crisisfromthesk Posted January 15, 2006 Share Posted January 15, 2006 Hi, I recently built a new PC based on an ASUS A8N-E. I'm currently running an Athlon64 3700+ (San Diego). I also purchased 2 512MB sticks of dual channel XMS3200XL. However, I am only able to run one of the sticks at a time. When I originally built the PC it worked ok with 2 sticks, in the blue slots as specified in the manual. However, it got worse and worse until now it will not POST with the 2 sticks in (I believe I get one long beep followed by 2 short beeps). I have tested both sticks with Microsoft Memtest and they both appear fine. They both work individually, and I'm currently running with just one stick. However, it is very frustrating to have forked out for this expensive low latency RAM and only to be able to use half of it. Am I looking at a compatibility issue here, or is the motherboard likely to be at fault? I have checked the ASUS qualified vendors list, but it is unclear whether this exact memory is compatible. I was putting off sending the board back in case there was a BIOS update, but I have just updated to the latest BIOS version 1010. It booted once then failed straight away. Would it be best to try the 2 sticks in the other slots (the black ones)? Is there anything else I could try, or has anyone else encountered this issue? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Ben Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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