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Why does Windows only say I have 1GB of memory when I just installed 2 more 512MB sticks? I'm using the memory in my sig. plus an old pair of OCZ Platinums I have laying around. I made sure to clear the CMOS before doing anything. Running at stock speeds at the moment with rated mem. specs at 2T. The computer does go through POST and loads Windows just fine, but Windows and even the BIOS (MemTest too) says I only have 1GB. Funny thing is that CPU-Z and Everest both detect the additional memory sticks but still display only 1GB of memory. I know that mixing memory like this is not good, but obviously it works since Windows is able to load and I get no errors in Memtest. Any ideas?
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Is that ram is your sig. ddr2?
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And what is your old ram?
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I'm runnin 2x512MB PC4800 Patriot eXtreme and 2x512MB PC3200 OCZ Platinum 2 Ed. At the moment all sticks are running at 200MHz 2.5-3-3-7 2T.
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Can you tell which two are not showing up? (the OCZ or the Patriot)

Also, have you tried switching which set is in which slot?
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Originally Posted by mrjminer
Can you tell which two are not showing up? (the OCZ or the Patriot)

Also, have you tried switching which set is in which slot?

Both CPU-Z and Everest detect all of the sticks but say the total memory is still 1GB. The BIOS only shows 1GB also. I already tried switching around the memory sticks. I also tried all of the sticks by themselves in every slot and every combination; they all show up.
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Did you make sure you have the same memory brand running in dual channel?
----1a-OCZ/ 1b-Patriot/ 2a-OCZ/ 2b-Patriot----
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Originally Posted by TheLegend
Did you make sure you have the same memory brand running in dual channel?
----1a-OCZ/ 1b-Patriot/ 2a-OCZ/ 2b-Patriot----

That's the way I'm running it now. Patriot sticks in orange slots, OCZ in yellow.
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Never mind. Just recovered from serious memory errors. Serves me right for mixing and matching memory. I should know better. Shame on me . I think I will get a 2x1GB set latter on since they are rather cheap now.
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