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Windows 7: win7 64bit only recognizing 6gig of my 8gig of ram

29 Sep 2010   #11
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Question

CPU-Z see all of the memory -- right?
Win sees it sometimes -- right?

What is your Bios seeing, is it all the time or sometimes.

If the bios fails to some times see all the memory. One cause could be some contaminant in the cpu socket that is borderline on shuting off one of the mem sockets. To rule that out you could remove the CPU and inspect the socket with a magnifying glass. You would have to look at it from all angles. This would be small and very hard to see.

I went this route once, and it was a minute piece of packing (foam) in the socket. Really hard to see.


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29 Sep 2010   #12
HeroGhost

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Hopalong you would thinks so but,

Attachment 101160

from the manual for that motherboard.
I have it set up like the lower left, and I did this because of what the manual said.
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29 Sep 2010   #13
HeroGhost

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
CPU-Z see all of the memory -- right?
Win sees it sometimes -- right?

What is your Bios seeing, is it all the time or sometimes.

If the bios fails to some times see all the memory. One cause could be some contaminant in the cpu socket that is borderline on shuting off one of the mem sockets. To rule that out you could remove the CPU and inspect the socket with a magnifying glass. You would have to look at it from all angles. This would be small and very hard to see.

I went this route once, and it was a minute piece of packing (foam) in the socket. Really hard to see.
I might leave this as a last resort.
CPU-Z always sees it, and the bios always sees it. I've even run memtest86+ to double check the ram and I get no errors. Windows will always see it from a warm or restart, but will not see it on a cold start.
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29 Sep 2010   #14
HeroGhost

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

i'm having a hard time gauging when the problem is happening now. I've just tried some cold boots and restarts and the ram is always showing up correctly. However before that I had left the computer off for several hours and when I started it up the ram wasn't visible to windows. I'm going to leave it off for a couple hours again, and then check the bios when I turn it on. Could it possibly be some a bent pin or something that's only hitting the ram stick onces it's warm?

it's throwin me for a loop.
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29 Sep 2010   #15
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

OK, I'm confused.... If you have a 1366 system that uses triple channel memory... why are you only using 8gig? Sort of like using 3gig on a 4gig board.

You might want to check with the manufacture but, I would think that board would like either 6 or 12gig of RAM, 8 is one of those 'tweena issues that's probably confusing the system.

1- Also how did you purchase your memory? Was it in pairs?
2- And pairs of what? - 2gig packs, 3gig packs, or what?

Edit: You have the wrong memory package! Even though that memory supports i7 it is packaged and designed for the i7-800 series processors (P55 chipset) Dual channel.

Since you have a X85 chipset MB, you'd have to have an i7-900 series processor which would be a triple channel memory.

You should have got something like this... Newegg.com - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D

Thus my questions above about the memory pairs
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30 Sep 2010   #16
HeroGhost

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
OK, I'm confused.... If you have a 1366 system that uses triple channel memory... why are you only using 8gig? Sort of like using 3gig on a 4gig board.

You might want to check with the manufacture but, I would think that board would like either 6 or 12gig of RAM, 8 is one of those 'tweena issues that's probably confusing the system.

1- Also how did you purchase your memory? Was it in pairs?
2- And pairs of what? - 2gig packs, 3gig packs, or what?

You can see the purchases from the links in the previous posts. one pack of 4 sticks memory. I suppose it's possible that it's confusing the system, but it supposedly would be able to handle it. Did I buy the wrong ram? Shoot, i probably did.. My thinking was that the only difference between the dual and triple channel was how many sticks there were in the pack. I didn't think it would have an adverse effect on the system.
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30 Sep 2010   #17
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HeroGhost View Post
My thinking was that the only difference between the dual and triple channel was how many sticks there were in the pack. I didn't think it would have an adverse effect on the system.
Well....

You've got the wrong package. You'll want to go with either a 6gig or 12gig config. And you want them in a set.

And you want something like this... Newegg.com - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D
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30 Sep 2010   #18
HeroGhost

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HeroGhost View Post
My thinking was that the only difference between the dual and triple channel was how many sticks there were in the pack. I didn't think it would have an adverse effect on the system.
Well....

You've got the wrong package. You'll want to go with either a 6gig or 12gig config. And you want them in a set.

Well crap. Guess I might return and pick up the other kit. I'm inquiring with corsair to see what the hardware difference really is, or if it's just a "pack". I've read that the sticks themselves aren't different, it's the memory controller that's different. Where did you see about the chipsets? I don't see anywhere that specifies the P55 i7800 vs the other in the ram details.
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30 Sep 2010   #19
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Do you have Maximum Memory set to zero (0) ? Like in my snip ?


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30 Sep 2010   #20
HeroGhost

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Do you have Maximum Memory set to zero (0) ? Like in my snip ?
it looks like your screenshot
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