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XFX MI-A78S-8209 motherboard issues


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#1 helldorado

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 04:13 PM

I recently was rebuilding my computer and was installing my ram and it only recognizes 4 gb's out of the 8gb capacity (2gb sticks). all the ram cards are fully functional so I know it's not them. I have gone to XFX looking for more info but the support is very lack luster to say the least. I'm kinda new to this so any help would be awesome.



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 06:08 PM

Does BIOS "see" all RAM?

What value is shown if the machine is boot from live media (Linux, Parted Magic, UBCD etc.)?



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 12:15 AM

Are you running a Windows 32bit, instead of 64bit? 32bit windows is limited to something around 4GB.


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Posted 21 July 2014 - 01:36 PM

Live media? And i'm running win 7 ultimate 64... I'm new to some of the terms so please forgive me if I don't know some of them



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 01:48 AM

Live media basically equals an operating system residing on CD/DVD, USB storage device, SD card etc. that runs independent of installed OS: Usually running fully within RAM.

Slacko Puppy is my personal favorite, however the list is almost endless:

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 06:17 AM

Where is it that suggest your computer is only reading 4GB of 8 that you installed? Task manager?


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 12:48 PM

in the system tab... Also when I install all 8gbs it gives me a flashing SP on my led display which the Motherboard has on the back. I know its some diagnostic code but never got any documentation on it with the board when it was purchased to let me know what it means.



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Posted 24 July 2014 - 10:37 AM

For your reference, here is the support page for your motherboard. You might want to clear CMOS using the jumper and then reset to defaults.

 

The first file in the list details your BIOS settings.

The last file is your motherboard manual.

 

 






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