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post #1 of 25
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I got 4GB of ram 2x2 and when I got to computer properties it says I only have 2GB, I tuck out one stick and started PC all my PC did was just beep and didnt turn on so I replaced the stick with the other one and the PC did the same, I also checked all 4 slots on my motherboard it only starts when I have 2 sticks in dual channel but it shows 2GB, could anyone please help me?
post #2 of 25
Have a look for "Memory Remapping" in the bios. - Disable it if its on.
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Just had a look, but I cant see any options like that, I also reset my bios to deafults, and CPU Z shows thats RAM is not only 2gb but also in single channel when I have it in dual channel

(I also just got another card to CF would that be the problem??)
post #4 of 25
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Originally Posted by Thunderpuss View Post
Just had a look, but I cant see any options like that, I also reset my bios to deafults, and CPU Z shows thats RAM is not only 2gb but also in single channel when I have it in dual channel

(I also just got another card to CF would that be the problem??)

Xfire nope that wouldnt cause it...

under your system properties or under your task manager does it say only two gigs or does it show more then that
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Make sure the other stick is correcly inserted on the slot,give em more pressure until they snap in.
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32bit or 64bit (your OS)? Also, take out one module, turn on your PC. Still registering 2GB? Then reverse it. If they both seem to work, use different DIMM slots and do the test again.
post #7 of 25
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Task manager shows, 2GB if I take one stick of ram out PC constantly beeps and dosent start, I tried all slots
post #8 of 25
I suppose it's possible the memory controller in your chip is dying on you...

Do you have another AM3 chip to test with?
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post #9 of 25
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I suppose it's possible the memory controller in your chip is dying on you...

Do you have another AM3 chip to test with?
CPU or Mobo? I dont even know what to do now order new memory or a new mobo
post #10 of 25
dead ram. time to RMA
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