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Windows 7: RAM problems

15 Mar 2015   #1
Jotaa

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
RAM problems

Hello everyone, I'm new on this forums. And i really want to solve my PC problem.

For some reason only half of my ram are being detected by windows.
I already checked msconfig, and that's not the problem.


These are my pc specs.

Computer Type PC/Desktop
OS Windows 7 64bit
CPU i5 2500k
Motherboard P8Z68-V/GEN3
Memory 16GB
Graphics Card GTX 760
Sound Card XONAR PHOEBUS
Monitor(s) Displays ASUS something + BENQ GW2265
Screen Resolution 1920x1080

Keyboard RAZER CHROMA
Mouse SENSEI [RAW]
PSU TX 750W
Case NZXT APOLLO BLACK
Cooling H60
Hard Drives 2TB + 500GB
Internet Speed 120 MB
Browser FIREFOX
Antivirus AVG


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15 Mar 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Post a shot of resource manager showing the memory tab.
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16 Mar 2015   #3
Jotaa

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 



It is in Portuguese.

But there shows 8 GB.
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16 Mar 2015   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

The normal ideas would be to try the RAM in any adjacent slots you may have to rule out the possibility of bad slots and to run utilities that are designed to identify or test RAM, such as memtest86, Speccy, or CPU-Z.

It may be that you only thought you were buying 16 GB. What brand, model, and size do you think you have? two 8 GB sticks? four 4 GB sticks? Did you buy from a reliable vendor that has return privileges?

Is this a new build---did Windows EVER say you had 16 GB?
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16 Mar 2015   #5
Jotaa

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
The normal ideas would be to try the RAM in any adjacent slots you may have to rule out the possibility of bad slots and to run utilities that are designed to identify or test RAM, such as memtest86, Speccy, or CPU-Z.

It may be that you only thought you were buying 16 GB. What brand, model, and size do you think you have? two 8 GB sticks? four 4 GB sticks? Did you buy from a reliable vendor that has return privileges?

Is this a new build---did Windows EVER say you had 16 GB?
I guess I'll try to run memtest86.

I'm using four 4GB sticks. All of them are corsair.


Yes they used to work long time ago. But I didn't notice why they aren't working now.
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16 Mar 2015   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I'd run memtest86.

You say at one time Windows said you had 16 GB.

That points to either bad slots or two bad sticks.

You might be able to remove both sticks from one channel and see if you can boot at all. If you remove the good sticks, it certainly won't boot from the 2 bad sticks/slots.
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16 Mar 2015   #7
Jotaa

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I'd run memtest86.

You say at one time Windows said you had 16 GB.

That points to either bad slots or two bad sticks.

You might be able to remove both sticks from one channel and see if you can boot at all. If you remove the good sticks, it certainly won't boot from the 2 bad sticks/slots.
I ran memtest86 today. And here the results, i dont know what to do.


RAM - Album on Imgur
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17 Mar 2015   #8
Jotaa

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

hey?
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17 Mar 2015   #9
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Those tests are reporting 8GB so you most likely have a slot problem. Try reseating the memory modules and making sure the slots and modules are clean and free of dust. Boot into the BIOS and check to see what's being reported there.

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Follow the procedure in this Memtest tutorial for checking modules and slots. (Step 3.)

RAM - Test with Memtest86+
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