Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Memory › Help: 6GB Ram Showing 4GB ?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Help: 6GB Ram Showing 4GB ?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Ok here's the thing I have just installed new memory ram yesterday 6GB DDR3 1600MHz (3x2GB) all was fine since yesterday and was showing 6GB ram. But today I checked under "System" in Windows and the memory is showing as 4GB. I have Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate I have also checked to make sure that under "msconfig" maximum memory is not ticked and it is not. There is another interesting thing in Bio's and Windows system it is showing as 4GB but in the software CPU-Z in the memory tab and next to Size it says "6144" (6GB) also another thing I noted in Channels it says "Dual" even though this is a triple setup ? So what could be wrong why does it say Dual know? I mean it was showing as 6GB yesterday when I checked in Bio's and Windows System?
~~ White Devil ~~
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K OC 4.5 @ 1.18V Asus Maximus V Extreme Z77 2x SLi 4GB EVGA GTX 680 Classified 32GB G.Skill Trident X 2400MHz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x Raid 0 OCZ Vector 256GB LG BH16NS40 Blu Ray  Corsair H110 Push/Pull With NoiseBlocker PK-3 Fans Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell U3014 Corsair AX1200W NZXT Switch 810 White 
  hide details  
Reply
~~ White Devil ~~
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K OC 4.5 @ 1.18V Asus Maximus V Extreme Z77 2x SLi 4GB EVGA GTX 680 Classified 32GB G.Skill Trident X 2400MHz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x Raid 0 OCZ Vector 256GB LG BH16NS40 Blu Ray  Corsair H110 Push/Pull With NoiseBlocker PK-3 Fans Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell U3014 Corsair AX1200W NZXT Switch 810 White 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 16
have u tried re seating ur ram??
Ov3RK11L
(15 items)
 
Project Toaster
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-661 4.2Ghz 24/7 Gigabyte H55N-USB3 Sapphire HD7950 950mhz OC Gskill Ripjaws DDR3 1333 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Corsair F60 SSD + WD 500GB black LG burner Antech Kuhler 620 w/ NoiseBlocker fan Win 7 Ult. 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus 24" LED LCD 1920X1080 Logitech G510 600W 80+ Lian Li PC-Q08B 
MouseMouse PadAudio
R.A.T 7  Frys?? lol onboard..ohh yahhhhhhh  
  hide details  
Reply
Ov3RK11L
(15 items)
 
Project Toaster
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-661 4.2Ghz 24/7 Gigabyte H55N-USB3 Sapphire HD7950 950mhz OC Gskill Ripjaws DDR3 1333 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Corsair F60 SSD + WD 500GB black LG burner Antech Kuhler 620 w/ NoiseBlocker fan Win 7 Ult. 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus 24" LED LCD 1920X1080 Logitech G510 600W 80+ Lian Li PC-Q08B 
MouseMouse PadAudio
R.A.T 7  Frys?? lol onboard..ohh yahhhhhhh  
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 16
Re-seat your ram? Maybe a pin isn't signalling correctly. If that does not work then I would check your MB manual to see if it supports your current ram on their vendor list. Or maybe something in your BIOS. I am not familiar with triple channel setups myself.
Windfall
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 Asus P5E3 Premium Wifi XFX HD Radeon 6950 SuperTalent 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WADFALS1001 WD Black Edition 1TB x 2 Raid 0 DVD-RW DIE VISTA, Using W7 24Inch 1920x1200 
PowerCase
Corsair 750TX Corsair 800D 
  hide details  
Reply
Windfall
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 Asus P5E3 Premium Wifi XFX HD Radeon 6950 SuperTalent 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WADFALS1001 WD Black Edition 1TB x 2 Raid 0 DVD-RW DIE VISTA, Using W7 24Inch 1920x1200 
PowerCase
Corsair 750TX Corsair 800D 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tx-jose View Post

have u tried re seating ur ram??

Well I have not done that reason for this is it was showing 6gb ram yesterday. But can it become unseated by itself?
~~ White Devil ~~
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K OC 4.5 @ 1.18V Asus Maximus V Extreme Z77 2x SLi 4GB EVGA GTX 680 Classified 32GB G.Skill Trident X 2400MHz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x Raid 0 OCZ Vector 256GB LG BH16NS40 Blu Ray  Corsair H110 Push/Pull With NoiseBlocker PK-3 Fans Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell U3014 Corsair AX1200W NZXT Switch 810 White 
  hide details  
Reply
~~ White Devil ~~
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K OC 4.5 @ 1.18V Asus Maximus V Extreme Z77 2x SLi 4GB EVGA GTX 680 Classified 32GB G.Skill Trident X 2400MHz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x Raid 0 OCZ Vector 256GB LG BH16NS40 Blu Ray  Corsair H110 Push/Pull With NoiseBlocker PK-3 Fans Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell U3014 Corsair AX1200W NZXT Switch 810 White 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 16
Yep, it can. Vibrations from any/many sources can wiggle it free. Somewhere I have time lapse video showing ram sliding out of a MB because a customer didn't believe me that his ram was fine but was slipping out. It rarely happens but it does. Usually from a bump on the case or some such.

