Re: RAM isn't recognized correctly after bios update to 3.10 (Asrock p67 pro3)
Thanks for the response. I have updated my signature to include my system specs. The only thing not included is my DVD burner, as I don't know the brand or any pertinent details. Note that the PSU is slightly underpowered for the recommendations provided by nVidia for dual 580s; however, until the BIOS update everything was detected and worked perfectly. In the course of my work, I've also been in touch with one of the marketing heads at nVidia and he assured me that the PSU was capable of running my system stably. (Sorry, people tend to jump to the PSU before considering other options and I know definitively that power isn't the cause of this issue).
I attempted to load the special bios sent by kudlaty using an empty FAT32 partition (but for the bios file), as I don't have a USB drive or floppy anymore. It loads the Instant Flash utility fine but says "no image file detected." Any ideas on why this would occur? I've sent in a support ticket to ASRock and am waiting to hear back.
Noob question, though: When previous posters have referred to ASRock sending them a new BIOS chip, are they referring to the CMOS battery? I would imagine so but I'd like to be sure.
Thank you all for your help. This is mightily frustrating. You would think that this issue would have been caught in QA. As it stands, I feel as if I've been robbed of $50 in RAM, even if most programs don't utilize it all yet.
All the Best,
CPU: i5-2500k @ 3.3GHz Stock Speed
RAM: 16GB DDR3 G-Skill Ripjaws (8GB Detected Since BIOS Update)
HDD: (2) 500GB Western Digital 7200 RPM HDDs
Motherboard: ASRock P67 Extreme4, BIOS version 2.0 (tried downgrading from 3.1 with no luck)
GPU: (2) nVidia 580 GTX
PSU: 850 Watt OCZ Performance, Gold Rated
OS: Windows 7 64-bit