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Usable Memory Triggered by Reboot

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Anonymous
November 4, 2012 4:30:52 PM

I have a Intel Core i7 920 with 12GB (6x2GB) of Corsair Triple Channel RAM mounted on an EVGA X58 motherboard. I recently noticed that my usable memory was not always synonymous with the amount installed i.e. 12.0 GB (7.99 usable), 12.0 GB (3.99 usable) etc. I've read a lot about this issue and there seem to be several different causes and solutions.

I found after dozens of boots when my computer has been powered down for an extended period of time the usable memory is always lower than the actual installed. However, if I power down and reboot after the computer has had a bit of warmup time the actual memory and usable are the same.

NOTE: Restarting will not cause this effect. Only a complete shutdown and reboot does this.

To date 11/4/2012 I have:

1.) Removed the memory and installed individually to test for bad rail or bad memory stick

2.) Cleaned each stick of memory three times with alcohol solution

3.) Updated all Hardware and BIOS

4.) Slammed my head against the desk once or twice

Any suggestions would be appreciated. I can provide more information as needed.
a b } Memory
November 4, 2012 4:36:17 PM

What's the memory model?
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Anonymous
November 4, 2012 4:49:45 PM

I see CM3X2G1333C9 on CPU-Z as a part number.

DIMM # 1
SMBus address 0x50
Memory type DDR3
Module format UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) Corsair (7F7F9E0000000000)
Size 2048 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC3-10700H (667 MHz)
Part number CM3X2G1333C9
Number of banks 8
Nominal Voltage 1.50 Volts
EPP no
XMP no
AMP no
JEDEC timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
JEDEC #1 6.0-6-6-16-23 @ 444 MHz
JEDEC #2 7.0-7-7-19-27 @ 518 MHz
JEDEC #3 8.0-8-8-22-30 @ 592 MHz
JEDEC #4 9.0-9-9-24-34 @ 666 MHz

DIMM # 2
SMBus address 0x51
Memory type DDR3
Module format UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) Corsair (7F7F9E0000000000)
Size 2048 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC3-10700H (667 MHz)
Part number CM3X2G1333C9
Number of banks 8
Nominal Voltage 1.50 Volts
EPP no
XMP no
AMP no
JEDEC timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
JEDEC #1 6.0-6-6-16-23 @ 444 MHz
JEDEC #2 7.0-7-7-19-27 @ 518 MHz
JEDEC #3 8.0-8-8-22-30 @ 592 MHz
JEDEC #4 9.0-9-9-24-34 @ 666 MHz

DIMM # 3
SMBus address 0x52
Memory type DDR3
Module format UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) Corsair (7F7F9E0000000000)
Size 2048 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC3-10700H (667 MHz)
Part number CM3X2G1333C9
Number of banks 8
Nominal Voltage 1.50 Volts
EPP no
XMP no
AMP no
JEDEC timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
JEDEC #1 6.0-6-6-16-23 @ 444 MHz
JEDEC #2 7.0-7-7-19-27 @ 518 MHz
JEDEC #3 8.0-8-8-22-30 @ 592 MHz
JEDEC #4 9.0-9-9-24-34 @ 666 MHz

DIMM # 4
SMBus address 0x53
Memory type DDR3
Module format UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) Corsair (7F7F9E0000000000)
Size 2048 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC3-10700H (667 MHz)
Part number CM3X2G1333C9
Number of banks 8
Nominal Voltage 1.50 Volts
EPP no
XMP no
AMP no
JEDEC timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
JEDEC #1 6.0-6-6-16-23 @ 444 MHz
JEDEC #2 7.0-7-7-19-27 @ 518 MHz
JEDEC #3 8.0-8-8-22-30 @ 592 MHz
JEDEC #4 9.0-9-9-24-34 @ 666 MHz

DIMM # 5
SMBus address 0x54
Memory type DDR3
Module format UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) Corsair (7F7F9E0000000000)
Size 2048 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC3-10700H (667 MHz)
Part number CM3X2G1333C9
Number of banks 8
Nominal Voltage 1.50 Volts
EPP no
XMP no
AMP no
JEDEC timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
JEDEC #1 6.0-6-6-16-23 @ 444 MHz
JEDEC #2 7.0-7-7-19-27 @ 518 MHz
JEDEC #3 8.0-8-8-22-30 @ 592 MHz
JEDEC #4 9.0-9-9-24-34 @ 666 MHz

DIMM # 6
SMBus address 0x55
Memory type DDR3
Module format UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) Corsair (7F7F9E0000000000)
Size 2048 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC3-10700H (667 MHz)
Part number CM3X2G1333C9
Number of banks 8
Nominal Voltage 1.50 Volts
EPP no
XMP no
AMP no
JEDEC timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
JEDEC #1 6.0-6-6-16-23 @ 444 MHz
JEDEC #2 7.0-7-7-19-27 @ 518 MHz
JEDEC #3 8.0-8-8-22-30 @ 592 MHz
JEDEC #4 9.0-9-9-24-34 @ 666 MHz

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a b } Memory
November 4, 2012 5:40:15 PM

A simple solution would be buying a compatible 3 RAMs kit of 12 GB.
You can also try manually lowering the speed in BIOS ( use JEDEC 3 settings for example).
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Anonymous
March 4, 2013 1:32:53 PM

Care to elaborate for the less than technically inclined?
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