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Windows CP and 2GB DDR Dual Channel booting issue! HELP!!

by cpnbnanamn / August 4, 2010 6:01 PM PDT

Ok. I'm trying to upgrade a desktop machine to 2 Gb of memory. I bought 2 sticks of matched DDR PC3200 memory to match the MB requirements. The BIOS will see the memory, as Single Channel or Dual Channel, depending on where I place the second stick. Fine. That works. Booting to the OS doesn't. In any mode. I get a boot loop.

I've got the latest version of the BIOS and also latest version of the chipset drivers for the board, and I'm running SP3. I know that XP supports up to 4Gb in the 32-bit version of the OS.

I can boot the machine on one stick of the same memory (I'm on it now, just down a Gig of RAM)regardless of what slot it's in.
What am I missing?


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