Hello. I'm new to this community, and probaly NOT the most computer savvy person on the block.
Anyway, I've spent days (unsuccessfully) trying to solve a problem, and decided to turn to people
who know much more about these things than I do.
Here it goes:
I'm using an older (3 yrs. old actually) motherboard (Intel DP43TF) with an
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU (Q6600 @ 2.40 GHz). I just had my computer converted
from Win XP home, 4 gig Ram @ 667MHz, 32 bit, to Win 7 64 bit, and it runs great!
I bought 4 Patriot 4-gig 800 MHz memory (sticks, modules, cards?) whatever
they're called,to install, and bring me up to 16 gig.The memory meets all of the
specifications of the Intel DP43TF Motherboard.
All of the memory shows up in the Bios as installed at 16 gig @ 800MHz speed. However, now my
computer won't boot. My work around (eventually) was to install one of the original 1 gig cards(667MHz)
in the 1st "A" slot, leaving the other (3) 4 gig cards intact so the computer would run all the cards @ 667MHz,
giving me 13 gig of Ram @ 667 MHz. This works! The computer boots,and runs fine, but I'm running at 667MHz
with 13 gig, instead of 800MHz with 16 gig.
I've tried to update the bios from version NBG4310H.86A.0051 to NBG4310H.86A.0107,
but this is what happens. I run the update software, it goes through the updateprocedure, the PC comes
back on with a Update successful, I press OK, and everything
looks good. I check the bios, and nothing has updated at all.. same old version.
Any help or ideas will be greatly appreciated. BTW, is there a way to use all four 4gig cards, and
just change the speed from 800 MHz to 667MHz? I couldn't find a way to do this.
Specifications: Windows 7 64 bit
Motherboard = Intel DP43TF Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40 GHz
My Current version:
NEW 4 gig cards:
240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Tech Spec
DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
PC2-6400 (800MHz) dual Data Rate
240-Pin Dual in-line memory module
2 Rank Double-sided module
7.8US Refresh Interval (8192 CYCLES/64MS)
1.8V Power Requirement
Auto and self refresh capability
PCB height: 1181(mil)
Serial Presence-Detect (SPD)
RoHS Compliant Manufacturer Warranty