IS there a problem with runnign 4 GB of ram on a p5n32E SLI?
I was having serious instability problems - I pulled out 2 sticks and now have 2 GB and it runs fine - swapped the 2 and it still runs fine so I don't think its a memory failure.
Someone mentioned they heard that there is a problem when using all four slots on this board - is there anything I should know?
Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 2.66Ghz 1066FSB 4MB Cache
Asus P5N32-E Sli ATX nforce 680i Motherboard
Mushkin 1GB DDRII 800(PC-6400) x 4 ( CL 4-5-4-11)
Western Digital 74GB Raptor 10000rpm SATA150 Hard Disk
Western Digital 320GB 7200rpm SATAII Hard Disk
Sony 18X DVD+-RW (Double Layer) SATA
XFX Geforce 8800 GTX XXX Version Graphic Card
Cooler Master CA-RC830B CM Stacker 830 (Black)
2theMax GPX600 Max 850W Power Supply (Power Management)
Zalman CNP 9500 AT CPU COOLER
Razer Barracuda AC-1
XP PRO SP2
That is a loaded system. Have you ever gone into the bios and checked to see what the voltage rails are reading? Are they within a 10% tolerance? Have you tried upping your ddr2 voltage? Have you installed one stick at a time and run memtest86 to see if you have a possible bad stick? Sometimes motherboards can be picky about certain brands of ram. And using 4 GB can be hit and miss as well.