View Full Version : ASUS M2N-E recognizes half of the memory
01-29-2008, 12:18 PM
I just tried installing PSD24G800K (2X2GB DIMMS) into an ASUS M2N-E motherboard. When I boot the computer and go into the BIOS, only half of the memory capacity (2GB instead of 4GB) is recognized as being installed and useable. I tried installing only one of the 2GB DIMMS from the kit, and got the same result, only half (1GB) was recognized as being installed and useable. I have tried using different slots on the motherboard with the same result. Why is only half of the memory being recognized?
01-29-2008, 05:27 PM
can you tell me how many chips is on the memory? also do you have a different system to test the memory on to see if it will still report it as a 1GB memory per stick?
01-19-2009, 03:02 PM
I have the same issue with my Patrot Memory and a Asus M2N-Sli Deluxe...
it reports only half of the memory.....I have two sticks of 1 gig pc2 5300 or
PDC21gig 5300 llk mem...I even went into the asus bios and manuall set the timmings to 4-4-4-12 1T at 667 mhz....Awesome article on this RAM and timmings here http://www.guru3d.com/article/patriot-pc25300-2gb-ddr2-memory/1 but alias it shows as half in bios.....Looking through the heat sinks I can see 8 mem modules per stick...:eek:
01-19-2009, 07:55 PM
When you plug in 1 stick, does it only report it at 512mb in the BIOS then? Can you also check it in Windows and with CPU-Z under memory tab to see if it that reports 512mb with one stick and 1024mb with 2 sticks?
Because you see 8 chips on each module, it does sound like you might have the right configuration modules (64x8) and misprogrammed SPDs.
For some boards running over 2GB, you might have to enable a feature called Memory Remap which allows you to see over 2GB. However, because you only have 2GB's total I don't think this is the case.
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