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OK so i just got my new rig set up and my motherboard is the asus sabertooth x58 .....i have 6gb of gskill ripjaws

ok so the problem is i have 6gb triple channel showing in CPU-Z
but not in windows windows is only showing that i have 4gb what could be this problem and how to fix it ive try'd powering down completly and reinstallin the ram and tinkering with the voltage

    
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How much usable ram shows in your Bios?
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4gb shows in bios .....i tested all the rams one by one and one of them is in fact DOA so ill have to RMA then back for a new set
    
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Sometimes a bad pin in the socket can do this,and sometimes an overtightened heatsink can too.Don't just assume it's the ram.Reminds me of all the fools on the newegg reviews who think something is dead and return it when actually it's because they don't know what they are doing.

I see you tested them and have a bad stick,are you sure it's not the slot?Because that's what happens the slot doesn't work because of what I just stated.
Edited by djsi38t - 12/27/10 at 7:07am
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Sometimes a bad pin in the socket can do this,and sometimes an overtightened heatsink can too.Don't just assume it's the ram.Reminds me of all the fools on the newegg reviews who think something is dead and return it when actually it's because they don't know what they are doing.

I see you tested them and have a bad stick,are you sure it's not the slot?Because that's what happens the slot doesn't work because of what I just stated.
i checked all three sticks one by one in the same slot and two worked fine the other wouldnt even boot the system..
    
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I'd say you have found your problem, rma you ram.
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