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Have win. 7 64 bit wont reconize 8 gigs of memory

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November 12, 2011 8:06:38 PM

What motherboard? What is the exact RAM? Did you buy all 8 GB's at the same time?
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November 13, 2011 4:53:02 AM

evga nforce 780i sli,mushkin hp2-6400 2gb(2x1gb)#996603 ,bought at same time,(4 sticks) thx 4 the help
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November 13, 2011 4:56:32 AM

Did you try msconfig?
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November 13, 2011 5:04:32 AM

no but will try thank you
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November 13, 2011 5:26:57 AM

Taken from Microsoft help:

If you add more memory to the system, it is possible that the BIOS will recognize the full amount of physical RAM that is installed in the server but that Windows will recognize only a part of the RAM. If the server has a redundant memory feature or a memory mirroring feature that is enabled, the full complement of memory may not be visible to Windows. Redundant memory provides the system with a failover memory bank when a memory bank fails. Memory mirroring splits the memory banks into a mirrored set. Both features are enabled or disabled in the BIOS and cannot be accessed through Windows. To modify the settings for these features, you may have to refer to the system user manual or the OEM Web site. Alternatively, you may have to contact the hardware vendor.

For example, if you are running a system that has 4 GB of RAM installed and you then add 4 GB of additional RAM, Windows may recognize only 4 GB of physical memory or possibly 6 GB instead of the full 8 GB. The redundant memory feature or the memory mirroring feature may be enabled on the new memory banks without your knowledge. These symptoms are similar to the symptoms that occur when you do not add the /PAE switch to the Boot.ini file

Fro more tips try visiting this site:
http://www.techyv.com/tips/impact-ram-and-bus-speed-cpu-performance
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November 13, 2011 5:39:19 AM

so i may have 8 gigs , just not showing ,did notice my games running a little bit better
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a b $ Windows 7
November 13, 2011 5:44:19 AM

If Window is not recognising it, you ain't using it. Just placebo effect.
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November 13, 2011 5:48:01 AM

run windows memory diag., no problems found
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a b $ Windows 7
November 13, 2011 5:50:11 AM

What motherboard?
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November 13, 2011 5:59:40 AM

are you sure your mobo suppports 8gib of ram?
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November 13, 2011 4:06:45 PM

mobo supports dual channel JEDEC DDR2-800 and sli-ready memory up to1200 mhz.supports up to 8 gbs of DDR2 memory, run belarc program and shows only 1024 mb in all 4 memory slots but memory stick reads 2gb(2x1gb), comes 2sticks in 1 package, bought 2 packages, could it be just 1 gb per stick and only 2 gb per package, thanks all for your help
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November 13, 2011 4:56:47 PM

OK, so what is the motherboard's model name?
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November 13, 2011 9:25:08 PM

Update bios? Remap?
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November 13, 2011 9:37:09 PM

sorry to say, after look it on internet, seems you just did buy a set of 4 gigs of ram...

2x1 gigs, a set of 2...
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November 13, 2011 9:56:39 PM

biebel said:
sorry to say, after look it on internet, seems you just did buy a set of 4 gigs of ram...

2x1 gigs, a set of 2...

That's what I was thinking too : )
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November 13, 2011 10:59:39 PM

sorry for the troubles,really do appreciate the help, thank you all very much
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a b $ Windows 7
November 13, 2011 11:02:23 PM

No trouble at all keith_32.
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November 14, 2011 11:22:12 AM

Check for a bios update. I had a gigabyte board that wouldn't run with more than 4 gig of g'skill ram (board is rated for 16 gig max). They came out with a bios upodate that fixed it. The bios update simply stated better memory compatibility.
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November 14, 2011 9:28:54 PM

keith_32 said:
evga nforce 780i sli,mushkin hp2-6400 2gb(2x1gb)#996603 ,bought at same time,(4 sticks) thx 4 the help

2x1x2 = 4

Are you sure you have 8GB of memory? Or did you buy 2x2G + 2x2G?
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November 20, 2011 4:46:53 AM

Best answer selected by keith_32.
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November 20, 2011 5:03:09 AM

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