Also if anyone has exp with similar setup and care to share sage tweaks and settings i am all ears!
I got some new memory for my GA-P55A-UD4P motherboard. So, I got some Kingston which in general the Gigabyte motherboards support. below we have another line and only Bank 1 and 2 are accepted. Having Linux only, that's a bit of a challenge to run DOS or MS-Windows... Looking around I see that it should support either a Floppy, a USB drive or a hard drive. Checking that Flash drive with fdisk, I notice that it's not so good. Also, I made it bootable with a version of Free DOS2 and the Flash file from the upgrade package offered by Gigabyte. the latest news: I was able to update my BIOS (finally! The syslinux system does not seem to be capable of booting Free DOS.
Warning: Because BIOS flashing is potentially risky, if you do not encounter problems using the current version of BIOS, it is recommended that you not flash the BIOS. Inadequate BIOS flashing may result in system malfunction.But check this out: Sometimes (4/10) it take less than a minute to boot to Windows, like it should always done !!I don't know if it is an hardware problem or Windows 7. I have been working in IT for several years and have build a lot PC before this one, but I cant get this boot fix up.Thus, I finally decided that I'd have to make do with only 8Gb and got 2 x 4Gb sticks for my board.That works greatly, but it is sad that I cannot get 4 x 4Gb... Got to place a blame too From my research, the problems with the memory are either due to bad memory (not gold plated...) which after testing with 3 different types is not a good answer to my point of view, or the P55 chipset from Intel.