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Old 05-14-2015, 11:13 AM   #11
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max memory is not ticked. says 4096mb max if I tick the box. In addition there is no integrated graphics chip available. It's an i7-920. So there isn't an option in the bios that deals with that. I can get 12gb of ram for 95 bucks. I might just do that if this can't be figured out.
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Old 05-14-2015, 11:52 AM   #12
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I had a situation like this before and I don't know if this applied to your motherboard. It may be that your motherboard does not see more than 4 gig of memory.

I had an AMD X2 system with 3 gig memory but the board only saw two gig. Windows will report seeing 3 gig memory but everything else says two.

I think this is such your case.
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Old 05-14-2015, 01:01 PM   #13
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My board supports up to 24gb of memory. This has literally just started. I have had this comp for 7 years and now its doing this. I think I will just buy new ram.
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Old 05-14-2015, 03:45 PM   #14
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Fixed it! I reseated everything again and now the performance tab in task manager shows 6gb!
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Ah so...

Even tho you reseated them before.
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Old 05-14-2015, 03:57 PM   #16
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Well this time I literally took them out, tried them one by one to make sure each stick worked, and then put them back in. Problem solved.
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There you go. Good job son.
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Glad you got it sorted..
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Old 05-14-2015, 10:12 PM   #19
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Thanks all for the help!
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Corroded connections. Unplugging then plugging them back in was enough friction to bite through.
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