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cant figure out how much ram i have

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January 4, 2014 3:11:37 PM

hey guys i was trying to figure out an issue im having with my ram ( i think its an issue?) I am currently running windows 7 home premium and i have 2 sticks of ram
each stick is a Corsair XMS3 1333mhz 2x4GB, to my understanding windows 7 home premium will only recognize up to 16GB of ram. and according to my dxdiag window i have 8192MB of memory so i guess my question is do i currently have 8gigs of ram or 16? i always assumed that the 2x4 meant 8.

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January 4, 2014 3:15:39 PM

The 2x4GB is a kit, meaning two sticks with 4GB each on them. You have 8GB of RAM.
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January 4, 2014 3:15:53 PM

2x4GB does indeed mean 8GB total as confirmed by DXDiag where it shows the 8192 (which is 8GB) - your OS can support up to a max of 16GB
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January 4, 2014 3:22:04 PM

Each stick is 4GB and the 2x part means it's 2 sticks. So it's 2xsticks of 4GB RAM, which amounts to 8GB or 8192MB.
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January 4, 2014 3:29:06 PM

i see so to max out my system with the current operating system id have to fill the other 2 slots with the same thing basically?
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January 4, 2014 3:49:33 PM

Preferably get a set of 4x4GB or if the mobo supports 8GB sticks a set of 2x8GB, adding another 2x4GB set is mixing DRAM and can be problematic - though with 1333 if you get another 2x4GB set and have any problems, it can normally be straightened out with minor voltage and/or timing adjustments
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