This sounds like a continuation of my last post , but (hopefully) it's an unrelated issue. As mentioned in the last post, I had to change two computers' memory configurations.
I went from:
2x512MB -----------> 1x1GB
1GB + 512MB ------> 3x512MB
Things were going alright for about a week, but now the other computer is giving me this warning message at POST:
"Due to the chipset limitation, this motherboard can only support maximum. (yes, period) 2GB and 4 ranks memory. Please refer to user manual for detail information. Press F1 to Resume" (no period, )
Now, I looked up the memory configs in the Asus P5GPL manual and there is a clause pertaining to my situation that says something similar to the warning message, but worded a bit differently:
"Due to chipset limitations, this motherboard supports a maximum of 2GB total memory and two (2) ranks per memory channel only. A warning message appears during POST if the total density of memory modules installed exceeds the chipset capacity. Excess memory will not be utilized by the system"
And wouldn't you know it, when the OS boots up it only shows 1GB of memory (not the correct 1.5GB). I have tried to put the memory into banks 1,2,3 , 1,2,4 , 1,3,4 , or 2,3,4 and I still get the same result. Now, I am stuck.
Am I going to need to buy a 512MB stick to total it to 2GB just to get it to recognize the other stick? I'm not sure what "2 ranks per memory channel" means and I also don't know what "total density exceeding chipset capacity" means. By my first assumption I would think it means it thinks I am trying to use more than 2GB of memory, which I obviously am not. All the memory is PC3200, but two is from Kingston, and one is from OCZ.
Did I miss something? Anyone see where I went wrong?
Thanks in advance!