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Windows 7: Corsair Ram 12Gb Installed (8.00Gb usable)

17 Aug 2009   #1
chirpysniper

Windows 7 RC
 
 
Corsair Ram 12Gb Installed (8.00Gb usable)

Just curious as to why this would occur on a 64 bit version? if anyone can enlighten me I would greatly apreciate it.


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17 Aug 2009   #2
TGSoldier

 
 

What BIOS version are you on? If not F8, please upgrade to F8

GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - BIOS Download
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17 Aug 2009   #3
ccatlett1984

 

I wonder if that is a bug in the release canidate?
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17 Aug 2009   #4
chirpysniper

Windows 7 RC
 
 

im not sure but maybe the problem is there because its a release candidate
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17 Aug 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chirpysniper View Post
im not sure but maybe the problem is there because its a release candidate
Might want to check you BIOS settings for max memory and max cpu. they should be unchecked.

Ken
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17 Aug 2009   #6
TGSoldier

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chirpysniper View Post
im not sure but maybe the problem is there because its a release candidate
Did you upgrade your BIOS as I suggested?

The latest BIOS has a memory compatibility fix.
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17 Aug 2009   #7
chirpysniper

Windows 7 RC
 
 

cant comes up with it being incompatable and asks me to download a 64 bit version
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17 Aug 2009   #8
chirpysniper

Windows 7 RC
 
 

i assume i use qflash with a usb
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17 Aug 2009   #9
TGSoldier

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chirpysniper View Post
i assume i use qflash with a usb
Yes..
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17 Aug 2009   #10
DJG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chirpysniper View Post
Just curious as to why this would occur on a 64 bit version? if anyone can enlighten me I would greatly apreciate it.
In MSConfig, under the Boot tab, if you click "Advanced options", "Maximum memory" should be unchecked - is that the case?

I don't think it's a hardware problem as such if Windows can see there's 12GB, which apparently it does, but elects to use only 8GB.

Edit: I am assuming that's the message in the System window and that the BIOS reports 12GB, or did the BIOS only report 8GB, in which case it is a hardware configuration problem?
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