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I've been having this problem for a long time now, and can't seem to get it solved. I tried to re-seat the cpu, I've tried each stick individually (shows 1.99 with 4 gigs in there, but 2gigs works fine). I've tried every possible combination of this and I get the same result. 3.99 of 6 gigs usable on a cold boot.

Here's the kicker:

When I first boot up, even on default settings, it shows this. However, if I shut down completely, reboot, go into bios and reset to default, then boot up... it shows all 6 gigs every time. This is my boot ritual.

I'm going to try some different memory and see if that does anything (I've read that the EVGA boards can be picky about compatibility, and this seems to be a common problem on these boards). I'm just wondering what a good bang for the buck is for memory compared to what I have, which is in my sig.
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Some dominator ram would be good

or corsair vengance
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I've heard of several people having this issue with X58.
Perhaps it's a bad memory controller?
    
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I've heard of several people having this issue with X58.
Perhaps it's a bad memory controller?
Don't think so. Seems to only do it after a cold boot

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Alright. Swapped out the memory and cpu, and still getting this error. Ven-x has no pressure on it, so that isn't the issue. Think it's time for a new board.
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