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post #1 of 6
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Hello, I've been having some issues with my new build.
I installed windows on it and it was only detecting 4GB of ram out of 6GB, CPU-Z detected all 6GB.
I was messing around with the slots, and I think I've found a faulty slot, the computer wouldn't post when I put it in that slot. But CPU-Z detected all 6GB.
I tried the alternative slots for my motherboard and it wouldn't post.
I'm assuming I should RMA the motherboard.
Do you think there could be another problem?

Specs -
P6X58D-E Motherboard
6GB 1600 G.SKILL Ripjaws
GTX 570
i7 940
600W PSU
post #2 of 6
Are you using a 64-bit version of windows? Need that to get past that pesky 4Gb limit.

If it fails with ram in a certain slot than that slot may indeed be bad. You should probably still run a memory test tool just to verify ram is good.
post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by DarkPhoenix View Post
Are you using a 64-bit version of windows? Need that to get past that pesky 4Gb limit.

If it fails with ram in a certain slot than that slot may indeed be bad. You should probably still run a memory test tool just to verify ram is good.
I'm using 64-bit.
post #4 of 6
NO!!!! you just need to change the computer start up setting i think..

1.go to start
2.type 'msconfig' without quote and press enter
3.go to the "Boot" tab
4.open 'Advanced options....'
5. set up the number of cpu and the memory you want to use
6.apply and restart

it the first one is too hard follow the one below, it's more easy but it will change your custom program startup; so you will have to set it up again...

1.go to start
2.type 'msconfig' without quote and press enter
3.in the "General" tab just tick on 'Normal startup'
4.apply and restart

that's it man.... if it still doesn't work than i think it's ether the BIOS setting or The ram itself

Good luck
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Originally Posted by Mysteryboy View Post
NO!!!! you just need to change the computer start up setting i think..

1.go to start
2.type 'msconfig' without quote and press enter
3.go to the "Boot" tab
4.open 'Advanced options....'
5. set up the number of cpu and the memory you want to use
6.apply and restart

it the first one is too hard follow the one below, it's more easy but it will change your custom program startup; so you will have to set it up again...

1.go to start
2.type 'msconfig' without quote and press enter
3.in the "General" tab just tick on 'Normal startup'
4.apply and restart

that's it man.... if it still doesn't work than i think it's ether the BIOS setting or The ram itself

Good luck
I tried that, but I think the ram slot might be messed up.
post #6 of 6
Sounds like it may be a faulty RAM slot...but before you go RMA'ing that motherboard, try resetting your bios, and make sure you rule out that it's not the DIMMs that are the problem.
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