Tight Cooling May Limit RAM!
Sounds kind of crazy, but we have verified that testing here today. If you did not see our post earlier
, we had an ASUS P55 system that was "losing" half of its installed RAM. After about 7 hours of testing here today, we finally have verified what the issue is. It seems that I was tightening the water block down too tight on the P55 chipset motherboard. Simply loosening the water block solved the issue and allowed all the RAM to be seen. I am also currently testing a P55 chipset board from DFI. I was able to replicate the issue on that motherboard as well.
I have to admit to NOT using the tensioning springs as shown below. Koolance water blocks
specify that these mounting springs be used and I was ignoring that, obviously the springs are there for more than just one reason.