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8GB only 4GB Showing!

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March 14, 2013 12:48:03 PM

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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a b } Memory
March 14, 2013 3:54:28 PM

Try posting your Motherboard, sometimes it limits the available RAM. Is is a PC or a laptop?
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March 15, 2013 2:29:13 PM

DO you have the memory in the correct slot? Only thing I can think of
a b } Memory
March 15, 2013 2:37:10 PM

Nebby said:
DO you have the memory in the correct slot? Only thing I can think of


He already answered that...
March 15, 2013 2:43:24 PM

lol sorry I missed that I see it now....Disregard my stupidity =)
a b } Memory
March 15, 2013 2:44:18 PM

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.
March 16, 2013 5:26:13 AM

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..
a b $ Windows 7
March 30, 2013 8:58:46 PM

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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