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Asus A8N32-SLi + 4gig of mem = 2gig available?


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surfer99

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Hi currently using:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4800+ ( ADA4800CDBOX )
with Asus A8N32-SLi Deluxe nForce4 SLi X16 (Socket 939)
and 4x 1GB) PC3200 Dual Channel Platinum Series EL-DDR CAS2 (OCZ4002048ELDCPE-K)
running windows xp pro
when i look in the bios it states 4096mb memory found useable 2096 when entering windows whether winxp pro 32 / 64 it only says 2048 memory.

I have updated all drivers/bios to the latest but still in bios it only shows "useable 2048" anyone have any idea why?

usually i allways manage to find solutions to my problems but this have me defeated simply cannot find an explanation for it booted m/c with 2x 1gb and that worked fine (useable/found 2048mb) and 1 gb is also fine.

tried swapping the memory back and forth (tried all possible configurations of the memory/dimm sockets with 1stick its ok 2 sticks its ok 4 sticks it simply will not let me use the last 2 gb)
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Have you checked the manual some arent capable of taking 4 1 gb sticks of memory.
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Some motherboards can only take up to a certain amount of RAM. In my old Dell it could only take up to 512 (*vomits*).

My new computer however can take up to 4 gigs. So check the manual for the computer/mobo and it will be in there somewhere. If the maximum is 2 gig (which it's sounding like) then you've wasted money on an extra 2 gigs :whistling:
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Thanks all.
no it should deffinately support 4x1gb mem as per specification sheet from asus:
Asus Spec spread sheet
also OCZ is on the approved "Quality Vendor List" (checked it with the hardcopy).

in honesty it drives me nuts think i will have to open a case with asus for this.
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You ,ight have to go into Bios and disable dual channel im fairly sure dual channel wont work with all the slots maxed out like that.
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