2 gigs of RAM on a m848a v5.0 motherboard.
Posted on 2009-04-14
Hello, I just upgraded my m848a v5.0 with 2 gigs of OCZ Platinum 2GB (2 x 1gb) PC 3200 memory. and a Radeon HD 3850 agp video card. I cannot get the Bios to recognize more than 1 gig at a time no matter what I do. I had 1.5 gb of ram installed prior to the an old 1gb stick of ram failing, and it was recognizing the 1.5gb just fine.
I've tried each of the separate 1gb ram sticks in both DIMM slots separately, and it works fine. But as soon I try putting both sticks in at the same time. It will simply only read 1 of the sticks. I've set the "clear CMOS" jumper and back, and I've went through all the BIOS settings, and none of it appears amiss. The only thing I haven't done is flash the BIOS since the only BIOS update says that is changes "the POST screen chipset string". And it seems unlikely that's what's causing my RAM problem. I also have no flash drive or floppy drive installed to flash from.
Any ideas? or is my best bet simply to find a way to flash the newest BIOS?(I'm also skeptical that this is the solution since many others seem to be using 2gb of RAM on this board w/o any hassle)