Though to be fair, most times the clips on the ram hold it in. Nothing is perfect.
Windfall
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 Asus P5E3 Premium Wifi XFX HD Radeon 6950 SuperTalent 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WADFALS1001 WD Black Edition 1TB x 2 Raid 0 DVD-RW DIE VISTA, Using W7 24Inch 1920x1200 
PowerCase
Corsair 750TX Corsair 800D 
  hide details  
Reply
Windfall
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 Asus P5E3 Premium Wifi XFX HD Radeon 6950 SuperTalent 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WADFALS1001 WD Black Edition 1TB x 2 Raid 0 DVD-RW DIE VISTA, Using W7 24Inch 1920x1200 
PowerCase
Corsair 750TX Corsair 800D 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 16
I re seating doesn't fix it see what cpuz says on the mem tab.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600K @ 4.7(1.416v load) Gigabyte P67 UD4 Diamond HD 7970 1250/1800 4 x 4GB Mushkin Blackline 1.35v 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
830 256GB & (3) Spinpoint F3's win7 x64 LG W2363D-PF Silverstone DA800 
Case
FT-02B 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600K @ 4.7(1.416v load) Gigabyte P67 UD4 Diamond HD 7970 1250/1800 4 x 4GB Mushkin Blackline 1.35v 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
830 256GB & (3) Spinpoint F3's win7 x64 LG W2363D-PF Silverstone DA800 
Case
FT-02B 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 16
if not I would do a BIOS update as well while ur at it if your not on the latest BIOS
Ov3RK11L
(15 items)
 
Project Toaster
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-661 4.2Ghz 24/7 Gigabyte H55N-USB3 Sapphire HD7950 950mhz OC Gskill Ripjaws DDR3 1333 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Corsair F60 SSD + WD 500GB black LG burner Antech Kuhler 620 w/ NoiseBlocker fan Win 7 Ult. 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus 24" LED LCD 1920X1080 Logitech G510 600W 80+ Lian Li PC-Q08B 
MouseMouse PadAudio
R.A.T 7  Frys?? lol onboard..ohh yahhhhhhh  
  hide details  
Reply
Ov3RK11L
(15 items)
 
Project Toaster
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-661 4.2Ghz 24/7 Gigabyte H55N-USB3 Sapphire HD7950 950mhz OC Gskill Ripjaws DDR3 1333 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Corsair F60 SSD + WD 500GB black LG burner Antech Kuhler 620 w/ NoiseBlocker fan Win 7 Ult. 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus 24" LED LCD 1920X1080 Logitech G510 600W 80+ Lian Li PC-Q08B 
MouseMouse PadAudio
R.A.T 7  Frys?? lol onboard..ohh yahhhhhhh  
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 16
Go to this post: http://www.overclock.net/t/662236/the-asus-p6x58d-premium-e-thread/0_100 Then scroll down to "RAM NOT WORKING? OR ISN'T DISPLAYING THE CORRECT AMOUNT? READ BELOW."
Of course I know the thread isn't about your motherboard but read it anyway. It will apply to all ASUS X58 platforms.
Good luck. None of it helped me but it has helped others.
You can also find most of this plus other things to try by searching the ASUS Forums.
Rant
(21 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3930K RAMPAGE IV EXTREME MSI R9 290X Lightning MSI R9 290X Lightning 
RAMRAMRAMRAM
Corsair  Corsair  Corsair  Corsair  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung SSD 840 500GB Toshiba Desktop 3.5" SATA 6GB/s 3TB 7200RPM 64M... Pioneer BDXL Corsair H100i 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7x64 SP 1 Dell U3011 Duckyshine Year of the Snake Corsair 1200i 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 900D Microsoft Sidewinder X8 Fierce Gaming Control Teflon coated steel On Board 
Other
Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 High-power 2... 
  hide details  
Reply
Rant
(21 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3930K RAMPAGE IV EXTREME MSI R9 290X Lightning MSI R9 290X Lightning 
RAMRAMRAMRAM
Corsair  Corsair  Corsair  Corsair  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung SSD 840 500GB Toshiba Desktop 3.5" SATA 6GB/s 3TB 7200RPM 64M... Pioneer BDXL Corsair H100i 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7x64 SP 1 Dell U3011 Duckyshine Year of the Snake Corsair 1200i 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 900D Microsoft Sidewinder X8 Fierce Gaming Control Teflon coated steel On Board 
Other
Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 High-power 2... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by kzinti1 View Post

Go to this post: http://www.overclock.net/t/662236/the-asus-p6x58d-premium-e-thread/0_100 Then scroll down to "RAM NOT WORKING? OR ISN'T DISPLAYING THE CORRECT AMOUNT? READ BELOW."
Of course I know the thread isn't about your motherboard but read it anyway. It will apply to all ASUS X58 platforms.
Good luck. None of it helped me but it has helped others.
You can also find most of this plus other things to try by searching the ASUS Forums.

