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Jul 22nd, 2012, 08:40 PM
building a system for my mother in law.
had a lga1366 i7-920 and asus p6t6 ws revolution to start with.
have 2 different sets of 3x 2gb ram to test out.
both only register 2gb of ram.
is this a motherboard or cpu problem?
isnt the mem controller on the cpu with this line of cpus?
any help is appreciated.
Jul 22nd, 2012, 08:49 PM
64 bit OS?
Jul 22nd, 2012, 08:51 PM
Looks like the memory controller is built-in.
I have never worked with triple-channel boards but is it possible to only use 1 or 2 sticks of ram at a time?
Jul 22nd, 2012, 08:56 PM
Are you using a program like CPU-Z or PC Wizard to see how much memory is being reported? What does BIOS say about memory?
Jul 22nd, 2012, 10:09 PM
hardoc and asus forums are filled with plp have problems with x58 boards.
bios only shows 2gb of ram.right now ive got windows 8 64bit preview running, but ive got an official windows 7 professional 64bit waiting.
alittle more info.
im a long time system builder but ive gone from fixing PCs to fixing homes, namely mine.
i havent had my hands in a computer in over 2 yrs, but i know how to troubleshoot and check things out.
ive tested it out with 1, 2 and 3 sticks of ram and always just 1 stick is seen.
other boards advise to rip it all out and test it out on a bench and carefully check cpu pins on motherboard and reseat cpu heatsink.
next step would be to manually set voltage and timings for ram in the bios.