Being too hard headed to be satisfied with a machine that works, I decided to increase my memory from 2GB (on two sticks) by adding 4GB on two more sticks. The board has 4 slots for memory, two colored blue and two colored black and the instructions say that the blue slots need matched memory and the black slots need matched memory and the blue slots need filled first. The instructions do not suggest that all 4 slots need to be the same size.
So, since I already had the 1 GB sticks in the blue slots, I placed the 2 GB sticks in the black slots. Power on gives 3 long beeps which is "no memory" error on POST. I switched the order and still no boot.
Either set when loaded by itself will boot fine, i.e. I can boot up with 2GB total or 4GB total but when I go for 6 total I get the beeps and no boot.
I am a novice at this but I noticed another bios release for this board that looks like it "might" address this problem but I would like an expert out there to weigh in.
The new bios fixes these problems:
About This BIOS:
February 16, 2007
SATA RAID info:
Intel® RAID for SATA - v188.8.131.522
Marvell 88SE6145 SATA BIOS – v184.108.40.206
PXE UNDI: Initializing Intel® Boot Agent GE v1.2.28
PXE Base Code: Intel® Boot Agent GE v1.2.42
Intel® Active Management Technology info:
Intel® AMT BX Firmware: v1.2.3
Added support for ACPI Serial Port Console Redirection (SPCR)
table for AMT SOL.
Added support for Windows Vista* Media Center OCUR Host Firmware
Added fix for ITK where Parallel Port is always hidden.
Added fix for Windows Vista* where EBIOSPost.exe had error while
returning EBU status.
Does the last line look like it is the issue to you? I don't know what the heck an 'EBU' status is.
Edited by N194MW, 24 February 2007 - 01:26 PM.