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GA-945P-S3 really 4GB RAM?

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Anonymous
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January 8, 2010 8:12:42 PM

3 years ago I boght this motherboard with 2GB RAM DDRII 667 Kingston run on Windows XP 32 Bits.
Recently I update to Windows 7 64Bits due I need more RAM to my advantage audio applications and I've bought one more module 2GB DDRII 667 kingston memory
The problem: Windows 7 only recognize 3.2GB RAM and the BIOS too.
I've been searching any feature at Advances Bios features to remap memory or seem but... nothing
In the manual of motherboard appears "4DDRII DIMM memory slots (supports up to 4GB memory) but I read a post in other forum that indicates this motherboard may supports 4GB but only works with 3.2GB :o  it's this thrue?

Thank you for your help

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January 8, 2010 10:15:34 PM

Are you sure you have the 64-bit Win7? Your windows seeing only 3.2 GB of memory sound like what the 32-bit version would see.
Anonymous
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January 8, 2010 11:03:32 PM

treefrog07 said:
Are you sure you have the 64-bit Win7? Your windows seeing only 3.2 GB of memory sound like what the 32-bit version would see.

Yes, I'm sure I've Win7 64Bit but I think this isn't the problem really. It is not a problem of the SO but of the BIOS.
BIOS beginning test recognizes only 3.2GB RAM.
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January 9, 2010 7:21:24 PM

I have the same problem with my MSI motherboard. The problem is it supports "upto" 4GB of RAM. So if you have a 512MB og VGA RAM, then thats retracted from the 4GB, besides the system itself reserves something for itself as well.

I got pissed as well, I bought 4x1GB Kingston PC-3200 and it costed ALOT! Only finding out that I cant use it all.
March 16, 2016 4:51:30 PM

Anonymous said:
3 years ago I boght this motherboard with 2GB RAM DDRII 667 Kingston run on Windows XP 32 Bits.
Recently I update to Windows 7 64Bits due I need more RAM to my advantage audio applications and I've bought one more module 2GB DDRII 667 kingston memory
The problem: Windows 7 only recognize 3.2GB RAM and the BIOS too.
I've been searching any feature at Advances Bios features to remap memory or seem but... nothing
In the manual of motherboard appears "4DDRII DIMM memory slots (supports up to 4GB memory) but I read a post in other forum that indicates this motherboard may supports 4GB but only works with 3.2GB :o  it's this thrue?

Thank you for your help


Hey! I have EXACTLY the same problem.. I also have the same motherboard like you.

Same case here.. I installed Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 which is 64-bit processor and Win7 64-bit OS, but it still shows only 3.25 or 3.50 GB of RAM that are usable.
Though my PC RECOGNIZES all 4 GB of RAM, only 3.25 are USABLE...

However, my friend who is computer serviecer told me that the motherboard is actual problem.. It can support only upto 3.5 GB of RAM.
He also suggested me to buy another one and better mainboard which can support more than 4 GB... Since this is DDR2, I hope some motherboards can support even 8 GB, but I am not sure.

Plus, I'm collecting money for that new mainboard, and it'll probably be some ASUS, for now...