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Windows 7: RAM issue on 7 Professional 64 bit


09 Oct 2012   #31

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
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THANKS GUYS!!! it's back to the way it was, but before i mark this as solved im curious....can i make it even better???
You still have an issue as you've still got 4gig of memory hardware reserved! On a 64bit OS it should be nowhere near that!

This is my system with 6gig of memory installed. Note that I've got just 2mb (megabyte) of memory hardware reserved.

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Suggest you remove one stick of memory and run just the 3 in the black slots and see how it goes. Then move from there.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ShadowFalls View Post
Yep....

So now we've narrowed the issue.... either a bam memory stick, or a bad motherboard slot. I'm thinking it's the stick, but you tell us?

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09 Oct 2012   #32

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

I don't think the slot or the stick are bad...i just think that computers are extremely complex and nothing's perfect so it just so happens that this particular motherboard doesn't like that config....It did for a while I was getting the same performance i am now with the wrong !config!



...well now.......it seams with this new config it only detects 8gb while i have 12 installed....
it seams no matter what arrangement i use it wants to knock off 4gb from what is actually installed

I don't mind this so much though.....as long as I have decent performance for rendering.
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09 Oct 2012   #33

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Well I'm going to disagree a little as I'm 99.9 percent sure that either the memory moduel is bad, or the dimm slot is bad... especially since you've stated (twice) that your motherboard wasn't detecting it.

But... you have the system in front of you, I don't.

At any rate all appears to be good now

Peace
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09 Oct 2012   #34

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

well i would think the slot is bad, but..... it seems that even with this arrangement it still doesn't detect 1 of the sticks.
(3 sticks installed [4gb each] but only 8gb detected)
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09 Oct 2012   #35

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I agree with Sygnus you still have a problem. Take a look at the Gigabyte Forum and see if anybody else is having the same problem. X58 motherboards of many brands have had memory problems. I fought mine for months. But I say again if you are happy I'm happy.
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09 Oct 2012   #36

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ShadowFalls View Post
well i would think the slot is bad, but..... it seems that even with this arrangement it still doesn't detect 1 of the sticks.
(3 sticks installed [4gb each] but only 8gb detected)
Well I then suggest you check those slots and run memtest.

Check your owner's manual and install just two sticks fist and then install more as you try to find which slot isn't working.

If you know which slot isn't working, install a known good stick in that slot to see if it's working. If the stick it detected, well you know the slot is good.

After that run memtest per the tutorial here: RAM - Test with Memtest86+ on all the modules.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
X58 motherboards of many brands have had memory problems. I fought mine for months. But I say again if you are happy I'm happy.
Hmmm.... haven't heard that one or seen any of those posted at the gigibyte site: http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte/

Anyway I've got an X58 Gigabyte motherboard and I've had no issues whatsoever, and I've had my board since June of 2010. Not to say they can't have problems though... as suggested here.
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09 Oct 2012   #37

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I was not knocking Gigabyte motherboard but it was to suggest that the OP do a little Google homework on his/her behalf and see if their/there is or might be a problem that others are having.
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09 Oct 2012   #38

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I was not knocking Gigabyte motherboard but it was to suggest that the OP do a little Google homework on his/her behalf and see if their/there is or might be a problem that others are having.
I didn't think you were nor did I take it that way. It's just that I have that board (X58 Gigabyte board) so I'm going by experience with it, and the BIOS. I've also been a participatiing member of the gigabyte forums.

And yeah I agree about doing some homework. You learn, and as you say, see if anywone else has the same issue.

Its all good
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