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Installed 2x4GB, 8gb detected, 4 usable. Tried everything!

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#1 itisme754


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Posted 09 February 2015 - 05:56 PM

I bought 2x4gb of ram one month ago. When inserting them and booting my pc it tells me 8gb detected and 4 usable. This is if I put them in dual channel. If in single channel, it works perfectly (8 usable). I tried both channels, and every possible combination. It seems the two top slots are not working even with a single ram inserted.
I changed my motherboard and im still having the same problem. Tried ram at my friends pc and it worked fine. Im wondering if it has something to do with my cpu (No broken pin though).

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2x4gb gskill
Hd 7770

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#2 the_patriot11


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Posted 09 February 2015 - 07:31 PM

what operating system are you using, and is it 32 bit or 64 bit?



Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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