will dedicated motherboard memory exceed total ram capacity?

hi guys , i have just brought kingston hyper x black 16gb (2x8gb) 1600mhz ddr3 to upgrade from my corsair xms3 4gb (2x2gb) 1333 mhz (this is running at 1600mhz because of overclocked cpu) and i am having trouble getting it to work, i am using a gigabyte h55m-ud2h mb which has a total ram capacity of 16gb but in the bios it says that i have MORE THAN 16000KB so i was wondering if the dedicated memory on the motherboard is pushing it over the total ram capcity?

what happens - with new ram

my pc gets to where it boots up the os and stops and stays on that screen, then i restart the pc and it comes up with new hardware found and gives me the options to system restore or start windows normaly. i have hav cleared the bios cache mulitple times and have done a hard reset by taking the battery out and still no luck.

sysytem spec

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1

Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd -H55M-UD2H
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.9GHz
cpu fan : Venom Pico Compact CPU Cooler

Old Memory: corsair xms3 4gb (2x2gb) 10666 - 1333-1600Mhz

New memory: kingston hyper black x 16gb (2x8gb) 12800 1600MHz

Graphics: : ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series

Psu : OCZ stealth stream 2 600w

[b]this info is from motherboard manual


4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory (Note 1)
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for DDR3 2200+/1800/1600/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules
Support for non-ECC memory modules
Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules

* To reach DDR3 2200 MHz and above, you are required to use with Intel Core i7/Core i5 CPU without HD Graphics and install a discrete graphics card.

When using Intel Core i5/Core i3/ Pentium CPU with HD Graphics, the maximum memory speed supported is 1666 MHz

thanks for any help in advanced
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  1. There is no dedicated memory on the motherboard. Did you remove the old memory, all 4 DIMMs, or did you leave some of that memory installed?

    Try this. Power the system down. Disconnect all power sources (powered speakers, monitor cable, power cable). Press the power button to discharge any residual power stored in the system.

    Open the case. Remove the motherboard battery (keep in mind which side goes up). Wait 1 minute. Pop battery back into place.

    Make sure all old memory is removed and only the new memory is installed. Once verified, reverse these directions and reassemble/reconnect everything.

    Power the system on. Your BIOS will be in its default configuration. Enter your BIOS and adjust settings as desired. However, I recommend leaving your memory and CPU settings at the default "AUTO" settings for now.

    Verify that the system recognizes all of your memory. Report back with the results.
  2. i have tried multiple combinations with both sets of ram , putting in one of each 1 2gb and 1 8gb, just trying 1 8gb and tryin both combinations on the dims 1 and 3 , 2and 4 and still no luck with the new ram. i hav done a hard cmos reset by taking the battery out before but i will try that again now.

    thanks for your help
  3. For some reason,I can't access any Gigabyte websites right now. But, looking at the Kingston site, no 8GB DIMMs are listed as compatible with your motherboard. It looks like you config will not work properly with your new memory. See here:

    http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/search?DeviceType=7&Mfr=GIG&Line=GA-H55M-UD2H&Model=61069
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