Here in a nut shell are my two main issues with my new build. I have an Average knowledge of Hardware etc.
-Restarts from BIOS cause my Computer to be hung up on the VGA part of Boot sequence (at least what it shows in Q-LED's)
-With 8gb of DDR3 installed (4x2GB) only 3.24 GB is acting as Usable and 4.8GB in Hardware.
Here are my specs:
CPU: I7 860 2.8GHZ @ 2.8GHZ
Mobo: Asus Maximus Formula III
BIOS: 901 (Just flashed for latest update)
GPU: XFX 5870 @ Stock
RAM: (4X2GB) Patriot Sector 5 1333mhz @ 1066MHZ (Having trouble getting it to 1333mhz at Stock Timings)PS
PSU: Corsair HX850W Modular
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate - X64 - 64-bit
Couple other small cards like Sound card etc but nothing that should be causing these issues.
Main issue is the RAM, I don't reboot from BIOS that often so it isn't a big deal though I would like to fix it.
I have read up on the RAM issue and it appears to be a thing to do With Windows 7 or something, and it said to make sure that Memory Remap is turned off in BIOS which I managed to find in Advanced-Chipset. When I disabled this it remapped even more of my Memory, before I had 4GB usable now I have 3.24Gb which I think is the magic number 32Bit use.
Just tried 2 and 3 sticks and went and looked on Asus.
1 Stick: 2Gb Installed and all 2GB was usable
2 Sticks: 4Gb Installed and only 2Gb was usable
3 Sticks: 6Gb installed and only 4Gb was Usable
4Sticks: 8Gb installed and only 4Gb was usable
Went on Asus and it explained something about how the Motherboard reserved memory for its various parts and PCI-Express cards etc, but that doesn't explain why it sucks less memory when I have 1-3 Sticks installed and more then I have 4 sticks installed.. Then I read an article about older chipsets the 915G being limited to 4GB of usable Memory but still doesn't link up.