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M57SLI-S4 -- Showing less ram all of a sudden?!

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I downloaded Everest to check my system out, and it says 1.4gb of ram in my physical memory. So I check it out, and sure enough my BIOS is reporting 1.4gb.

I have a 4gb kit mind you (2x2), so I test each stick individually, and they both showed up as 2gb a piece. Put them back in together and they show up as either 1.4 or 3.2gb depending on my computers mood i guess.

I just put in the same kit and it shows up as 3.2gb in my bios still... it used to show up as the full 4gb.. What is going on?!

My whole system is new, and I just replaced my MOBO due to the other one being defective...

I'm lost..


edit* I just checked CPUZ and it shows all 4gb of ram... weird.
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May be a defective ram slot or ram..lets hope not though is the ram seated properly on the mobo?
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If it says you have 3.2gb, thats because 32bit versions of Windows can only take advantage of about 3.2gb. It can/will see that there is 4gb installed, just can't use it all.
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If it says you have 3.2gb, thats because 32bit versions of Windows can only take advantage of about 3.2gb. It can/will see that there is 4gb installed, just can't use it all.
I'm saying the BIOS only is showing 3gb now. It used to recognize 4gb. The BIOS will recognize 4gb regardless of the computers OS.
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