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January 10, 2010 5:54:35 PM

Well I Installed a new motherboard here is the link http://tinyurl.com/yfbw5bv

I bought max ram a 4 Gig here is the link to it.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3703...


Problem is After i setup Vista Ultimate look at Computer Properties and it only reads 2.5 gig Ram

HELP ANY CLUE?

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a c 136 V Motherboard
January 10, 2010 6:15:00 PM

Is your OS 32 bit or 64 bit ?
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January 10, 2010 6:50:46 PM

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a c 435 V Motherboard
January 10, 2010 6:53:23 PM

You may have a 32 bit version of ultimate, or your motherboard isn't recognizing all the ram, due to limitations of each ram slot. Run cpuid, a free download, to see what it reads.
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January 10, 2010 9:49:58 PM

Okay I di that and under memory it says DDR2 4096 MBytes
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January 10, 2010 9:55:36 PM

o1die said:
You may have a 32 bit version of ultimate, or your motherboard isn't recognizing all the ram, due to limitations of each ram slot. Run cpuid, a free download, to see what it reads.



Okay I di that and under memory it says DDR2 4096 MBytes
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January 11, 2010 12:30:53 AM

edknapp said:
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Vista Ultimate comes with 2 DVD's. One for 32 bit, and one for 64 bit. Sounds very like you used the 32 bit.
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January 11, 2010 1:00:49 AM

Well in system propeties it says Vista 64 bit Operating System
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a c 136 V Motherboard
January 11, 2010 6:13:08 AM

CPU-Z is showing 4GB and windows control panel shows 2.5GB ?
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January 11, 2010 11:08:47 AM

Maziar said:
CPU-Z is showing 4GB and windows control panel shows 2.5GB ?



How do i get the computer to show 4GiG when you hit computer properties?
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a c 136 V Motherboard
January 11, 2010 12:48:22 PM

Control Panel\System and Security\System
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January 11, 2010 1:03:44 PM

Maziar said:
Control Panel\System and Security\System



Okay and do what there?
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January 11, 2010 1:58:46 PM

Reinstall with the 64bit os!
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a c 136 V Motherboard
January 11, 2010 2:08:46 PM

edknapp said:
Okay and do what there?

Right in front of "Installed Memory(RAM)" it says how much RAM you have
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January 12, 2010 2:40:31 AM

Maziar said:
Right in front of "Installed Memory(RAM)" it says how much RAM you have


okay when i checked it tonight when i boot up in the black screen ram says 2.5 Gig ram could it be a bios thing?
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January 12, 2010 2:56:19 AM

Had Frys Test the Ram Today and it was good solid 4 Gig
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January 12, 2010 2:58:58 AM

Maziar said:
Right in front of "Installed Memory(RAM)" it says how much RAM you have


Can you explain this as i didnt get it?
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a b V Motherboard
January 12, 2010 12:26:12 PM

open an elevated command prompt (type cmd in the search box, right click the restult and choose 'Run As Administrator')

type: msconfig

This brings up the configuration utility.

Click the Boot tab, and then click the Advanced Options button.

In that window, there is a setting for Maximum Memory - Make sure the checkbox for it is clear (not checked), then reboot your computer.
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January 13, 2010 8:57:10 PM

here is what mine says

2.50 GB
64 - Bit Operating System
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January 13, 2010 11:46:59 PM

Scotteq said:
open an elevated command prompt (type cmd in the search box, right click the restult and choose 'Run As Administrator')

type: msconfig

This brings up the configuration utility.

Click the Boot tab, and then click the Advanced Options button.

In that window, there is a setting for Maximum Memory - Make sure the checkbox for it is clear (not checked), then reboot your computer.



your right it was set at 2.5 Gig

when it boots in the black screen ram reads

2.50 again so could something in bios be holding it down

and is it running a 2.50 or all 4.00 Gig

what do you think?
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January 13, 2010 11:53:38 PM

Okay lost me on this

open an elevated command prompt
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January 14, 2010 2:28:05 AM

Okay Scotteq

I Googled open an elevated command prompt

I got that done!

now when i reboot the startup black screen shows 2.50 Gig Memory

and once it reboots i look at computer properties and i shows 2.50 Memory

I looked in the setting for Maximum Memory and it saved no check mark so it is set

to unlimited is the something in the Bios that can limit memory?

your right it was set at 2.5 Gig

when it boots in the black screen ram reads

2.50 again so could something in bios be holding it down

and is it running a 2.50 or all 4.00 Gig

what do you think?
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a c 136 V Motherboard
January 15, 2010 5:09:55 AM

Try updating your BIOS to the latest version.Also did you buy 2 of the RAMs you linked ?
I mean you have 2x2GB RAM ?
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January 15, 2010 5:35:51 AM

Both Brand new 2 weeks old

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a c 136 V Motherboard
January 15, 2010 9:39:31 AM

OK as i said update your BIOS,if it didn't help,then take one of the sticks of your RAM out and check whether it reports 2GB or not,do the same with another stick just to be sure they work fine in single mode
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January 15, 2010 1:28:58 PM

will download an update bios and try single stick ram for both slots let you know what happens thanks
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January 18, 2010 1:22:25 PM

well pulled Ram out and tried single install per slots and they read FINE
that way got the bios update from mobo site but can seem to get it installed????? will keep you posted! :ouch: 
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