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I recently built a computer with these specs:
MOBO: ASUS P5N32-SLI WiFi AP Premium
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 6400 2.13 GHz
Video: nVidia 7600GS by Gigabyte
Audio: Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS (borrowed from older PC of mine)
RAM: 4x PNY DDR2 1GB (4GB total)

My problem is that when I install all 4 sticks of RAM, my computer acts as if I'm running off of 64MB! Is there any way to trick my motherboard into addressing the RAM correctly? Also, any hints on overclocking both RAM and CPU would be nice.
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo 6400 ASUS P5N32-SLI WiFi AP Premium GeForce 7600GS 2GB (2X 1GB) PNY DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320 GB Western Digital SATA DVD: HP DVD Writer 300n CD: Mitsumi CR-48X9TE Windows XP Professional 64 Bit Edition CTX 21" CRT 
KeyboardCaseMouseMouse Pad
Microsoft Wireless MultiMedia Keyboard 1.0A Antec Sonata II Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 2.0 none 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo 6400 ASUS P5N32-SLI WiFi AP Premium GeForce 7600GS 2GB (2X 1GB) PNY DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320 GB Western Digital SATA DVD: HP DVD Writer 300n CD: Mitsumi CR-48X9TE Windows XP Professional 64 Bit Edition CTX 21" CRT 
KeyboardCaseMouseMouse Pad
Microsoft Wireless MultiMedia Keyboard 1.0A Antec Sonata II Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 2.0 none 
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post #2 of 8
Are you running Vista??

XP cant run with 4gb of ram. Or at least cant recognize the 4gb.

As far as OCing goes, have a look around with the search button, its what we do here!!
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
P7450 @2.13ghz 9300GS 3gb DDR3 1066 320gb 
Optical DriveOSMonitorCase
Samsung DVD RW Vista P + W7 17" TFT 1440x900 Gloss Black 'n' Red 
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
P7450 @2.13ghz 9300GS 3gb DDR3 1066 320gb 
Optical DriveOSMonitorCase
Samsung DVD RW Vista P + W7 17" TFT 1440x900 Gloss Black 'n' Red 
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Originally Posted by Mysterious.blue View Post
I recently built a computer with these specs:
MOBO: ASUS P5N32-SLI WiFi AP Premium
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 6400 2.13 GHz
Video: nVidia 7600GS by Gigabyte
Audio: Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS (borrowed from older PC of mine)
RAM: 4x PNY DDR2 1GB (4GB total)

My problem is that when I install all 4 sticks of RAM, my computer acts as if I'm running off of 64MB! Is there any way to trick my motherboard into addressing the RAM correctly? Also, any hints on overclocking both RAM and CPU would be nice.
try updating your bios and and what size sticks of ram are they
ps please fill out your computer specs in user cp at the top of the page ty
post #4 of 8
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Originally Posted by nick69 View Post
Are you running Vista??

XP cant run with 4gb of ram. Or at least cant recognize the 4gb.

As far as OCing goes, have a look around with the search button, its what we do here!!
only 64 bit os will recconize that ammount
post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by noobdown View Post
only 64 bit os will recconize that ammount
I didnt know that. I didnt think XP of any variant would recognize 4gb of ram?
R710 Laptop
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
P7450 @2.13ghz 9300GS 3gb DDR3 1066 320gb 
Optical DriveOSMonitorCase
Samsung DVD RW Vista P + W7 17" TFT 1440x900 Gloss Black 'n' Red 
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R710 Laptop
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
P7450 @2.13ghz 9300GS 3gb DDR3 1066 320gb 
Optical DriveOSMonitorCase
Samsung DVD RW Vista P + W7 17" TFT 1440x900 Gloss Black 'n' Red 
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post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Forgot to show my OS: Win XP Pro 64 bit edition
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo 6400 ASUS P5N32-SLI WiFi AP Premium GeForce 7600GS 2GB (2X 1GB) PNY DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320 GB Western Digital SATA DVD: HP DVD Writer 300n CD: Mitsumi CR-48X9TE Windows XP Professional 64 Bit Edition CTX 21" CRT 
KeyboardCaseMouseMouse Pad
Microsoft Wireless MultiMedia Keyboard 1.0A Antec Sonata II Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 2.0 none 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo 6400 ASUS P5N32-SLI WiFi AP Premium GeForce 7600GS 2GB (2X 1GB) PNY DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320 GB Western Digital SATA DVD: HP DVD Writer 300n CD: Mitsumi CR-48X9TE Windows XP Professional 64 Bit Edition CTX 21" CRT 
KeyboardCaseMouseMouse Pad
Microsoft Wireless MultiMedia Keyboard 1.0A Antec Sonata II Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 2.0 none 
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post #7 of 8
try updating the bios then goto your mobo manufacture and get the latest bios and the program to flash it
post #8 of 8
Why dont you try with each ram... one by one... firts 1GB, then put the other 2GB, then the other... and see in what moment your OS is unstable
Also you can notice if one of your ram is weird
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i7 920 D0 <stock> EVGA X58 SLI LE Radeon HD5870 8GB Kingston DDR3 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
F3 Raid0 1TB/Seagate200GB/WD640GB Samsung DVD-RW Sata Windows 7 -x64- 2x 23" LG W2353V (3840*1080) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech -Classic- Thermaltake PurePower 600W TT Armor *250mm Fan* Teh Black MOD Logitech MX518 
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Cheap with wrist Gel 
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