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Old 03-29-2007, 12:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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quite amusing, i thought i knew everything. i picked up another matched pair of BH-5 UTT sticks (Geil Ultra-X) to add to the pair of 2x512mb sticks i already had (OCZ Gold EL). now the problem is not that they are being downclocked and not that they aren't running in dual channel as i have confirmed they are running in dual channel and i changed the Command Rate to 2T to avoid running DDR333. the sticks are detected as only totalling 1GB in both Linux and Windows. i have also tried shifting the sticks into single channel and trying 3 sticks at a time, this results in the PC stalling during post. CPU-Z does detect that there are 4 sticks, with the #SPD table data on each and detects the total as 2GB.

so which do i believe? are Linux and Windows lying to me or have i missed something in configuration?
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I had the exact same problem as you. I just said screw it and bought two gig sticks.
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yeah unfortunately that's what i'm leaning towards at the moment. i've tried flashing the BIOS and just about every conceivable configuration. the only other option that i can see is perhaps a hacked BIOS.
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Try using each stick by itself to make sure the RAM itself isn't the problem. I would then add each stick one at a time if they all work by themselves.
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maybe those 2 brands hate each other

thats why when it comes to upgrading RAM i usually buy exact matching RAM so i get no problems
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NF4 and Four Dimms - OCZ Forum

Apparently, the NF4 board will only utilise 4 RAM sticks if they are at DDR333
And it won't run with 3 sticks
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Old 03-30-2007, 05:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
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i did try running the memory at DDR333 already. that's not the issue. that's due to the Athlon64 IMC not liking more than 6 sides of high density memory, running it at 2T should solve that issue. unless you are thinking of some other problem, the link is kind of vague.
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