I had the same issue. A Bios update fixed mines... but I also tried loosening the motherboard screws...
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 970 @ 4GHZ Asus P6X58D-E 2X EVGA GTX 580 SLI each @ 800Mhz 6GB Corsair XMS3 CAS 7 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2X OCZ Vertex 30GB RAID 0 Corsair H100 Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit S23A950D + 42" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razor Black Widow Ultimate Corsair AX1200 Antec Twelve Hundred Razor Deathadder 3500dpi 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 970 @ 4GHZ Asus P6X58D-E 2X EVGA GTX 580 SLI each @ 800Mhz 6GB Corsair XMS3 CAS 7 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2X OCZ Vertex 30GB RAID 0 Corsair H100 Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit S23A950D + 42" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razor Black Widow Ultimate Corsair AX1200 Antec Twelve Hundred Razor Deathadder 3500dpi 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 16
How much pressure do you have on the socket? It is a well known fact that socket pressure affects ram channels. Also, on my RAMPAGE II Extreme, when I overclock using the XMP profile, 2 GB disappear out of 6GB! I have never been able to solve this issue, instead I input the timings manually to prevent the 2GB disappearing. thumb.gif
 
QUEEN OF BLADES
(14 items)
 
ASUS U6Sg
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 920 REV D0@4.2 HT Asus Rampage II Extreme CFX : XFX HD5870 XXX @ 920 MHz /5.4 GHz 6GB DDR3 XMP CL6 TRIDENT 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Vertex 2 180 GB+RAID 0 2 * 1 TB SAMSUNG Sony Optiarc Labelflash Thermalright Venoumous X W7 X64 Ultimate RETAIL 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2410 IPS Logitech Corsair CMPSU-850TX Antec 1200 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech HAMA Xonar STX / Auzen Forte 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 920 C0:3.8 GHz HT (DVID) Rampage III Formula PCGH CFX: XFX HD4890 XXX @ 1GHz/1.1 GHz 6GB G-SKILL XMP CL7@ 1444MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1 * 500GB WD Caviar+RAID 0 2 * 1 TB SAMSUNG Plextor PX-L89OSA W7 X64 Ultimate RETAIL ACER B203W 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech LX710 Corsair CMPSU-750TX Antec 902 Logitech LX710 
Mouse PadAudio
HAMA Creative Titanium HD 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo : T8300 Asus U6000Sg Series Notebook NVIDIA 9300 GS 4GB Kingston CL4 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi Ultrastar Asus POS Stock Asus with MX3 W7 x64 Ultimate RETAIL 
MonitorAudio
Asus 12.1 " LED Creative X-Fi EX54 
  hide details  
Reply
 
QUEEN OF BLADES
(14 items)
 
ASUS U6Sg
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 920 REV D0@4.2 HT Asus Rampage II Extreme CFX : XFX HD5870 XXX @ 920 MHz /5.4 GHz 6GB DDR3 XMP CL6 TRIDENT 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Vertex 2 180 GB+RAID 0 2 * 1 TB SAMSUNG Sony Optiarc Labelflash Thermalright Venoumous X W7 X64 Ultimate RETAIL 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2410 IPS Logitech Corsair CMPSU-850TX Antec 1200 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech HAMA Xonar STX / Auzen Forte 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 920 C0:3.8 GHz HT (DVID) Rampage III Formula PCGH CFX: XFX HD4890 XXX @ 1GHz/1.1 GHz 6GB G-SKILL XMP CL7@ 1444MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1 * 500GB WD Caviar+RAID 0 2 * 1 TB SAMSUNG Plextor PX-L89OSA W7 X64 Ultimate RETAIL ACER B203W 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech LX710 Corsair CMPSU-750TX Antec 902 Logitech LX710 
Mouse PadAudio
HAMA Creative Titanium HD 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo : T8300 Asus U6000Sg Series Notebook NVIDIA 9300 GS 4GB Kingston CL4 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi Ultrastar Asus POS Stock Asus with MX3 W7 x64 Ultimate RETAIL 
MonitorAudio
Asus 12.1 " LED Creative X-Fi EX54 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Memory
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Memory › Help: 6GB Ram Showing 4GB ?