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Windows 7: RAM 3.25GB usable of 6GB after overclocking Q6600 to 3.60GHz

10 May 2014   #1
kiwimalayalee

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
RAM 3.25GB usable of 6GB after overclocking Q6600 to 3.60GHz

hi guys, i kinda only get to use 3.25GB out of the installed 6GB of ram after overclocking my CPU to 3.60(400x9) from 2.40GHZ(266x9). what causes this? i overclocked it on a gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6 using the bios.

i have G.Skill 2 x 2GB PC2-6400 (400 MHz) F2-8500CL5-2GBPK in ram slots 1 and 3
Samsung 2 x 1GB PC2-6400 (400 MHz) M3 78T2863QZS-CF7 in slots 2 and 4

but when i am on 3.00GHz (333x9) i get to use the whole of 6GB.




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10 May 2014   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Post a screen shot of the memory tab of Resource Monitor at 333 and again at 400.
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10 May 2014   #3
kiwimalayalee

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

here u go, thanks for looking into this....


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10 May 2014   #4
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You say "but when i am on 3.00GHz (333x9) i get to use the whole of 6GB".

As measured by what?

Is that pic of Resource Monitor when clocked at 9 x 333 or 9 x 400?
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10 May 2014   #5
kiwimalayalee

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

the pic is of what i am currently running on i.e 3.60GHz @ 9 x 400 and only have 3.25 usable ram out of the 6GB installed....
i want to know why the rest has been disabled after being overclocked....
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10 May 2014   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kiwimalayalee View Post
the pic is of what i am currently running on i.e 3.60GHz @ 9 x 400 and only have 3.25 usable ram out of the 6GB installed....
i want to know why the rest has been disabled after being overclocked....
What makes you think you it's not disabled when clocked at 3.33?

To repeat: show us a pic of Resource Monitor memory tab when clocked at 3.33.
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10 May 2014   #7
kiwimalayalee

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

i ll be back.... on 3.00GHZ.. gimme a min
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10 May 2014   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Ya, OCing a cpu should not change that at all.

Show us a shot of your computer properties page showing this.
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10 May 2014   #9
kiwimalayalee

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

u can see the current settings on the right side gadgets...


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10 May 2014   #10
kiwimalayalee

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

this is the system properties for 3.0GHz


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