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8gb of ram only 4gb are usable ?

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: MSI
System Model: MS-7693
BIOS: BIOS Date: 03/15/13 09:19:43 Ver: 04.06.05
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor (6 CPUs), ~3.5GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4046MB RAM
Page File: 2013MB used, 6075MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
there are my specs. I have just built the pc. I have removed and placed the ram multiple times and still get the same issue.
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  1. I have the same. I've found no way to fix it. Others report the same.
  2. Best answer
    Have you updated your board ( MSI 970A-G45 )' BIOS to the newest version? They seems to increase memory compatibility : http://www.msi.com/product/mb/970A-G45.html#/?div=BIOS
  3. Hmm lets try testing those RAM:

    - Link removed for suspected Malware content -
    - Manofchalk

    Download the above, and after wards, run it and in the memory button press ALL. what number do you see ? it should grab all the usable free memory and utilize it for benchmarking

    Is that number less than 4 GB or more than 4 GB ?

    is your windows 7 legit ?

    Where did you find this column? Available OS Memory: 4046MB RAM? from what page ?
  4. Madn3ss795 said:
    Have you updated your board ( MSI 970A-G45 )' BIOS to the newest version? They seems to increase memory compatibility : http://www.msi.com/product/mb/970A-G45.html#/?div=BIOS


    Anonymous said:
    Hmm lets try testing those RAM:

    - Link removed for suspected Malware content -
    - Manofchalk

    Download the above, and after wards, run it and in the memory button press ALL. what number do you see ? it should grab all the usable free memory and utilize it for benchmarking

    Is that number less than 4 GB or more than 4 GB ?

    is your windows 7 legit ?

    Where did you find this column? Available OS Memory: 4046MB RAM? from what page ?

    Thanks, but it was my bios that needed an update. Thanks for the help though
  5. Did it work now? Try getting speccy to have more elaborate specs.
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