Everytime ive tried to look up an answer, i find the exact opposite, people installing more ram than what windows shows.
Well I have installed 4 1gb ddr2 400mhz? sticks, in an asus m3a78-emh hdmi bios reads 4GB
windows 7 shows 8gb 4 usable. CPUZ shows 8gb each stick is apparently 2gb?
so either the ram itself was "altered" to be 1gb to meet demand or windows 7 is retarded. I first noticed this in BETA and RC of win7 but vista does not show more than 4gb - neither does bios, so where/what is the issue.. if i do have actual 2gb sticks, nowhere can i find how to 'activate' them .
Its kingston generic value ram 5-5-5-18 http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1369473
is a link to a CPUZ validation.
ive removed each stick of ram and inserted them one by one, trying different orders/slots. Each come up as 1gb.
Currently at 800mhz dual channel mode - (im still not 100% understanding how its 400 but is 800, if it runs at 2x the fsb speed which is 200?) anyhow.
Upped the voltage to 1.9 from 1.8 - didnt make any difference.
removed the memory hole remapping from the bios - then renabled it after a restart -
Any chance, anyone has any idea/solution as of yet?
New bios as of a few weeks ago, upgraded to it, nothing changed.
not sure what to do, just one of those anoying things you cannot figure out.
one stick shows 2gb 1 usable, (but its only a 1gb stick)
2 sticks show 4gb(2 usable) etc etc 4 sticks 8 gb 4 usable..
but bios reads the correct amount. Just not windows 7.