Okay, so here is what is currently going on. I bought an ASUS P6X58-E WS board and fitted it with 24GB of Corsair Vengeance (3x) (2x4GB). Booted, installed Windows, all 24GB in use, all was well.
Well, then my CPU started running hot, so I ended up taking the whole board out to remove and remount my cooler, this ended up dropping my temps quite a bit, all WAS well, until I noticed that Windows was only working with 16GB.
Oh, well must be loose ram or something, so I reseat all the ram. Actually as it turns out, Windows and the BIOS ignore anything in A1 and A2. Why? I dunno, maybe they don't get along.
I can confirm that their is NO hardware failure, Memtest, everest, Aida64, CPU-Z can all see all the ram and all 6 slots on the board clear as day.
So far I have tried:
Reseating CPU (memory controller on the chip. BAD INTEL!)
Playing AI tuner (DRAM @ 1.64, QPI/DRAM @ 1.35)
Manually setting the frequency to 1600Mhz (stock)/1333/1066
Downgrading BIOS/upgrading BIOS
I am totally stumped. Anyone have any ideas?
Edited by xXAlphaXx, 10 October 2012 - 04:25 AM.