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stoanee January 16, 2013 08:05 AM

Ram detection
 
Hookay, I need advice on ram detection. Which is the proper method of detection? When I fire up my RIVE, the bios says all the ram (GSkill 16gb x 2133mhz) is there, cpuZ sees it all but says it is in triple channel and task manager only sees 12 out of 16gb. What do I believe? I had GSkill Ares 1600mhz in there before with the same result. Is it mobo rma time?


(it has been reseated multiple times)

Soultribunal January 16, 2013 09:30 AM

First question, do you have a "MemOK" button on the board? If so push it and see if when defaulting your RAM to the lowest possible settings makes it all appear.

Part two, start removing and adding in different sticks to see if one of them is partially faulty. Switching them around slot for slot to sort if it is the stick or the slot.

My first thoughts at least,

-ST

3.0charlie January 16, 2013 09:39 AM

Last time this happened to one of my boards, I had to increase ram volts for Windows to see all of it.

Soultribunal January 16, 2013 09:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 3.0charlie (Post 684690)
Last time this happened to one of my boards, I had to increase ram volts for Windows to see all of it.

Yeah that might be the easier test first to see if its because so many slots are populated with RAM.

-ST

stoanee January 16, 2013 09:51 AM

Thanks guys, I will do some fiddling. Been so long since I had the rig fired up I forget what I have done to it....:haha:


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