Ok got manual infront of me. Shows how to install ram and that they must be similar speeds, all the basic info etc that we kno.. thats it. Im downloading some bios update utility via gigabyte website now and i will try the editing cmd buisiness tommorow as im going to work soon.
So it seems that even if i get a new board which will be DFI that has 4 slots, i will have to use 2 duel sticks of 1gb each and 2 x 512 duel chan sticks if i want 3gb...? :/
No all your RAM should be the same size, type and latency for optimal addressing. I wouldn't recommend using different sizes these days. Treat yourself, go for 4 gig.
The gigabyte @BIOS utility is a pretty simple thing to use just make sure you don't have anything else running when you do it cos it'll be a hell of a biyatch worse to sort out if another program decides to use all your CPU and @BIOS can't finish the flash.
Sometimes gigabyte don't put the BIOS on their website but @BIOS can pick it up off the update server, you should probably try that.
For optimum performance ya, but I would atleast expect the mobo to identify the amount of memory put in it even if u used 256m, 512m & a 1g stick. Sure the speeds will be all over the place (well sync to the lowest), but the quantity should still be available.
WOOHOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11 updated bios through that @bios thing, seemed fine, restarted and i see 3gb ram!!!! straight into bios, all these new options for overlocking, tweaking memory etc etc loads windows fine and its all perfeecctooooo.
Thinking of getting the DFi lanparty Ultra D 754 and the x2 3800 and oc it to around 2.8 with my nice water kit, just worried about microsoft, if they wont let me activate my vista then im 100% screwed.