14 Replies Latest reply: Feb 13, 2013 2:06 PM by john6621
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I started with a MacPro 1.1 and upgraded the following:
1. CPU from 2/dual-core to 2/quad x5355
2. upgrade graphic card to ATI Radeon 5770
3. added additional hard drive, seagate barracuda 7200 3 TB
4. memory from 6GB to 16GB
5. And after upgrade, updated firmware to 2.1 to recognize CPU


Everything went well with all the installation. BUT I noticed a red light on my lower memory board, DIMM1. (don't know if it was always there and never noticed before)  Also noticed that it showed in "About This Mac", as 16GB but in the Activity Monitor it was showing only 8GB. I tried switching the memory from top to bottom and even switch the board but I still get the red light in the lower memory board. It seems it's not reading or recognizing the lower memory board according to the Activity Monitor although it showing as 16GB in the About This Mac.


Second thing I noticed was that according to the Temperature Monitor the lower memory DIMM 3 and 4 were showing up really high 127C. So I took out all the memory and just placed 2/2GB, slot AB at top and 2/2GB, slot AB at the bottom. Red light is still there and it now shows only 4GB in the Activity Monitor. Still not reading the lower memory board. So I placed 4/2GB on top and 2/2GB on bottom, and it shows at 8GB. Now I just have 4/2GB on top only.


I tried everything possible and googled for answers without any results. I even reset PMU and nothing. I don't think it's the memory cause I switch them around in every different way in pairs. I don't think it's the memory board cause I tried switching them from top to bottom and also used a new board as well. Still not recognizing the lower memory board.


I finally ran a hardware test and "4SNS/1/4000001:TMBS" came up. I think this has something to do with the memory temperature sensor? Any idea what this error is and how to correct it?  I could really use some help....

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)