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Help only have 4 gb or ram showing instead of 8 that I had 2 days ago?

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Hello,

My system specs are as follows..

coolermaster 900watt psu
maximus extreme iv z z68 mb
i7 2700k clocked to 4.6 atm as waiting for paste to cure
h100 watercooling
crucial balistix ram elite 2x4gb - set to 1866mhz 1.6v @ 9/10/9/24/1t

I have been experimenting with tweaking my ssd over the past few days and changed a couple of settings in ms config advanced boot menu it appears that since doing so i only have 4gb showing in windows and even in bios! frown.gif

i have unticked all the boxes in this window now as my cpu only picked up 2 cores when i changed it to 4 (should have put it to 8 i supose due to 8 threads...)

but now my comp is only picking up half my ram.

any ideas peep?

cheers

w00dzy
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post #2 of 6
ok w00dzy I'll try and help you out as best I can.

First off, can you check if you can boot into windows with just the single RAM module? Try thise with each one to ensure both a actually working.

Let me know once you have verified this biggrin.gif

Sunny
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Thanks very much for the reply i will have another butchers when i finish work at about 10pm and will let you know. Should it boot into windows regardless of what dim the single stick is in?

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post #4 of 6
You mean regardless of which slot the dim is in? smile.gif
Yeah it should boot up into windows. Once you get in to windows, just check the properties on "My Computer" and verify that each stick shows it full capacity.
if one of the sticks doesn't boot into windows then at least we'll have found the source of the problem. thumb.gif
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Hello Sunny, thanks for your help.. I removed a stick and tried both in one slot and worked fine so tried again with both in the red slots and works fine?!! perhaps it was a software glitch when i changed to 2 cores by mistake?

cheers smile.gif
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Hello Sunny, thanks for your help.. I removed a stick and tried both in one slot and worked fine so tried again with both in the red slots and works fine?!! perhaps it was a software glitch when i changed to 2 cores by mistake?

cheers smile.gif

Love it when things fix themselves thumb.gif

Who knows, it may have been. If it happens again, just make a note of ALL the changes you made prior to the problem occuring and work your way back. That goes for any problems you encounter with your PC and/or components biggrin.gif

Glad I could help,

Sunny
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