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RAM not fully readable?


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#1 Teisei

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 12:47 PM

i bought 8GB of RAM and for some reason my system always says i have 2.96GB
on the POST screen it reads 8000MB.

not sure if maybe i have them in the wrong slots...
on my older boards the blue socket has always been the primary socket but on this board the labels say that it is the black sockets.
it also says that if im using 2 RAM chips to have 1 in each primary socket... on my older boards you have 1 in the primary and 1 in the secondary of the main channel or what ever.

my computer:
MB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131754
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233192

Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161385
CD/DVD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151244
i am using 2 different monitors plugged in to the video card but i'm pretty sure that wouldn't have an effect on the RAM?

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 12:56 PM

More than likely you are running a 32 bit operating system. Especially since the POST screen shows the right amount of RAM.
That amount is pretty much in line with a 32bit operating system

To use more of the 8Gb you will have to switch to a 64 bit Operating system.

Be forewarned that switching to a 64 bit Operating System (OS) will mean you need to do a clean install of the OS. There is no upgrade from 32bit to 64bit operating systems.

So if you do that be very sure to make a backup of your data.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/clearing-up-the-3264-bit-memory-limit-confusion/3124
Clearing up the 32/64-bit memory limit confusion

On system fitted with 4GB of RAM and a modest graphics card with 512MB of on-board memory the end user normally sees about 3GB of installed system RAM. So what this means is that the realistic upper RAM limit for a 32-bit OS is more like 3GB. If you're adding big graphics cards with larger amounts of RAM (or using Crossfire or SLI) then you'll need to be seriously thinking about a 64-bit OS much sooner.


Good Luck
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Edited by rotor123, 13 September 2012 - 01:02 PM.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:27 PM

oh, i see.
darn... i JUST finished getting all my settings on here after building and installing WIN. :'(

well thanx :)

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 01:05 PM

looks like installing 64bit is on a whole new level then installing 32 bit...
if any one can help that would be nice:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic468560.html




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