Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: just installed AMD Bulldozer X8 FX-8150 but sytem not seeing all memy


12 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
just installed AMD Bulldozer X8 FX-8150 but sytem not seeing all memy

just installed AMD Bulldozer X8 FX-8150 but sytem not seeing all memory? it says 3gb 1.98gb usable?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

12 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I assume you're using the 64-bit version of Windows. Just enable 'Memory Remap' in your BIOS. Having 1.98GB of usable RAM sounds a bit weird, post a screenshot of the memory tab in resource monitor.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Mar 2013   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I hate to say but checking your mobo spec's, it doesn't support the FX chip set.

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...aspx?pid=3478#

http://www.gigabyte.com/support-down....aspx?pid=3478
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


12 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

i have a GA-970A-D3 and dont see that feature in the bios.



do i have to reformat the hard drive??
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Mar 2013   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

My bad I cut and pasted the mobo spec and it took me to Gigabyte. Let's try this again !

http://www.gigabyte.com/support-down....aspx?pid=3478

http://www.gigabyte.com/support-down....aspx?pid=3908

I'm still not seeing your chip on the list!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Mar 2013   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

What is your bios version?
It appears you have a F3 version bios for the Athlon and need a F7 version for the new chip bulldozer.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Mar 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

flashed F11 and i think i did something to the memory slot cause i took one stick out and system did not boot up, tried one single in the other slot and booted up. tried both in another slots and it sees 4gb now. nut not dual channel? What about if a cpu pin was bent? But it would'nt luck down in the scocket?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Mar 2013   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Can you take a picture of the ram slots and ram. What makes you think that the CPU pins could be bent? you mentioned it and that concerns me. When you drop the chip in.....zero.....I mean zero force should be needed to seat it!
Looking at the manual and your ram slots are color coded 1-2 blue and 3-4 white so please refer to below.
just installed AMD Bulldozer X8 FX-8150 but sytem not seeing all memy-capture.png


My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Mar 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I mentioned the bent pin as some one stated that it may be a cause of the memory issue from another forum. I have 4 verticale slots from left to right- ddr3-4 , ddr3-2 , ddr3-3, ddr3-1 the manual suggests to use ddr3-1 and ddr3-2 for dual channel. Thats were they were and working before. ddr3-1 slot works with a single stick where as ddr3-2 i get no video picture when unit boots up. Same as the slot beside it ddr3-4 doesthe same thing. the other to the right work ddr3-3 and ddr3-1

in my manual ddr3-4 and ddr3-3 are blue and other two are white. my memory has always been in the white.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Mar 2013   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Well in the end you have the ram being seen and that's the important thing. Maybe you have another 2 matching sticks in your future for a 8 gb system or another 4 sticks of 1600 or 1866 Mhz? Ram has fallen in price and 8-16 gb is a nice zone.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 just installed AMD Bulldozer X8 FX-8150 but sytem not seeing all memy




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: just installed AMD Bulldozer X8 FX-8150 but sytem not seeing all memy
Thread Forum
Temp too high? AMD FX 8150 (no overclock) Hardware & Devices
I need help overclocking new sys FX-8150 Bulldozer and 990FX Saber PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Solved How far should I OC my FX-8150 safely? PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
would 460w be enough for an AMD FX-8150 Hardware & Devices
AMD FX-8150 Thoughts Chillout Room
Photosmart 8150 Drivers

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:29 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33