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October 25, 2010 4:52:41 PM

I had this computer built for video editing and it runs fine rendering HD video its a win 7 64bit system
It has 6 ram of memory installed but only shows 2 ram on the system window in control panel
is this normal?

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October 25, 2010 5:18:45 PM

and how much does the BIOS show?

what are your system specs?
October 25, 2010 8:55:08 PM

While running your app, open task manager and click on the performance tab.. Check out how much RAM it lists being used and how much is left unused.. That should give you the idea of total RAM amount recognized by windows..
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October 26, 2010 1:31:56 PM

mi1ez said:
and how much does the BIOS show?

what are your system specs?

Hi I am not to familer using BIOS first I enterd M.I.T Current Status.
This showed DIMM Slot (mb) 1 2 3 4 5 6
2048

Enabled Slot - - 2048- - - (it showes only slot 3 as active)
Total Memory Size indicated 2048
BIOS Version FA
System Specs
CPU 267GHz (over clocked to 3.2GHz) Intel CoreI7 920 DO Step SLB

Water cooled by Corsair H50 UNIT

(running temp when rendering video or burning disk no more then 37.c)

Memory Corsair 6GB (3X2GB)ddr3 160 (cooling fan over mem sticks Corsair Dominator)

M/b GBYTE GA-X 58A UD3R

G Card 896mb XFX GTX260

H/d TWO 1 TB WD Caviar wd1002fa (NOT IN RAID CONFIG)

Power unit 850W Corsair
Hope this helps and thanks for your prompt reply



October 26, 2010 1:43:28 PM

Emperus said:
While running your app, open task manager and click on the performance tab.. Check out how much RAM it lists being used and how much is left unused.. That should give you the idea of total RAM amount recognized by windows..



Hi and thanks for the info total shown
2046
Cached 925
Available867
Free 0
Please also see my reply to mi1ez can you advise please
October 26, 2010 2:01:41 PM

You need to make sure all the DIMMs are in slots of the same colour. They'll be labelled 1-3-5
October 26, 2010 3:44:11 PM

Ok I will check this and reply (this may take some time as I am away from the pc in qestion ) thanks for your swift reply
October 28, 2010 10:53:42 AM

Hi sorry for the delay I checked the slots and they are as you indicated1-3-5
I also found that only the mem stick in slot 1 feels warm to the tuch .
October 28, 2010 11:45:28 AM

videoman_04 said:
Hi and thanks for the info total shown
2046
Cached 925
Available867
Free 0
Please also see my reply to mi1ez can you advise please


mi1ez said:
You need to make sure all the DIMMs are in slots of the same colour. They'll be labelled 1-3-5


videoman_04 said:
Hi sorry for the delay I checked the slots and they are as you indicated1-3-5
I also found that only the mem stick in slot 1 feels warm to the tuch .


mi1ez said:
and how much does the BIOS show?

what are your system specs?

October 28, 2010 11:50:45 AM

IF they dont work together in slots 1,3,5 try them in 2,4,6.

If the above doesnt work, insert 1 RAm at a time ,check if it works, then swap with another to make sure all ram sticks are working, then add another one at a time to see.
October 28, 2010 4:51:02 PM

Quote:
How much it shows in my computer properties?

Hi after reading all posts submited by everyone (ITHANK YOU ALL)I took the side of the computer removed the small cooling fan covering the RAM to verify that they are in the correct slots they are
I then replaced the fan over the RAM started Win 7 and opend control panel/ system window
this now indicates 6 ram!!! (before only 2 RAM)again thanks
October 28, 2010 4:55:10 PM

2190878,3,288847 said:
and how much does the BIOS show?


Hi after reading all posts submited by everyone (ITHANK YOU ALL)I took the side of the computer removed the small cooling fan covering the RAM to verify that they are in the correct slots they are
I then replaced the fan over the RAM started Win 7 and opend control panel/ system window
this now indicates 6 ram!!! (before only 2 RAM)again thanks
!