Hi I am new to this forum im just curious if anyone can help me with insight on ram only reading as 8 gigs i just recently installed new video card 6870 and coolmaster hyper 212 heatsink now my ram only reads as 8 gigs instead of 12 gigs i have reseated the heat sink and cpu several times with nothing i have not yet tried swapping the video cards out yet to see if it goes back to 12 gigs. It did show 12 gigs when i had stock heatsink on it (have tried putting stock back on and its still reads as 8 gigs) and had my 9600 GT in, do you think a video card could cause this issue ? since I am having no luck with cpu i have narrowed it down to the last 2 dimm slots on main board not reading ram (like i said before no matter what stick i put in it will not post)
Thanks for the quick reply i forgot to mention that CPUID CPU-Z does detect them. I will try out that site you posted. when i installed the ram i did not have to change anything in BIOS it worked right off the bat.