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Mobo can only see 2 gb ram

By foreverzero89
Sep 15, 2009
  1. can i flash the bios to make it see more? and actually work and boot? specs are in the drop down.
     
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    According to Intel's own specs 2 gigs is the maximum your board is designed for.
     
  3. foreverzero89

    foreverzero89 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 217

    yea i saw that. but when i was looking at this other thread i got the idea that maybe if i flashed the bios i could get more. thanks for the response.
     
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Did you check to see if 1) they have an updated BIOS for your motherboard and 2) if they do will it allow you to increase the amount of RAM?
     
  5. foreverzero89

    foreverzero89 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 217

    intels site is kind of confusing. im having trouble finding the description of what the BIOS update does.
     
  6. foreverzero89

    foreverzero89 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 217

  7. foreverzero89

    foreverzero89 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 217

    these are the updates:

    PRODUCT: D102GGC2 (Standard BIOS)
    BIOS Version 1087
    About This BIOS:
     January 30, 2007
     GC11020M.86A.1087.2007.0130.1451
     OPROM Revision:
    VBIOS :008.050i.057.000
    RAID :4.2.79
    PXE :2.16
    New Fixes/Features:
     Fixed slow performance issue with 256MB memory in DIMM2.
     Fixed multilanguage display of CPU temperature in setup.
     Fixed issue where certain DVD drive was not detected.
     Add SLP 2.0 support
     Fixed parallel port option missing in ITK.
     Restored IGD register after S3 resume.
     Restored Verb Table after S3 resume.
     Disabled USB OHCI/EHCI MSI capability.
    BIOS Version 1084
    About This BIOS:
     November 10, 2006
     GC11020M.86A.1084.2006.1110.1012
     OPROM Revision:
    VBIOS: 008.050i.057.000
    PXE: 2.16
    New Fixes/Features:
     Fixed issue where system can’t enter S4.
     Fixed issue if User access level is set to limited, user can
    still change front panel audio setting.
     Fixed issue where wrong CPU badge is displayed.
     Fixed issue where wrong L2 cache is displayed.
     Updated VBIOS to version 008.050i.057.000
     Removed early power button check.
     Added IGD UMA Size item in setup.
     Fixed IDE Controller disable no function issue.
     Fixed issue where certain hard drives can't boot.
     Fixed problem when no PS/2 device is connected.
     Fixed issue if suspend mode is set to S1 then USB keyboard and
    mouse can't wake the system.
     Fixed issue where certain drive imaging software CD can't boot.
     Fixed issue where certain drive imaging software can't execute
    from a LAN boot environment.
    *Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.
     Fixed issue where the installation of Virtual PC* 2004 SP1 will
    cause system to restart.
     Changed SATA device string in setup.
    BIOS Version 1074
    About This BIOS:
     August 10, 2006
     GC11020M.86A.1074.2006.0810.1357
    New Fixes/Features:
     Fixed issue where PS/2 keyboard is lost when resuming from
    S1/S3.
     Fixed issue where certain hard drives are not detected.
     Fixed issue where Boot to Optical Devices did not function.
     Add Serial Port Enable/Disable option.
     Fixed onboard VGA abnormal display at the first boot.
    BIOS Version 1073
    About This BIOS:
     July 10, 2006
     GC11020M.86A.1073.2006.0710.1955
    New Fixes/Features:
     Added SurroundView Feature with Onboard VGA setup option.
     Added Wake on Ring functionality.
     Added support for SST49LF040B flash part.
     Fixed issue where CMOS battery low message displays
    intermittently and resulting CMOS checksum error issue.
     Fixed detection issue of certain SATA drive during system
    reboot.
     Fixed PS2 keyboard and mouse wake up issue from S1.
     Fixed ZIP Emulation issue when changing ZIP emulation type.
     Fixed issue with power button after S4 Resume.
     Fixed SATA CDROM detection issue for certain CDROMs.
     Fixed issue in BIOS Setup where the display would not refresh
    when pressing F9 to load defaults.
     Added PMIO Register 0x7C bit5 setting for aging test.
    BIOS Version 1065
    About This BIOS:
     May 4, 2006
     GC11020M.86A.1065.2006.0502.1638
    New Fixes/Features:
     Initial release
     
  8. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Where would you put the extra memory. How many slots do you have.
    I doubt if you will ever be able to use more than 2 GB, even if detected, unless you switch to VISTA or Windows 7
     
  9. foreverzero89

    foreverzero89 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 217

    i have 2 mem slots running only one 2 gig stick, i have another 2 gig stick id like to use. running windows 7 32 bit. considering going to win7 64(my P4 can handle it).
     
  10. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Your problem may be with Windows XP. It will definitely not run in 4 GB of memory. On some machines (but I have never seen one) it will supposedly run on 3.5 GB...

    You might try 2 GB in one slot, and 1 GB in the other slot. I think that will work and give you 3 GB all together... but performance may suffer.

    BIOS or NO, the computer with WXP will not run 4 GB.
     
  11. foreverzero89

    foreverzero89 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 217

    i don't have XP. i am running windows se7en 32 bit and can run 64 if want cause my P4 supports it.
     
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