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Hi everyone, first time I noticed an issue with the RAM was when I look at my CPU Meter on my desktop, and randomly noticed it was only a total of 4087MB of physical RAM in use. I look at the task manager performance and it was only 4GB's too, along with My Computer properties. It's not a dead RAM module, at least I don't think so, because CPU-Z shows 6144MB (6GB) of RAM on the board.

Vital specs:
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 920, 2.66GHz @ 3.8GHz
Memory: Corsair Dominator 6GB (3X2GB) @ 1523MHz (8-8-8-24)
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage III Extreme

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Hopefully y'all can see that well, photobucket blows.
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post #2 of 9
interested in answer as i two have that problem
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Up until this day I've had 6GB's of RAM in use, really strange.
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OCZ Vertex 4 256GB, Western Digital 1TB (storage) Swiftech Apogee XT Rev.2, Koolance VID-NX580, M... Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Acer GD235 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 4 256GB, Western Digital 1TB (storage) Swiftech Apogee XT Rev.2, Koolance VID-NX580, M... Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Acer GD235 
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Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB Crucial C300 64GB SSD Liteon X24 water cooling, as shown in the rig picture 
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post #4 of 9
latest bios?

what's showing up in the bios too?

using all red slots, hopefully, update bios, try one stick at a time to test for a faulty stick. good luck
post #5 of 9
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All red RAM DIMM's are filled. I tried one stick at a time, and the DRAM LED on the board would not move up to VGA and BOOT.
HAF X79
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Hexa-core 600T
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ i7 3820 @ 4.8GHz 1.38 V EVGA X79 Classified E779 EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 Corsair Dominator GT 16GB 2133MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 4 256GB, Western Digital 1TB (storage) Swiftech Apogee XT Rev.2, Koolance VID-NX580, M... Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Acer GD235 
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Leopold FC200R (mx brown) Silverstone Strider 850W Cooler Master HAF X Logitech G9x 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries QCK+ (Fnatic) ASUS Xonar DX 7.1, PD3000A, X2 JVC 12" tower sp... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ 980x @ 4.51GHz 1.38 V ASUS Rampage III Extreme (deceased) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 @ 952MHz Corsair Dominator 6GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB Crucial C300 64GB SSD Liteon X24 water cooling, as shown in the rig picture 
OSPowerCaseAudio
Windows 7 Home Premium Silverstone Strider 850W Corsair Graphite 600T Special Edition (white) Razer Barracuda AC-1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme QX9650 XFX nForce 750i NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 Corsair Dominator 4GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex 2 80GB Liteon X24 RW Zalman CNPS9700NT Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
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HAF X79
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Hexa-core 600T
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ i7 3820 @ 4.8GHz 1.38 V EVGA X79 Classified E779 EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 Corsair Dominator GT 16GB 2133MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 4 256GB, Western Digital 1TB (storage) Swiftech Apogee XT Rev.2, Koolance VID-NX580, M... Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Acer GD235 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Leopold FC200R (mx brown) Silverstone Strider 850W Cooler Master HAF X Logitech G9x 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries QCK+ (Fnatic) ASUS Xonar DX 7.1, PD3000A, X2 JVC 12" tower sp... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ 980x @ 4.51GHz 1.38 V ASUS Rampage III Extreme (deceased) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 @ 952MHz Corsair Dominator 6GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB Crucial C300 64GB SSD Liteon X24 water cooling, as shown in the rig picture 
OSPowerCaseAudio
Windows 7 Home Premium Silverstone Strider 850W Corsair Graphite 600T Special Edition (white) Razer Barracuda AC-1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme QX9650 XFX nForce 750i NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 Corsair Dominator 4GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex 2 80GB Liteon X24 RW Zalman CNPS9700NT Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
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post #6 of 9
reset cmos?
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Yeah I reset the CMOS while I was trying to get a post with one 2GB stick of RAM, didn't post until I put all of my RAM back in.
HAF X79
(14 items)
 
Hexa-core 600T
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ i7 3820 @ 4.8GHz 1.38 V EVGA X79 Classified E779 EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 Corsair Dominator GT 16GB 2133MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 4 256GB, Western Digital 1TB (storage) Swiftech Apogee XT Rev.2, Koolance VID-NX580, M... Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Acer GD235 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Leopold FC200R (mx brown) Silverstone Strider 850W Cooler Master HAF X Logitech G9x 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries QCK+ (Fnatic) ASUS Xonar DX 7.1, PD3000A, X2 JVC 12" tower sp... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ 980x @ 4.51GHz 1.38 V ASUS Rampage III Extreme (deceased) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 @ 952MHz Corsair Dominator 6GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB Crucial C300 64GB SSD Liteon X24 water cooling, as shown in the rig picture 
OSPowerCaseAudio
Windows 7 Home Premium Silverstone Strider 850W Corsair Graphite 600T Special Edition (white) Razer Barracuda AC-1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme QX9650 XFX nForce 750i NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 Corsair Dominator 4GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex 2 80GB Liteon X24 RW Zalman CNPS9700NT Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP VS17E Emachines PS/2 Raidmax Hybrid 2 730W Antec 900 
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HAF X79
(14 items)
 
