Unbelieveable, Intel released a new Bios Version 312 and still the same problem!!
So come on Intel, why aren't you reading your own forum? We are testing your SW and Bios, give you feedback about problems and what is happening?....Nothing!!
I' am really disappointed
The problem appears only if I use 2 memory sticks 2x2GB. If I remove one stick, the board is booting fine. It seems to be a problem with 4GB memory configuration and some Video cards.
I did not have any problem with bios version 293 and 0310. However 0312 resulted in some minor bug that needs to be addressed in future bios update. My video card is a Radeon 4670. This is the difference between you system and mine. But I could not ascertain if this is the reason for your problem with the bios.
Thanks for your respond.
How much RAM do you have totally with your 2 Kingston sticks?
I think the problem is if I use 4 GB ram and with certain video cards with certain video ram. The video cards using memory adresses just below 4 GB and I think there is a compatibility problem between it and the mainboard.
In the release notes for the bios updates for version 293 can be found:
- Freed up 256MB of system memory when 3GB or more memory is installed.
And exactly since this version my problem exists. So I really think it is a compatibility problem.
Here is an update of the problem. 312 do not produce the usual beep when you boot the computer. So going back to 310 is not a problem to my system. However, flashing back to 293 or below will result to a blank screen. A blinking cursor at the top left portion of the screen is the only activity you'll observed. Using F2 to go into bios does not work. Installing a fresh OS will not work. Booting with the DVD/CD drive and usb also will not work. I have investigated on the blank screen, the F2, the HD, and the boot problem and have solve it by using a blank HD and installing a new OS. I replaced the existing one with the new one and install a fresh new OS. Now it is fully working and I can go back to older bios version (I'm using 251 now). It would seem that something changed the bios so that it cannot locate the boot sector of the old HD, and other drives so that it will result to a blank screen.
Here is an update to the updates: Bios 312 and IDU
Jan 6 IDU 126.96.36.199.22 came out but it cannot be installed since there is no setup.exe included.
Jan 7 IDU 3.1.2.022 still the same file but now includes the setup.exe file. This is now installable.
Can this be true also to Bios 312? That is, the defect had been silently resolved?
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I'm the original poster and I finally got the nerve to try an update to Bios 312 on my DP55WB.
Again, it will only boot, if I take out one of the memory sticks, leaving only one 2GB module.
With both modules in, it will not even begin to post.
Bios 251 works OK with both modules in Dimm0 (primary slots).
I'm going to try different memory module settings and also try the other two memory slots.
I noticed that the Intel specs for memory, on these boards, say that the 2GB modules should be single sided (chips on one side only). My Gskill modules have chips on both sides. Maybe that's the issue?
I'll report on any results.
Updating my post above.
Tried all sorts of voltage settings, timings and speeds, but nothing worked to allow the two 2GB memory modules. Only one in Dimm 0 worked with BIOS 312.
Could not post with one in the secondary memory slot either (Dimm 1).
So now BIOS's 293, 310 and 312, will not even begin to post with 2 memory modules.
I reverted back to Bios 251 and it runs fine with both modules, even at 1600 mhz !!!
Wonder what they did to change the memory setup in these newer Bios's???