[P6T Deluxe]Adding voltage for RAM, help a noob out!
Hi, I've never done this before so I'd appreciate if someone would walk me through this process. I just finish building my i7 920 system and would like to fix my ram volts so all of the ram would be working. Right now I have installed 6GB of OCZ DDR3 PC3-16000 Reaper Low-Voltage Triple Channel memory (http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/memory/ocz_ddr3_pc3_16000_reaper_low_voltage_triple_channel). But in my system properties it detects only 2.99gb of ram. So please help a noob out and walk me through step by step how to do this in bios My motherboard is ASUS P6T DELUXE. Thanks in advance
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CPU-Z shows that all of your RAM is detected. Are you running a 64-bit OS?
no, im running winxp pro 32bit. In the system properties it shows only 2.99gb of ram
I don't think 32bit can detect anything above 3gigs
Switch to a 64-bit OS and your problem will be solved. Windows XP can't address more than 3 GB of memory and increasing memory voltage until the modules catch on fire won't help. Install Vista 64 and you'll be able to use all 6 GB of memory.
grrr I had so much problems setting up raid... can I just upgrade my os to 64bit xp without loosing all the data and raid settings?
If you go Vista 64 SP1, you'll very likely be pleased. Nice OS that performs well, IME. You don't need to destroy your RAID, just install a different OS on it.
I see... so the only solution is to switch OS and loose all the data Ok, I guess its time to start backing up... Thanks for the info guys
You should always backup important data.
Especially when indulging in RAID 0, if that's your RAID of choice.
Ya I know... too bad my 1tb hitachi started crapping out
That does suck. Believe it or not, I've never had one of my drives go bad on me (knock on me)...and I've had a plethora of drives. Maybe all that hard drive cooling that I worry about really does help.