8GB only 4GB Showing!

Hello all, I have an computer with windows 7 64bit.
Windows only reconize 4GB of the 8GB (Memory programs find a total of 8GB running). But when i restart my computer he reconize 8GB.

I have dual channel 2x4GB corsair vengeance.
They are in the right motherboard slots i checked this already...
I did the MSconfig thing to already...
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  1. Try posting your Motherboard, sometimes it limits the available RAM. Is is a PC or a laptop?
  2. Shockeray said:
    Try posting your Motherboard, sometimes it limits the available RAM. Is is a PC or a laptop?


    It's a gaming PC
    Motherboard: GA-EX58-DS4
    http://www.gigabyte.co.nl/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2959#ov <- Link to mobo site
  3. DO you have the memory in the correct slot? Only thing I can think of
  4. Nebby said:
    DO you have the memory in the correct slot? Only thing I can think of


    He already answered that...
  5. lol sorry I missed that I see it now....Disregard my stupidity =)
  6. Here is your motherboard's memory specifications...

    Number of Memory Slots
    6×240pin

    Memory Standard
    DDR3 2000(O.C)/1333

    Maximum Memory Supported
    24GB

    Channel Supported
    Triple Channel

    The only thing I can think of off the top of my head is maybe your RAM isn't 1333MHz. Post your RAM Model and I'll look at its specs.
  7. Shockeray said:
    Here is your motherboard's memory specifications...

    Number of Memory Slots
    6×240pin

    Memory Standard
    DDR3 2000(O.C)/1333

    Maximum Memory Supported
    24GB

    Channel Supported
    Triple Channel

    The only thing I can think of off the top of my head is maybe your RAM isn't 1333MHz. Post your RAM Model and I'll look at its specs.


    Yeah well that's true my mobo support 1333Mhz or 2000Mhz Those sticks are indeed 1600Mhz.
    But i had the change to just auto config my memory in the bios en he automaticly downgrade it to 1333MHz and i have the setting extreme profile 1 so the automatic are set to 1600MHz. But nothing works..
  8. Try plugging your RAM modules into different slots. And even different combinations.

    Try and plug in each module individually and see if the system can bootup and recognize the full 4gb from each stick.


    I feel it has been said but seriously read the manual carefully. Sometimes they are very very specific for memory best practices. Perhaps the RAM brand is not recommended for the motherboard. Unlikely but still possible.
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