB 1.0 and PCB1.1 and they are using different bios version.
KT4V / KT4V-L (v1.0)
If there are more things to clarify, please let me know.
So what he is saying is that there where 2 types of KT4V-L boards. The one you have belongs to the 1st release of the KT4V / KY4V-L with the Rev: PCB 1.0
(This is the one you have i.e. KT4V-L Rev: PCB1.0) and the 2nd release of this MoBo
KT4V-L Rev: PCB1.1 which you do not have.
So this is what we now need and the source of the information you would use, download and burn a CD of it for yourself.
1. Download the latest BIOS
and drivers from this source http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=do...=1&prod_no=505
IMPORTANT that you download the correct drivers for XP usually marked " ... /XP 32 bit"
2. The BIOS
you want and then make up the FDD from is this one,
Version 1.C Update Date 2004-11-01 = which is the 6712v1C.zip
3. Then there are the; LAN
- VIA 10/100 LAN
Drivers = the "Windows 9X/Me/2000/XP 32bit
" file Update Date 2008-06-13
Sound - Realtek ALC Series AC97 Audio Driver = the "Windows 2000/XP 32bit
" file Update Date 2007-05-08 MoBo
Drivers - VIA Chipset 4in1 Drivers = the "Windows 9X/Me/2000/XP 32bit
" file Update Date 2007-04-20 This is very important and if at any time you re-install the XP OS, then this would be the 1st driver installation you would perform after installing the OS. The MoBo
drivers are needed so that the MoBo
can communicate the attached hardware types to the OS.
As for the USB "VIA USB2.0 Drivers" only needed for Win 98 / ME or the "VIA USB2.0 Patch (Under WinXP+SP1
)" obviously you do not need these 2 drivers.
4. The Memory module information and compatible types, is also listed on the Main MoBo Page
The order of tasks I recommend is,
A. Put in the recommended 3 x 1GB memory modules (follow the advice from the MSI site. However I have previously suggested the 3 you should use) Main Memory DDR400.
B. Make up the FDD with the BIOS
and run it - If you know how to get into the MoBo
setup - Then do so and make notes of the current parameters and check them again after you have updated to the 1.C
C. If you do not have the latest VIA drivers for the MoBo
installed i.e. the "•Driver version: 5.11a" then run / install them from the CD you made up or directly from a HDD
folder and re-boot after you have done so.
D. Check your Sound driver installed version, and again run and install the newer ones if needed. "•Driver version for Win98/WinMe/Win2000/WinXP: 5.10.00.6230"
E. Check the LAN
drivers and do the same, update if needed "•Driver Version: 184.108.40.2063 (Win98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista32/64)"
NB: In some instances when you do Windows update (preferably Microsoft Update) you may find still later (newer) drivers that have or will be installed for the LAN
and Sound drivers, For VIA I do not suggest any other than the ones specified by MSI.
F. If you are not at XP SP3
level - install that now.
G. Perform a Microsoft Update (if not installed - install it - option provided at the top of the Windows Update page) and perform "Custom" updates only to ensure that all "High Priority" "Software" and "Hardware" drivers are included in the updating process.
Reboot - and continue to run the Update procedure until nothing remains to update from Microsoft.
H. Now clean up (delete) the temp rubbish (clear out the Recycle Bin) Optimize (defragment) your HDD
All done and you should have a faster Computer.
Yup, setting up a Computer only takes a few minutes
Addendum - Manual 1.6 English 7638KB E6712v1.6.zip
- gives verification of 3 x 1GB capability.