I tested 1 stick at a time and they both showed 1GB. But when I put the sticks in together they only show 1.5GB. It doesn't matter if they are in dual channel mode or not, IE. right next to each other or skip one slot.
Well I installed win2k and it still read 1.5GB. So then I ripped everything out of the case only booting with a PCI vid card and now it is reading 2GB.
I also had a power LED on the wrong posts. There is no explaination what the posts do in the manul but right above them it says they are pwr_led on the PCB but in the manual they are in a different place. None the less it was either all the PCI-E cards in the mobo or that LED in a weird place shorting something
Awesome thing about this processor is I can give win2k another shot now again since there is no hyperthreading. Only reason I went to winXP was because of the HT thing in win2k didn't work well.
Well it has something to do with 2GB of ram and running these three 512mb cards. I went and bought 2GB of kbyte budget ram and it does the same thing. I also bought 2x512mb PNY budget ram too to test it out and I run into the same thing. No matter what the combination is I always end up with 1.5GB of ram. I have swapped vid cards, swapped ram etc.... If I take out one of the vid cards the machine will not boot with 2GB of ram. If I take out one of the sticks of ram then the machine will boot no problem with 2 vid cards.
I am wondering what would happen if I have one more PCI-E vid card to through in here.
I found a new bios, F3. I was using F2. Now the temps show up it appears more normal.
Lots of bugs.
Looking through the manual it says they only support Gigabyte graphics cards.