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Windows 7: System doesn't want to take 8GB or ram

02 Jul 2009   #21
bobj

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Ken, yes a google search shows my mobo and 8gb frequently sold as a kit, no problems with my mobo and 8gb show up, also everything works OK with Vista for me. So I am pretty sure it is just a Windows7 problem that I will just have to wait until MSFT fixes.


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02 Jul 2009   #22
johngalt

 

Both of you - are you installing / do you have access to motherboard drivers that are 100% compatible with Windows 7? I am willing to bet that you're missing a chipset / other driver and / or Windows Update has replaced your OEM driver with a 'windows' driver that it thinks is better - and yet that is simply degrading performance....
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03 Jul 2009   #23
bobj

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

johngalt,

I think you are probably on the right track, thanks! I will do some digging and make sure I have the right drivers, etc...

will let you know if i get it working ..... thanks again for putting me on this path.

bobj
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03 Jul 2009   #24
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

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03 Jul 2009   #25
johngalt

 

I can answer that without reading it right now - *yes*.

I have 60+ extensions installed in Firefox, I like to keep multiple browsers open (for various reason, not just testing, but for some sites that seem to be broken in Fx) and I have numerous email accounts at various sites, some of which are POP but some of which (GMail and GMX) are IMAP - that is a lot of power there, especially considering I use the Weave extension for Fx to keep every thing backed up, and that I have several thousand bookmarks, so I have seen it easily happen where Fx is using 500 MB or more of my RAM *actively*.

Add to that the fact that I have dual monitors, and that now nVidia drivers *finally* allow multiple monitors even in SLI mode and I can easily have all 4 GB of RAM used up to the very last bit. I have lately gotten into the habit of running WMC on one monitor and Prototype on the other....

The average user, probably does not need more than 4 GB right now. However, back in 2002, when I built my P4, the average machine on Dell had ~128 - 256 MB of RAM - I built mine with 1.25 GB (dual 512s and a 256 that I added for fun). To be honest, XP never had a slow down problem on my machine like most people complained about - wonder why?

I guarantee you that the next machine I build will have 12 or 24 GB of RAM. Anything less would be against my future proofing religion.
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03 Jul 2009   #26
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Just looked at your computer pics... you don't have a Computer, its a rocket mate. Awesome!
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03 Jul 2009   #27
johngalt

 

Moi? Thanks - but it pales in comparison to what I want to build (and I already have the i7 965 EE sitting on the shelf waiting for a home)....
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03 Jul 2009   #28
bobj

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

dinesh,

the OP is seeking to get (their) 8gb working. I see you are a win7 expert, so if you can provide a solution it would be appreciated.
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03 Jul 2009   #29
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

HI Bob, as you said that all 8 gb works with vista, its obvious that its a bug in 7. i would advise you to wait till the final release. On my desktop, if i install windows 7, my back sound port doesn't work. But when i install vista on it, the back audio port works. I still do not understand what's causing this. But this is true.
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03 Jul 2009   #30
bobj

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hi Dinesh,

Yes I'll go with your suggestion and wait for the final release before putting 8gb back.
also I have no problems with Ubuntu Linux using the 8gb. Thanks for the response.
bobj (p.s. my son in law is from mumbai)
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