Hexa-core 600T
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ i7 3820 @ 4.8GHz 1.38 V EVGA X79 Classified E779 EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 Corsair Dominator GT 16GB 2133MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 4 256GB, Western Digital 1TB (storage) Swiftech Apogee XT Rev.2, Koolance VID-NX580, M... Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Acer GD235 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Leopold FC200R (mx brown) Silverstone Strider 850W Cooler Master HAF X Logitech G9x 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries QCK+ (Fnatic) ASUS Xonar DX 7.1, PD3000A, X2 JVC 12" tower sp... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ 980x @ 4.51GHz 1.38 V ASUS Rampage III Extreme (deceased) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 @ 952MHz Corsair Dominator 6GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB Crucial C300 64GB SSD Liteon X24 water cooling, as shown in the rig picture 
OSPowerCaseAudio
Windows 7 Home Premium Silverstone Strider 850W Corsair Graphite 600T Special Edition (white) Razer Barracuda AC-1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme QX9650 XFX nForce 750i NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 Corsair Dominator 4GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex 2 80GB Liteon X24 RW Zalman CNPS9700NT Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP VS17E Emachines PS/2 Raidmax Hybrid 2 730W Antec 900 
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post #8 of 9
your bios is also showing 4gb?
Edited by wermad - 3/22/11 at 10:48pm
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
Okay well, I was playing with my RAM a little bit, putting all 6GB of RAM on all 3 right-side DIMM's, 6GB detected on the BIOS. I put my tri-channel back in the red DIMM's again, and all of a sudden all 6GB's of RAM was detected, as for windows 7 and the task manager, all 6GB's of RAM is in play. Onions, I would suggest you mess around with your RAM a little bit, have it post into the BIOS and check if all 6GB of RAM appears when you put it all on one side of all 6 RAM slots for the Rampage III Extreme. I was hoping this all would be more conclusive, sure was expecting a DOA module or some messed up pins where the RAM is locked into, but I guess some random placement or a magic touch brings life back to the absent 2GB's of RAM. Thanks for the ideas and your time though.
Edited by kamikaze_ - 3/22/11 at 11:08pm
HAF X79
(14 items)
 
Hexa-core 600T
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ i7 3820 @ 4.8GHz 1.38 V EVGA X79 Classified E779 EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 Corsair Dominator GT 16GB 2133MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 4 256GB, Western Digital 1TB (storage) Swiftech Apogee XT Rev.2, Koolance VID-NX580, M... Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Acer GD235 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Leopold FC200R (mx brown) Silverstone Strider 850W Cooler Master HAF X Logitech G9x 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries QCK+ (Fnatic) ASUS Xonar DX 7.1, PD3000A, X2 JVC 12" tower sp... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ 980x @ 4.51GHz 1.38 V ASUS Rampage III Extreme (deceased) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 @ 952MHz Corsair Dominator 6GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB Crucial C300 64GB SSD Liteon X24 water cooling, as shown in the rig picture 
OSPowerCaseAudio
Windows 7 Home Premium Silverstone Strider 850W Corsair Graphite 600T Special Edition (white) Razer Barracuda AC-1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme QX9650 XFX nForce 750i NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 Corsair Dominator 4GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex 2 80GB Liteon X24 RW Zalman CNPS9700NT Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP VS17E Emachines PS/2 Raidmax Hybrid 2 730W Antec 900 
MouseMouse PadAudio
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HAF X79
(14 items)
 
Hexa-core 600T
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ i7 3820 @ 4.8GHz 1.38 V EVGA X79 Classified E779 EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 Corsair Dominator GT 16GB 2133MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 4 256GB, Western Digital 1TB (storage) Swiftech Apogee XT Rev.2, Koolance VID-NX580, M... Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Acer GD235 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Leopold FC200R (mx brown) Silverstone Strider 850W Cooler Master HAF X Logitech G9x 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries QCK+ (Fnatic) ASUS Xonar DX 7.1, PD3000A, X2 JVC 12" tower sp... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ 980x @ 4.51GHz 1.38 V ASUS Rampage III Extreme (deceased) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 @ 952MHz Corsair Dominator 6GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB Crucial C300 64GB SSD Liteon X24 water cooling, as shown in the rig picture 
OSPowerCaseAudio
Windows 7 Home Premium Silverstone Strider 850W Corsair Graphite 600T Special Edition (white) Razer Barracuda AC-1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme QX9650 XFX nForce 750i NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 Corsair Dominator 4GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex 2 80GB Liteon X24 RW Zalman CNPS9700NT Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP VS17E Emachines PS/2 Raidmax Hybrid 2 730W Antec 900 
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