GA-P55M-UD2 and patriot sector 5 1600 memory

Hi everyone, i have spent the last couple of hours scouting this forum for a similar problem to mine but am unable to find a definite answer.
I am using a
Gigabyte GAN-P55M-UD2 rev 1.1 updated to f11
INTEL I7 860
2x 4 gig Patriot sector 5 1600 memory

The problem is that when i enter the system status in windows or the biosit shows i only have 4 gig and not 8.
I have the memory in the correct slots 1+3 and have even swapped them around but still the same.
Is it that this memory isnt compatible? I know that it doesn't feature in the list of approved memory types, but thought that this was good quality memory so surely it should work.

Please help

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More about p55m patriot sector 1600 memory
  1. You probably have one stick of faulty memory. Time to get memtest86+ and test your memory, one stick at a time. I know it's a pain, but it's the only way to make sure of what's going on.
  2. Thanks for the reply. I will try what you suggest , however, when I check the bios it states that both slots are used and are only holding 2 gig, when in fact they are both 4.
  3. Odd, very odd. Testing the memory will help tell the true story.
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