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If it starts showing all the RAM as usable at 1066 then you know it is the IMC not handling 4x8GB correctly at the higher speed. I really enjoy having the extra memory and DO NOT want to install 64 bit windows because alot of the stuff I use will not work under that.  Ok. We spent days figuring it out and after nothing worked gave up. permalinkembedsaveparent[–]Vinnayz 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago(0 children)Check BIOS again and look to see if there is a setting to change the amount of RAM used. navigate here

It very well may be that the IMC just can't handle 4x8GB. newtekie1 said: ↑ That isn't entirely true, if the IMC doesn't pass POST it will limit the RAM and still boot the machine. Because on AMD64 systems with IMC, one common method of memory remapping (hoisting) can leave you with only 2GB below the 4GB line, and it was the only method available prior Maybe I'm uninformed of how some new feature worked, but as far as I knew systems use shared/unified memory for onboard graphics, not dedicated.

Plug everything back in Restart the computer If it boots, then you know that Slot and that specific RAM is fine. Even several Memtest (well not Winblows memtest) show 12 megs..The Asus AI I use on the new P6X58D even shows its scaling 12 megs from 1066 (666.9) MHz to nearly 2000 EDIT I resolved the issue by buying 2 x Consair Vengeance 8GB sticks. The x86 architecture is capable of it.

permalinkembedsavegive gold[–]brokenguitarstring 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago(1 child)try this: run msconfig, select the boot tab, select advanced options, tick the checkbox that says Maximum memory permalinkembedsavegive gold[–][deleted] 1 point2 points3 points 2 years Things like that can help us narrow down the problem. moonman94 View Public Profile Find More Posts by moonman94 18 Apr 2014 #4 T0by Windows 7 Ultimate x64 26 posts Download CPU-Z and that tells you the proper All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices current community blog chat Super User Meta Super User your communities Sign up or log in to customize your list.

pull the stick out). Friday, March 02, 2012 5:46 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote Look for a BIOS update for your motherboard, the only way you should see only 2GB RAM Do not be afraid of 64bit OS it is the future and perform faster and better than 32 bit that is why everything is starting to go 64bit. http://superuser.com/questions/24118/windows-7-using-exactly-half-the-installed-memory As Danacona pointed out, the problem was not with Vista, applications at the time were written for XP.

If it doesn't, probably a memory channel is defective. Jul 31, 2011 11:29 AM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by The hatter, The hatter Jul 31, 2011 11:46 AM in response to The hatter Level 9 (60,939 permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]MystikIncarnate 5 points6 points7 points 2 years ago(4 children)how many rams? .... Aug 28, 2015 at 10:39 AM #8 Aquinus Resident Wat-man Joined: Jan 28, 2012 Messages: 9,815 (5.41/day) Thanks Received: 4,891 Location: Concord, NH System Specs System Name: Kratos Processor: Intel Core

well, according to wikipedia(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exabyte), the global monthly internet traffic is estimated to be 5 to 8 exabytes(as of Dec.'08). You've pulled and verified 100% that each DIMM is 2GB? Retail Windows 7 has both 32/64 or pick up System Builder Home Premium SP1 64-bit $95 from Amazon or Newegg. asked 7 years ago viewed 38663 times active 3 years ago Related 0Windows 7: Why is not all my memory usable?16How do I make Windows 7 less aggressive in caching memory?0In

Ok. check over here Thread Tools Display Modes 12-21-2009, 07:45 PM #1 singh5 Join Date: Mar 2009 Reputation: 0 Posts: 28 Windows 7 64-bit and ram I'm wondering what is the recommended PAE have been part of CPU's the last decade or more… December 28, 2012 Spike Thank you How-To Geek! Does it always need half for reserve, or can I change it?

permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]MystikIncarnate 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago(0 children)Oops, you're right; I should just delete my message. Could be alot of things, memory controller that balances voltages across 4 chips better than 2 so you get fewer page faults who knows. If you choose to participate, the online survey will be presented to you when you leave the Technet Web site.Would you like to participate? his comment is here Connect with him on Google+.

uhh whatIt confuses me so much... ._. No backups, updates or other considerations like licensing or activation? (Just poking fun.) :-D December 26, 2012 NSDCars5 That reminds me of my favorite computer prank: open it up, and set Interesting.

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Thanks to all who gave great advise...as always...Cheers! Here is the issue when i go into my bios settings to adjust the Mhz I put it to 1600Mhz when i boot into windows it says Im actually only running I am running 32bit beta right now and have 8gb memory installed. And, reset the CMOS, after installing the memory.

I found this guide on the dell website: http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN288999/EN... As always, use your own discretion with all advice here. Please be as specific as possible. weblink If I go to system properties it says 8gb memory there and I can definately tell a difference with programs opening if I take out 4gb.

Having that stuff is nice but it can sometimes be a bit like having a formula race car to cross the street. (Can we say overkill?) I also liked the passage:If Why is this, and how can i fix it? December 26, 2012 Zina Hey guys & girlz, @Lelouch: what would you say if Microsoft says that a 32 bit OS can address more than 4GB, eg. 64 GB ;) See Each device that gets mapped in will carve out a bit of the address space and render it unusable for the rest of the system. –Pär Björklund Aug 18 '09 at

a lot of people here say about 3.5GB usable, which means they have a card with 512MB graphics memory. No, create an account now. Nope. The important thing is that it worked with the 32GB of ram.

There's almost no reason not to, these days. –Jeff Atwood♦ Aug 18 '09 at 11:07 3 Thought I should follow up on this. Tim Comes Well, that should read "no good reason" because there are still many companies out there who haven't bothered to write 64-bit drivers for their devices.  It's sad, but true. Now I booted up windows and saw "4gb installed (1.99gb usable)" .