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Strange issue detecting RAM

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I have been struggling with this issue for awhile now. If I cold boot my PC and it has not been on in sometime the BIOS and windows only detects 4GBs of RAM. If I see this during POST and power it off and back on it get the full 6GBs detected.

When I first built it I had a similar issue but I thought I had corrected it and paid no attention to it, I guess not. I have manually set timings and voltages for memory according to what G.Skill states they should run at.

Any ideas? My CPU is not OCed for now since it chews through anything right now. I have this kit.
post #2 of 8
Are you running the latest BIOS version?
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Im not sure I will have to check. Good place to start I suppose.

I have always figured with updating the BIOS if it aint broke don't fix it.
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I had the same problem with a Asus RIIIE, and it ended up being a bent pin in the socket.
I ended up giving the board to a buddy of mine, and he was able to fix the pin, and all 6Gb's came back.
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Was he getting this issue all the time? Mine goes away when I reboot...
post #6 of 8
Nope, I would occasionally get all 6Gb's on boot up, but I'd say 80% of the time, I'd have to reboot several times, and then it was a crap shoot.

Edit:
Have you updated the bios yet, as suggested?
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I will be updating my BIOS this weekend. Mines a little different. Every cold boot is only 4GBs.
post #8 of 8
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I took the time to update the BIOS then setup all my various settings. I tried setting it the XMP first and it did that same thing. I then setup the RAM settings per what G.Skill states is correct same thing....

I think it could be a voltage setting but Im not sure which one needs to be tweaked.
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