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Windows 7: RAM issue on 7 Professional 64 bit

08 Oct 2012   #11
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Those drivers (or driver issue) isn't going to cause the RAM issue you're experiencing. Yeah you want to fix it, but that's not likely going to solve the RAM issue.

Also since Windows (properties page) show 12gig of RAM installed that means the system recognizes the 12 gig of RAM, but for some reason has it allocated differently. You may have to check your BIOS settings. Also does your system have a built in video card?


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08 Oct 2012   #12
ShadowFalls

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

if you're asking if my motherboard has onboard video, then the answer is no. I have to use additional hardware (in this case the gtx 580) for my gpu
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08 Oct 2012   #13
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah I see you have a older i7 system like me, I've got an i7-950 vs your 930.

Anyway I noticed your WEI needs refreshing, you might give that a try first to clear that issue. Though I don't think it'll help, stranger things have happened so it "might" resolve the memory issue, I doubt it, but...

- Also, how long has this system been like this?
- Did you just install more memory?
- How many dimms are installed?
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08 Oct 2012   #14
ShadowFalls

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

your starting to use terms i'm unfamiliar with but i'll give it my best shot....I have 4 total ram sticks on my motherboard. Each are 4gb in size. My system (both firmware and os) only detect 3 of the sticks. My system has only been like this for a day and i have not made any hardware changes. new score is 5.5
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08 Oct 2012   #15
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ShadowFalls View Post
your starting to use terms i'm unfamiliar with but i'll give it my best shot....I have 4 total ram sticks on my motherboard. Each are 4gb in size. My system (both firmware and os) only detect 3 of the sticks. My system has only been like this for a day and i have not made any hardware changes. new score is 5.5
Not sure what you mean here "My system (both firmware and os) only detect 3 of the sticks" but if your system is only detecting 3 out of 4 memory sticks (dimms) than that's a problem right there, and one that needs to be fixed right away.

Other than that, you may need to remove and re-insert the memory sticks. You might also read your manual for your mother board to insure you have the sticks correctly installed.
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08 Oct 2012   #16
ShadowFalls

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

the next step for me to do in troubleshooting requires a shutdown which im going to hold off on till tomorrow.
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09 Oct 2012   #17
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Well let us know.

Later.
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09 Oct 2012   #18
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Your motherboard is triple channel capable. Install 3 sticks of ram as per your motherboard manual. The location of your ram might be causing your high hardware reading in Resource Monitor. Some times the ram slot closes to the cpu is not the one to start withunless you fill all the slots. I say again use your motherboard manual. Pay attention to your ram slot colors.
Page 16 of your manual.
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09 Oct 2012   #19
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Can actually use 4 memory dimms...

You can actually run 4 dimms (memory sticks) with that board as well (BTW I have the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5), you just need to make sure they are in the correct slots per the diagram for either duel or triple channel mode. Same page (16)

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http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList...d3r_v2.0_e.pdf

Personally I would just go with 3 slots but....

Anyway why he has 10gig of memory in system reserve is still baffling though. The fix could be as simple as reseating/re-configuring the memory though.

BTW there is no memory remapping feature on that board (or mine).


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09 Oct 2012   #20
ShadowFalls

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I get it now....didn't know there was such a thing as double sided ram

there is one thing im not clear on though....what's the difference between dual and 3 channel
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