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Windows 7: 9gb Ram installed. 7 Gb shown as installed, 6.1gb available. Windows 8


28 May 2013   #1

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 
9gb Ram installed. 7 Gb shown as installed, 6.1gb available. Windows 8

Hello,

Haven't needed help from you guys in a while. I'm even using windows 8 now. Your advice was so good the last time.. I'm back.

Ok so I have a brand new kingston 4gb ram chip installed on my ecs p-45-t black series board. It replaced a 1gb chip. My other chips all say 1.8v this new one is 1.95.

According to my board manual, the board may only take 2gb chips, that contradicts its 16gb max capacity it boldly advertises. So I threw a dart. Now its telling me that I only have 7gb's one gigabyte more than before but I technically just added 3.

So far I have increased my memory voltage in the blue setup screen you get when pressing delete to 1.95 to see if it would fix this. It has not. I also just downloaded two bios files that I have not loaded.

I wait to hear from you again.

Thanks

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28 May 2013   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I would not change the bios at this time.
I recommend installing all match ram that meet the motherboard specs. Mismatching ram seldom works correctly if at all.
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28 May 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

What edition of Windows 8 are you using? Your profile shows Windows 7.

In theory using any combination of compatible RAM should work. But things don't always work that way in the real world. Any differences in RAM specifications or even manufacturer often cause problems.

This is not the time for a BIOS update. This should only be done if the update specifically addresses a problem you are having. You should not do it simply because there is a newer version available or you hope it will resolve some problem. A failed BIOS flash, which can happen even if you do everything right, often has very serious consequences.
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28 May 2013   #4

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The ram I got is a kingston hyper x chip. It never came easy. 4gb ddr2? yeah right. are you telling me my money was not well spent?
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28 May 2013   #5

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by betterinblue View Post
The ram I got is a kingston hyper x chip. It never came easy. 4gb ddr2? yeah right. are you telling me my money was not well spent?
RAM modules should be bought in complete kits to ensure they are matched; all sticks should be the same brand, same size, and have the same specs. Otherwise, they may not play well together. Your new RAM module obviously is a mismatch so, yes, your money was not well spent. I'm sorry the news isn't better.

To find out what will work for you, restore your RAM to the original RAM configuration, then download and run the memory scanner from Crucial. That will tell you what RAM will work with your MOBO.

Also, if you would fill out the complete specs for your system, it will make it much easier for people to help you. If you have trouble fill out your specs, start a new thread and ask for help.
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28 May 2013   #6

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by betterinblue View Post
The ram I got is a kingston hyper x chip. It never came easy. 4gb ddr2? yeah right. are you telling me my money was not well spent?
RAM modules should be bought in complete kits to ensure they are matched; all sticks should be the same brand, same size, and have the same specs. Otherwise, they may not play well together. Your new RAM module obviously is a mismatch so, yes, your money was not well spent. I'm sorry the news isn't better.

To find out what will work for you, restore your RAM to the original RAM configuration, then download and run the memory scanner from Crucial. That will tell you what RAM will work with your MOBO.

Also, if you would fill out the complete specs for your system, it will make it much easier for people to help you. If you have trouble fill out your specs, start a new thread and ask for help.

Yeah I went there just now. It's reading my 4gb chip as 2gb chip instead!
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28 May 2013   #7

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 

My question now is, if I get chip of the same brand but not necessarily the same size will the issue be resolved?
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28 May 2013   #8

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Please fill in your computer specs as requested.
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28 May 2013   #9

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by betterinblue View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by betterinblue View Post
The ram I got is a kingston hyper x chip. It never came easy. 4gb ddr2? yeah right. are you telling me my money was not well spent?
RAM modules should be bought in complete kits to ensure they are matched; all sticks should be the same brand, same size, and have the same specs. Otherwise, they may not play well together. Your new RAM module obviously is a mismatch so, yes, your money was not well spent. I'm sorry the news isn't better.

To find out what will work for you, restore your RAM to the original RAM configuration, then download and run the memory scanner from Crucial. That will tell you what RAM will work with your MOBO.

Also, if you would fill out the complete specs for your system, it will make it much easier for people to help you. If you have trouble fill out your specs, start a new thread and ask for help.

Yeah I went there just now. It's reading my 4gb chip as 2gb chip instead!
Please reread my post.
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29 May 2013   #10

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I'll Follow your instructions carefully this time
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 9gb Ram installed. 7 Gb shown as installed, 6.1gb available. Windows 8




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