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Vista 64 doesn't see 8 gigs of ram. Just 4

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Old 01-13-2009
Zombie
 

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Vista 64 doesn't see 8 gigs of ram. Just 4

Motherboard combo EVGA nforce 780i SLl w/ Intel quadcore 2 Q6700 2.66ghz
Case= Apevia MX-ALIEN-BK/500
Hard drive=Western Digital Caviar Greenpower 500gb 7200, 16mb sata-300
oem x 2 [image:
http://asr.smakugames.com/e107_image...ult/smile.png]
Power supply= UltraX3 ULT40064 1000 watt w/memory sticks! Corsair TWINX
4096mb pc6400 ddr2 x 4
Vid Card=BFG Geforce GTX 280 video card 1gb, gddr3, PCIe 2.0x16. ect,
ect
CPU fan= Masscool 8WA741

What do I need to do?
done the mother board update to 64 bit. no help.


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Old 01-13-2009
Dominic Payer
 

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Re: Vista 64 doesn't see 8 gigs of ram. Just 4
Find and enable the "Memory hole" options in the BIOS.


"Zombie" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> Motherboard combo EVGA nforce 780i SLl w/ Intel quadcore 2 Q6700 2.66ghz
> Case= Apevia MX-ALIEN-BK/500
> Hard drive=Western Digital Caviar Greenpower 500gb 7200, 16mb sata-300
> oem x 2 [image:
> http://asr.smakugames.com/e107_image...ult/smile.png]
> Power supply= UltraX3 ULT40064 1000 watt w/memory sticks! Corsair TWINX
> 4096mb pc6400 ddr2 x 4
> Vid Card=BFG Geforce GTX 280 video card 1gb, gddr3, PCIe 2.0x16. ect,
> ect
> CPU fan= Masscool 8WA741
>
> What do I need to do?
> done the mother board update to 64 bit. no help.
>
>
> --
> Zombie


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Old 01-13-2009
entzoe
 

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Re: Vista 64 doesn't see 8 gigs of ram. Just 4

Have you tried updating Vista with SP1?


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Old 01-13-2009
fieseler
 

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Re: Vista 64 doesn't see 8 gigs of ram. Just 4

try looking for a 'memory rempa' or similar feature in your motherboard
bios


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Old 01-13-2009
Rick Rogers
 

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Re: Vista 64 doesn't see 8 gigs of ram. Just 4
Hi,

How much installed memory does the system BIOS report?

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"Zombie" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
news:eec57a7f4f5721076815e4dbcc23a76a@nntp-gateway.com...
>
> Motherboard combo EVGA nforce 780i SLl w/ Intel quadcore 2 Q6700 2.66ghz
> Case= Apevia MX-ALIEN-BK/500
> Hard drive=Western Digital Caviar Greenpower 500gb 7200, 16mb sata-300
> oem x 2 [image:
> http://asr.smakugames.com/e107_image...ult/smile.png]
> Power supply= UltraX3 ULT40064 1000 watt w/memory sticks! Corsair TWINX
> 4096mb pc6400 ddr2 x 4
> Vid Card=BFG Geforce GTX 280 video card 1gb, gddr3, PCIe 2.0x16. ect,
> ect
> CPU fan= Masscool 8WA741
>
> What do I need to do?
> done the mother board update to 64 bit. no help.
>
>
> --
> Zombie


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Old 01-13-2009
David B.
 

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Re: Vista 64 doesn't see 8 gigs of ram. Just 4
Completely irrelevant to the problem, you do not need SP1 for 8GB of ram.

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"entzoe" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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> Have you tried updating Vista with SP1?
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Old 01-13-2009
dennis
 

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Re: Vista 64 doesn't see 8 gigs of ram. Just 4
Zombie wrote:
> What do I need to do?


Have you by any chance a max memory setting defined in msconfig?
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Old 01-13-2009
Curious
 

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Re: Vista 64 doesn't see 8 gigs of ram. Just 4
Not all MOBOs support 8GB of memory. Check your MOBO and BIOS
documentation
"Zombie" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
news:eec57a7f4f5721076815e4dbcc23a76a@nntp-gateway.com...
>
> Motherboard combo EVGA nforce 780i SLl w/ Intel quadcore 2 Q6700 2.66ghz
> Case= Apevia MX-ALIEN-BK/500
> Hard drive=Western Digital Caviar Greenpower 500gb 7200, 16mb sata-300
> oem x 2 [image:
> http://asr.smakugames.com/e107_image...ult/smile.png]
> Power supply= UltraX3 ULT40064 1000 watt w/memory sticks! Corsair TWINX
> 4096mb pc6400 ddr2 x 4
> Vid Card=BFG Geforce GTX 280 video card 1gb, gddr3, PCIe 2.0x16. ect,
> ect
> CPU fan= Masscool 8WA741
>
> What do I need to do?
> done the mother board update to 64 bit. no help.
>
>
> --
> Zombie


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Old 01-13-2009
techno::
 

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Re: Vista 64 doesn't see 8 gigs of ram. Just 4
Go into BIOS, change the "Memory hole remap" setting, save and exit BIOS.
Repeat and change the same setting back to the original one.



"Zombie" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
news:eec57a7f4f5721076815e4dbcc23a76a@nntp-gateway.com...
>
> Motherboard combo EVGA nforce 780i SLl w/ Intel quadcore 2 Q6700 2.66ghz
> Case= Apevia MX-ALIEN-BK/500
> Hard drive=Western Digital Caviar Greenpower 500gb 7200, 16mb sata-300
> oem x 2 [image:
> http://asr.smakugames.com/e107_image...ult/smile.png]
> Power supply= UltraX3 ULT40064 1000 watt w/memory sticks! Corsair TWINX
> 4096mb pc6400 ddr2 x 4
> Vid Card=BFG Geforce GTX 280 video card 1gb, gddr3, PCIe 2.0x16. ect,
> ect
> CPU fan= Masscool 8WA741
>
> What do I need to do?
> done the mother board update to 64 bit. no help.
>
>
> --
> Zombie


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Old 01-13-2009
Peter Foldes
 

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Re: Vista 64 doesn't see 8 gigs of ram. Just 4
> Motherboard combo EVGA nforce 780i SLl w/ Intel quadcore 2 Q6700 2.66ghz


From what you posted about your MOBO it does not support higher than 4 Gigs (look it
up) That is the reason that you cannot read higher than 4 gigs. You need to Upgrade
to a Mobo that will support high RAM such as for 64bit systems or Server environment
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"Zombie" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
news:eec57a7f4f5721076815e4dbcc23a76a@nntp-gateway.com...
>
> Motherboard combo EVGA nforce 780i SLl w/ Intel quadcore 2 Q6700 2.66ghz
> Case= Apevia MX-ALIEN-BK/500
> Hard drive=Western Digital Caviar Greenpower 500gb 7200, 16mb sata-300
> oem x 2 [image:
> http://asr.smakugames.com/e107_image...ult/smile.png]
> Power supply= UltraX3 ULT40064 1000 watt w/memory sticks! Corsair TWINX
> 4096mb pc6400 ddr2 x 4
> Vid Card=BFG Geforce GTX 280 video card 1gb, gddr3, PCIe 2.0x16. ect,
> ect
> CPU fan= Masscool 8WA741
>
> What do I need to do?
> done the mother board update to 64 bit. no help.
>
>
> --
> Zombie


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