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Memory & MB Issue - 4.00 GB (3.25 usable)

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November 9, 2011 7:57:06 AM

Hello,

I have been building a PC from some spares from work and I am having an issue with the MB not recognising all of the memory. I had the same issue with another PC which had an Asus MB which is why I switched to one with an Intel DP965LT which can take up to 8GB. I am running Windows 7 64bit and have included part of a Sisoft Sandra report below to help.

Can anyone help with the following questions:

1) Is there a way to fix this memory issue so it is all usable?

2) This MB has a LG775 Socket with Pentium D 2.66GHz processor. What is the maximum upgrade on this socket type?

Thanks in advance for any advice or help. I am happy to respond with further info if it would help.

Russ

SiSoftware Sandra

Mainboard
Manufacturer : Intel
Multi-Processor (MP) Support : No
Multi-Processing (MPS) Version : 1.40
Model : DP965LT
Version : AAD41694-209
Serial Number : AZLT713003PD
Asset Tag : Base Board Asset Tag
Location in Chassis : Base Board Chassis Location

Mainboard Properties
Removable : No
Replaceable : Yes
Hot Swap : No

On-board Devices
Intel(R) GMA X3000 Video Device : Video Adapter (Disabled)
Intel(R) 82566DC Gigabit Ethernet Device : Ethernet Adapter (Enabled)
Intel(R) High Definition Audio Device : Sound Adapter (Enabled)

Computer Memory Controller
Location : Mainboard
Error Correction Capability : None
Number of Memory Slots : 4
Maximum Installable Memory : 8GB
CHAN A DIMM 0 - J6H1 : Kingston 0x000000000000000000000000000000000000 0x6503517D Unknown DIMM Synchronous DDR2 1GB/64 @ 533MHz
CHAN A DIMM 1 - J6H2 : Kingston 0x4B0000000000000000000000000000000000 0xB524F9A5 Unknown DIMM Synchronous DDR2 1GB/64 @ 533MHz
CHAN B DIMM 0 - J6J1 : Kingston 0x000000000000000000000000000000000000 0x6A03537D Unknown DIMM Synchronous DDR2 1GB/64 @ 533MHz
CHAN B DIMM 1 - J6J2 : Kingston 0x4B0000000000000000000000000000000000 0xB424D7A5 Unknown DIMM Synchronous DDR2 1GB/64 @ 533MHz

Chipset
Model : Intel P965/G965 Memory Controller Hub
OEM Device Name : Intel P965/G965 Memory Controller Hub
Revision : A3
Bus : Intel AGTL+
Front Side Bus Speed : 4x 266MHz (1GHz)
Maximum FSB Speed : 4x 400MHz (1.6GHz)
Width : 64-bit
I/O Queue Depth : 12 request(s)
Maximum Bus Bandwidth : 8.31GB/s
Maximum Power : 9.500W

Chipset 1 Hub Interface
Type : DMI (Direct Media Interface)
Version : 1.00
Number of Ports : 4
In/Out Width : 4-bit / 4-bit
Duplex : Yes
Multiplier : 3x
Speed : 100MHz

Logical/Chipset Memory Banks
Bank 0 : 1GB DIMM DDR2
Bank 1 : 1GB DIMM DDR2
Bank 2 : 1GB DIMM DDR2
Bank 3 : 1GB DIMM DDR2
Maximum Installable Memory : 8GB
Supported Memory Types : DIMM DDR2
Memory Bus Speed : 2x 266MHz (532MHz)
Maximum Memory Speed : 2x 533MHz (1GHz)
Width : 64-bit
FMAX - Fast Memory Access Support : No
Power Save Mode : No
Fixed Hole Present : No

APIC 1
Version : 2.00
Multiplier : 1/2x
Maximum Interrupts : 24
IRQ Handler Engaged : Yes
Enhanced Support : Yes

Memory Module
Manufacturer : Kingston
Serial Number : 6503517D
Type : 1GB DIMM DDR2
Technology : 16x(64Mx8)
Speed : PC2-5300U DDR2-666
Standard Timings : 5-5-5-15 3-20-5-3
Version : 1.02
Date of Manufacture : 26 March 2007
Memory DC Line : 1.800V
Timing @ 333MHz : 5-5-5-15 3-20-5-3
Timing @ 267MHz : 4-4-4-12 2-16-4-2
Timing @ 200MHz : 3-3-3-9 2-12-3-2

