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4 (2x2gb) Ram Cards Only Reading Half

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December 9, 2013 12:28:22 PM

4x Mushkin Enhanced 996587B (2x2gb)
Asus M4A77D Motherboard
Windows 7 64bit

I have done everything I can think of, but none of my cards are reading correctly. All four slots are working fine, but no matter the configuration of placements or how many I put in, they each only read as if there were only 2gb in them. With all four in, the motherboard finds 8gb. With one, it finds 2gb. I inherited the computer from a friend, and when I checked at the time this summer it read as though I had 16gb. Now it only reads 8gb and it's getting on my nerves. Any ideas?
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December 9, 2013 12:43:49 PM

am i missing something here? you have 4 chips, each 2gig? and you want them to add up to 16gig?

4 slots x 2g chips = 8gig? i dont see how anything can add up to 16 gig. unless my headache is preventing me from doing correct math...
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December 9, 2013 12:48:56 PM

daswilhelm said:
am i missing something here? you have 4 chips, each 2gig? and you want them to add up to 16gig?

4 slots x 2g chips = 8gig? i dont see how anything can add up to 16 gig. unless my headache is preventing me from doing correct math...


I'm sorry if I didn't make it clear. I have four individual cards, each of them 4gb in total. However, they're all 2x2gb cards. What's happening is my motherboard stopped recognizing 2gb from each card and I can't seem to find a fix, or even a similar problem, anywhere else.
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December 9, 2013 12:50:07 PM

2x2g doesn't mean you have a 4g chip, it means you have 2, 2g chips. your system is reading 8gig, because that's exactly what you have.
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December 9, 2013 12:53:49 PM

daswilhelm said:
2x2g doesn't mean you have a 4g chip, it means you have 2, 2g chips. your system is reading 8gig, because that's exactly what you have.


Thank you.
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December 9, 2013 12:55:31 PM

no problem. if this is a gaming system, you dont need more than 8g anyway. if you do photo/video editing or graphic design and want to go to 16g, get your self an 8gx2 kit. thats 2(two) 8gig chips.
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