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Windows 7: 6 gb ram only 3.96 gb usable

24 Nov 2014   #51
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

to get the max you would have to have both sticks or just one stick in it at that speed and your cpu and timings must be set right also. With two sticks with one being slower it will use the slower ones speed for both. If you want to put your bios back to what it was before you need to reflash it to an older or same version. try updating with this file.http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/...-ASUS-0801.zip after flashing this from a usb stick with nothing on it but what's inside that file through ez flash in the bios then once it's done and reboots it self you need to go back into the bios and set optimized defaults and reboot once more, then you can start changing things if need be.


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25 Nov 2014   #52
aek21tzonis

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

so you agree with what I said in my last post?
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25 Nov 2014   #53
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Where did it show 800, if it was in the DRAM Frequency area then it needs to be doubled like how mine is basically 1200 and is 2400.

EDIT: sorry misread yes if that stick is alone then it will run at only 1333 to get it to go to higher than 800 you would need to set it to probably 1333 in the bios or else it will not go to it automatically.


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25 Nov 2014   #54
aek21tzonis

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

so should I buy the stick I linked @post50 or change it from BIOS?
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25 Nov 2014   #55
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Even if you did buy that stick there is no guarentee they will work well with your other stick as only like pairs are guareteed by manufacture and mobo (even some of these don't work and need rma's) I would first try to use the one stick and see if it works are after telling the bios to do it at 1333 will it go to that and be stable in windows.
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26 Nov 2014   #56
aek21tzonis

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

so should I buy the one I linked or stay with the 1600mhz one?
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26 Nov 2014   #57
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aek21tzonis View Post
so should I buy the one I linked or stay with the 1600mhz one?
Your best bet is to buy a kit of 8GB that is two sticks at 1333 then you will get dual channel at rated speeds and they will be guaranteed to work together if you are gonna mix them then i would buy the same stick if you can of what you have already and then set your bios from auto to 1333. What site are you using and what budget do you have. I would also still flash your bios before attempting to purchase anything if you have not done so.
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26 Nov 2014   #58
aek21tzonis

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

so I can't use the whole 6 that I have installed right now?Could I possibly go to bios now and change it from "auto" to "1333mhz" ?
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26 Nov 2014   #59
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

From the motherboard specs at Motherboards - P7H55-M LX - ASUS :
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2 x DIMM, Max. 8 GB, DDR3 1333/1066 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
I'd go with what rvcjew said and get new memory, comes a time when one has to quit fighting a problem. The downside with fresh memory is a problem with the motherboard may show up which would be good to know about in deciding what to do next.
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26 Nov 2014   #60
aek21tzonis

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

so guys, 2x of this Transcend DDR3 4GB Dimm 1333MHz - ?????? RAM
or 1 more of the stick i bought and then downgrading in BIOS?
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