Basically I did the usual, installed everything all the drivers blah blah blah, set it up, had some minor problem that went away for no reason (in my case it was that my dvd drive didn't want to function for booting, so I used my mate's drive to install xp, and now the dvd drive works fine - that still confuses the [bleep] out of me)
but now it seems that my pc is only recognising 2 of my 4 gigs of ram, which is a bit pooh. I noticed it in the bios - it read as 4xxx mb of ram in post (I think) but when in the bios it only read 2 gigs, plus 1 gig in cache, this I confirmed with 3dmark showing as only slots 1 and 2 with ram in, despite my pretty blue sticks being in all 4 slots.
I then swapped my ram around to check if it was mobo or ram, and slots 1 and 2 are only in use again, 3dmark06 score the same (about 10k)
I'm really really hoping this doesn;t mean that my motherboard is pooh and I need to shout at msi to get a new one, cos [bleep] I want to play bioshock
Is there anything I could have missed, some option I need to enable, random drivers - anything that could mean that my motherboard isn't at fault.
thanks in advance, Laurence.
Edit: ah, system doesn't seem to show up, here's the full spec:
AMD Athlon 64 FX 3000 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
MSI MS-7368 Mobo
4x 1024 MB kingston DDR2 ram
Edited by lozarian, 29 October 2007 - 12:51 PM.