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Serious weirdness occuring here. Ok i had a p5ne-sli, 4 x 1gb ram corsair displayed and showed in vista 32 as 3.4. all was good.

Got my xfx 780i, only showed 2gb in windows, hmmm... went with it for now and bought a 2nd 8800gt for my sli setup. Now, i bought 2 x 2gb of ram instead of 4 x1gb, thinking that may have been an issue. And still just 2048 showing in windows.

Now with switching around i find that in SLi mode i see only 2048.

with 1 card in single mode i see 2.5

with the other (same model) card i see 2.8???

i flashed to P03 when i first got the board, and all vista hotfixes including the 4gb patch are on there. I even reinstalled vista 32 tonight to see if all the OC attempts to get to 3.6 on my q6600 were the issue, again no.

I still can't get to 3.6 on my quad, is this another sign that some weird memory issue is the problem?

1gb and 2gb modules tried in every slot in every configuration. Not a godamn thing?!!!

losing my mind, shall i take back for a change in the morning??? or will i get in there and have them test with a random brand 8800 and see all 4gb.

my head is in the bin...................................
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32 bit OS right?

You can't get all 4gb's out of a 32 bit OS

If you have a Vista Disc I think you can put 64 bit OS on there without formatting your partition
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the reason you see less ram with a second card is you have added 512mb of system memory to your rig. that lowers it. like my rig will only see 2gb no matter what i do.
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As stated above,im fully aware of the limitations of a 32bit OS, however on my p5n, it displayed all 4gb in vista showing 3.4 as usable, which is how much a 32 bit OS can use.
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So with 2 x 8800gt in SLi i can only use 2gb of RAM regardless? if thats the case then that explains it.
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Originally Posted by jaybeerex View Post
So with 2 x 8800gt in SLi i can only use 2gb of RAM regardless? if thats the case then that explains it.
correct. thats the way it is with me. sucks dont it.
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Well if thats the case then hell yeah it sucks! but hey thanks man for clearing that up, thought i was losing my marbles here. Rep + for the speedy resolution.
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Well if thats the case then hell yeah it sucks! but hey thanks man for clearing that up, thought i was losing my marbles here. Rep + for the speedy resolution.
lol no its fine. it sucks cause 64bit is bad for games i have heard and 33 bit wont see more than 4 gigs. where does the other 1 gig go. NO CLUE LOL
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lol no its fine. it sucks cause 64bit is bad for games i have heard and 33 bit wont see more than 4 gigs. where does the other 1 gig go. NO CLUE LOL
Can you explain how a 64 bit os is BAD for games ? Yeah maybe alot of games don't utilize a 64 bit OS.. but it does not affect it negatively
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the reason you see less ram with a second card is you have added 512mb of system memory to your rig. that lowers it. like my rig will only see 2gb no matter what i do.
im sorry but this is bull ... i have 4gb and 2 8800GT and i have 4gb ram showing in vista 64 ....
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