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ThatSailor
your tangerine of electricity is ripe
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Utica, MI

i have 12 MB ram, computer only uses 6???

I have 6 sticks of ram on my mobo but my computer only uses 3. How can i fix this? there must be something I can do. google is coming up empty.
This is my basic rig info:
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

CPU
Intel Core i7 950 @ 3.07GHz 43 °C
Bloomfield 45nm Technology

RAM
6.00 GB Triple-Channel DDR3 @ 543MHz (8-8-8-20)

Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P6T SE (LGA1366) 50 °C

Graphics
SyncMaster (1680x1050@60Hz)
1792MB GeForce GTX 275 (EVGA) 54 °C

Hard Drives
298GB Western Digital WDC WD3200JB-00KFA0 ATA Device (PATA) 35 °C
932GB Hitachi HDT721010SLA360 ATA Device (SATA) 37 °C

Optical Drives
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223B ATA Device

Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio


This is from ASUS's website about my mobo model
Memory
6 x DIMM, Max. 24 GB, DDR3 2000(O.C.)*/1866(O.C.)*/1800(O.C.)*/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
Triple channel memory architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
*Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
*Refer to www.asus.com or this user manual for the Memory QVL(Qualified Vendors Lidts).


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ThatSailor
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i should mention that i have just enough knowledge about computers to be dangerous and dont want to eff anything up here so i wanted to seek advice
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Dream Killer
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Are they the same exact sticks? The P6T will outright refuse to recognize the second set of sticks if they're not all identical.



CylonRed
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Bloom County
reply to ThatSailor

Start removing ram to see which ones are not being recognized. Once you know the ones not being recognized (probably a set of ram slots) move ones that are recognized to a slot. See if the PC sees the same amount. If not - there is something wrong with the slots or mobo.
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Krisnatharok
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reply to ThatSailor

Twelve megs, huh?

Does memtest see them all?



El Quintron
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said by Krisnatharok:

Twelve megs, huh?

That's strange my first laptop in the 90s had 80 megs, wonder why anyone would settle for 12 in this day and age
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ThatSailor
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wow! ok im mistaken. its 6 GB that i have... i have 3 sticks of memory and the pc is recognizing them all. I ordered the PC thinking it had 12GB... thanks for your replies guys :0)
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me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO
reply to El Quintron

thats just how impressive the compression algorithms and cpus are these days.