Help with my Memory ram!!

So my computer marginally has 16 gig memory ram but now it suddenly say its only has 8gig memory ram installed what does that mean?? Did something burn out or break?? I recently updated my computer to window 8 and is still learning how to use it...also my window 8 isn't activated yet either. so why is my computer saying it only has 8 gig of memory ram now?? Any ideas??
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  1. hey
    my computer > propreties > saw ur total mem ram

    sometimes it will be writed 16GB (8 usage)
    that is mean ur system connot take more than that and that depend on ur OS bit
    32 connot read a lots of RAM .. but 64 can

    what is ur MOBO name and ur Windows ?
  2. 32 bit of windows onny supports 3.2gb if you have 4gb but if he saw 16gb before he deff has a 64bit. most likelk one came loose or its dead. i would try reseating both of the sticks as well as try new dimms
  3. yea i mite have to open up the cpu again and see if any of the wire got lose cause i did reasonly install a new fan in the cpu.
  4. yea i check nothin was loose so i think it mite have burn out....not sure tho.
  5. SnowDemonz said:
    yea i check nothin was loose so i think it mite have burn out....not sure tho.

    Take both modules out, put the one from slot 2 in slot 1 and startup see if it boots, if it does take that module out and put the other one in slot one, see if it boots. If they both boot try moving one module to a different slot instead of slot 2 (assuming you have 4)
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