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Computer recognizes 16GB of RAM but computer only uses 8GB


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#1 CH_BR_106

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Posted 18 July 2015 - 05:27 PM

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GIGABYTE Z87X-UD3H

Intel Core i5-4670K Processor

16GB (2x8) Corsair Vengeance

Windows 8 x64 

 

My computer recognizes I have 16 GB of RAM and says 15.9GB is usable, but when i'm doing work on it I see in the control panel that it hits 8GB and then its at 100% of the RAM capactiy. whats the deal?

Someone said maybe Windows is reserving it for hardware. But half of it?



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#2 dicke

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Posted 18 July 2015 - 07:13 PM

Welcome

[just a guess]

Could it be that you're only seeing the stats on one core? I know I get an alert when a core goes to 100% even if the rest of them are still loafing along at less than 50%

 

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Posted 18 July 2015 - 07:45 PM

When you installed the Ram did you make sure to put it in the right slots? Some motherboards are picking about what order you put ram in.  Especially when it comes to dual channel.  It's not much but sometimes that can cause funky problems like that. 






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