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post #1 of 15
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Hi, I'm new to this thread and looking for some help with what may be a minor issue. I just upgraded my system and I have windows 7 pro. I've checked the processor and the socket and all are in order. It was at 3.99GB usable and I don't really know what happened. A friend of mine suggested that it may be dead hardware. The bios when it loads shows only the 1.99GB but windows detects all 6GB with only 1.99GB usable as I previously stated. If anyone has any information on this problem I have, please share.

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post #2 of 15
If BIOS shows only 2GB usable. I'd try and reseat all the RAM modules. You could try and update the BIOS to the latest as well. When this happened to me, I ended up having bent pins in the socket. Did you make sure no pins were bent in the socket when you checked it?
post #3 of 15
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I triple checked all the pins, they're perfectly aligned, but I did notice on the back of the processor not every little surface has a little pin mark even though every pin is perfectly in line with the rest, and I already updated the bios to the latest version. I thought maybe it showed 2gb on bios because that is what is "good" memory. Yet Windows detects all 6 GB but only 2 is usable. perhaps the other 2 sticks died or something...I'll attempt to reseat them again and see if that works. I don't know if there are any certain settings I should be looking for or what not that allow me to utilize all 6Gb.
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post #4 of 15
Are you using 32 or 64bit?

Which slots do you have the memory in?
 
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post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
I have the memory in slots 1,3,5 and it is 64 bit windows 7 pro
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post #6 of 15
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I already checked compatibility of RAM and Mobo on Corsair's website and they have it listed by model number that it's compatible with the motherboard I have
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post #7 of 15
Im guessing you have tried one stick at a time?
 
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post #8 of 15
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That's the first thing I'm going to do when I get home. I'm currently at work and doing this all from memory. It's the only thing I haven't tried, I've reseated and cleaned the socket and each DIMM. Perhaps I didn't seat them all the way in properly. Happened with my sound card at first lol.
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post #9 of 15
could just be a setting in the bios that is set to used shared ram for the on-board video card. last time i encountered a problem like this it was to be set to 0 or something and then it worked normal .
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post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by YGr7JiOETk;12440831 
could just be a setting in the bios that is set to used shared ram for the on-board video card. last time i encountered a problem like this it was to be set to 0 or something and then it worked normal .

X58 boards dont have on-board video....
 
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Cheap beige DVD ROM Koolance full copper GX2 block Vista 32bit LG W2486L 
PowerCase
Antec EA650 Antec 900 
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I7 920 D0 P6X58D-6 [Full mosfet/Northbridge blocks) GTX480 3x 2GB Dominator 1600Mhz 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
M4 64GB WD Green 1.5TB 2x WD CB 640GB Lite-on 22x dual layer, ASUS Blu-ray 
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Custom loop Windows 7 64 bit LG W2486L Microsoft (cheapest they had) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX950 Lancool PC-K62 Microsoft X5 Akira theme 
Audio
Logitec 5.1 
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EVGA P55 2x 2GB Corsa 2133MHz 250GB DVD-RW 
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