Memory Module
Manufacturer : Kingston
Model : K
Serial Number : B524F9A5
Type : 1GB DIMM DDR2
Technology : 16x(64Mx8)
Speed : PC2-3200U DDR2-400
Standard Timings : 3-3-3-8 2-11-3-2
Version : 1.00
Date of Manufacture : 17 September 2005
Memory DC Line : 1.800V
Timing @ 200MHz : 5-3-3-8 2-11-3-2
Timing @ 200MHz : 4-3-3-8 2-11-3-2
Timing @ 200MHz : 3-3-3-8 2-11-3-2

Memory Module
Manufacturer : Kingston
Serial Number : 6A03537D
Type : 1GB DIMM DDR2
Technology : 16x(64Mx8)
Speed : PC2-5300U DDR2-666
Standard Timings : 5-5-5-15 3-20-5-3
Version : 1.02
Date of Manufacture : 26 March 2007
Memory DC Line : 1.800V
Timing @ 333MHz : 5-5-5-15 3-20-5-3
Timing @ 267MHz : 4-4-4-12 2-16-4-2
Timing @ 200MHz : 3-3-3-9 2-12-3-2

Memory Module
Manufacturer : Kingston
Model : K
Serial Number : B424D7A5
Type : 1GB DIMM DDR2
Technology : 16x(64Mx8)
Speed : PC2-3200U DDR2-400
Standard Timings : 3-3-3-8 2-11-3-2
Version : 1.00
Date of Manufacture : 17 September 2005
Memory DC Line : 1.800V
Timing @ 200MHz : 5-3-3-8 2-11-3-2
Timing @ 200MHz : 4-3-3-8 2-11-3-2
Timing @ 200MHz : 3-3-3-8 2-11-3-2

Sensor
Model : Intel Corporation DP965LT QST
Version : 5.00
Mainboard Specific Support : Yes

Sensor
Model : Intel Core CPU [P1, C2]
Version : 15.06
Mainboard Specific Support : No

Temperature Sensor(s)
Board Temperature : 33.62°C
CPU Temperature : 9.00°C
ICH/PCH/Aux 2 Temperature : 48.00°C
MCH/Memory/Board Temperature 2 : 46.25°C

Cooling Device(s)
Auto Fan Speed Control : No
Chassis Fan : 830rpm
Chassis Fan : 30%
CPU Fan : 908rpm
CPU Fan : 20%

Voltage Sensor(s)
CPU DC Line : 1.188V
CPU 2/Aux DC Line : 1.257V
+3.3V DC Line : 3.335V
+5V DC Line : 5.074V
+12V DC Line : 12.070V

System Bus(es) on Hub 1
Version : 2.30
System Bus 0 : PCI
System Bus 1 : PCIe 1.00 x16 2.5Gbps
System Bus 2 : PCIe 1.00 x1 2.5Gbps
System Bus 3 : PCIe 1.00 x1 2.5Gbps
System Bus 4 : PCIe 1.00 x1 2.5Gbps
System Bus 5 : PCIe 1.00 x1 2.5Gbps
System Bus 6 : PCIe 1.00 x1 2.5Gbps
System Bus 7 : PCI66
System Bus 8 : AGP

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a c 128 } Memory
November 9, 2011 9:03:21 AM

With bios version 1698, I recommend the q6600 or q6700; don't pay more than $100 for such an old motherboard processor. For a flash program, search Intel's website. http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-Intel/DP965LT.html. For ram and cpu upgrades, check craigslist or anandtech's for sale forum (registration required). For ram, you can use up to 4 sticks of 2 gb pc6400, but I don't recommend you spend so much for such an old board, especially when 8 gb of ddr3 is going for as low as $25. 3.25 gb is plenty to run most applications. My old boards all showed the same usable ram as yours with 32 or 64 bit windows 7 and 4 gb of ram installed.
November 9, 2011 9:22:35 AM

Thanks for the info, that is a great help. I will definitely check out the craigslist as well.
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a b } Memory
November 9, 2011 9:33:12 AM

It appears you are running miss matched memory.
The timings and manufacturing dates are off and made 2years apart.
You may not get all 4 sticks to work because of the different timings.
The motherboard can not set a speed that will work for all 4 dimms.
Try with just 2 matched dimms, the ones from 2007 in matching slots.
a b } Memory
November 9, 2011 9:45:51 AM

What Rick said.
November 9, 2011 9:57:26 AM

ahh, rookie mistake <shamefaced>
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