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Windows 7: Half of ram usable, and low transfer speeds since upgrading

06 Mar 2012   #11
alumahai

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Nothing that I can find


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06 Mar 2012   #12
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

A CPU might boot even with multiple bent pins if those pins were V+. And there's a pot full of them on the chip. They transfer power to different areas and circuits so it's conceivable that the CPU would sill boot but could have some circuits disabled or under powered. (Bad for the CPU in any case.)
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06 Mar 2012   #13
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

In Start Search type msconfig and hit enter. In the Boot tab, click the Advanced Options button. In the window that opens uncheck the box for Maximum Memory, OK, Apply, then reboot and see if that helps.
If you have a new board but using your old drive you may need to update all of your drivers, USB, GPU, etc.

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06 Mar 2012   #14
alumahai

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ive tried that under msconfig. It is already unchecked.

How would I go about updating all the drives for the new board?
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07 Mar 2012   #15
IIllytch321

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I think it's unfair for you to say you can't check the CPU pins, especially after you state that you heard it was the cause of the same problem you're having. Maybe checking the pins would be worth a bit of heatsink grease if you need it. At least then you could narrow it a bit, I suppose.

Don't know what memory mapping is.

If your motherboard is the one in your listed specs, then here for any drivers.

Yeah, maybe the different speeds are being bottlenecked due to mixing, and the North Bridge is responding somehow appropriately? If the NB is being choked, the USB speeds would dissolve, right? I remember fiddling around with my NB when I was overclocking a while ago and my RAM speed was affected (or vise versa?); maybe a NB option in your BIOS was tampered with by invisible techno gnomes?
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07 Mar 2012   #16
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The new board should have come with a driver disk (CD) with drivers on it.
Your board should have pins.
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07 Mar 2012   #17
Comp Cmndo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

That's right, the motherboard has pins, the cpu has contact points which touch the pins.
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07 Mar 2012   #18
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Might want to give this a read,

Asus X58 + 6/12GB memory overclocking - detecting less memory than installed - i4memory.com - different look at memory

It is mainly for x58 based boards, but can apply to any Intel LGA socket based board. Start with pulling the heatsink and CPU and checking the socket for any bent pins.
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07 Mar 2012   #19
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If I'm understanding right, it isn't as crazy as it sounds, especially if the memory controllers are now built into the procs.
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07 Mar 2012   #20
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It isn't and they are. I have also seen lots of these cases where it was step #8 from that link that was the problem, especially when using an aftermarket cooler that is screwed on instead of the pushpins. And bent pins are more common than you may think,

x58 bent pins - Google Search
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