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Updated on my Ram issue

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So a while ago I posted about a ram issue I was having, linux was only seeing 3.8GBs of ram out of my 6GBs i have in my system.

I honestly have no clue of whats causing the issue, but some ideas.

1. it could be I have a some bent pins in my CPU socket preventing my bios from enabling the extra DIM slots. (yes my bios DOES detect the other ram sticks, just doesn't want to enable them)

2. I could have flexed my Mobo and that could be a contender for the issue.

3. I somehow scratched my Mobo's PCB

are any of these likely reasons for why my bios doesn't want to enable the dim slots?

and I did spend hours figuring out the ram layout, I went though my manual and when i did the 3 channel ram mode

it just wouldn't post.

i tried alternate lay outs.

the only layout i could get to work in the single channel mode witch with 2 sticks is very disappointing

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-EX58-UD5-rev-10#ov

my cpu is the i7 920

 

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2 minutes ago, ken_mcwilliam said:

So a while ago I posted about a ram issue I was having, linux was only seeing 3.8GBs of ram out of my 6GBs i have in my system.

I honestly have no clue of whats causing the issue, but some ideas.

1. it could be I have a some bent pins in my CPU socket preventing my bios from enabling the extra DIM slots. (yes my bios DOES detect the other ram sticks, just doesn't want to enable them)

2. I could have flexed my Mobo and that could be a contender for the issue.

3. I somehow scratched my Mobo's PCB

are any of these likely reasons for why my bios doesn't want to enable the dim slots?

and I did spend hours figuring out the ram layout, I went though my manual and when i did the 3 channel ram mode

it just wouldn't post.

i tried alternate lay outs.

the only layout i could get to work in the single channel mode witch with 2 sticks is very disappointing

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-EX58-UD5-rev-10#ov

my cpu is the i7 920

 

Are you by any chance using a 32bit OS?  That RAM amount is suspiciously close to the 32bit addressable memory limit and would be an easy explanation as to why you're not seeing all 6GB.

 

The 3 options you listed would likely result in the board/memory not working at all, and I'm 99% sure would not be the cause of the issue you're experiencing.


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My Setup:

 

Desktop (haven't named it yet)

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CPU: Ryzen 9 3900X  CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15  Motherboard: Asus Prime X370-PRO  RAM: 32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 @3200MHz  GPU: EVGA RTX 2080 FTW3 ULTRA (+50 core +400 memory)  Storage: 1050GB Crucial MX300, 1TB Crucial MX500  PSU: EVGA Supernova 750 P2  Chassis: NZXT Noctis 450 White/Blue OS: Windows 10 Professional  Displays: Asus MG279Q FreeSync OC, LG 27GL850-B

 

Main Laptop:

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Laptop: Sager NP 8678-S  CPU: Intel Core i7 6820HK @ 2.7GHz  RAM: 32GB DDR4 @ 2133MHz  GPU: GTX 980m 8GB  Storage: 250GB Samsung 850 EVO M.2 + 1TB Samsung 850 Pro + 1TB 7200RPM HGST HDD  OS: Windows 10 Pro  Chassis: Clevo P670RG  Audio: HyperX Cloud II Gunmetal, Audio Technica ATH-M50s, JBL Creature II

 

Thinkpad T420:

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CPU: i5 2520M  RAM: 8GB DDR3  Storage: 275GB Crucial MX30

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
16 minutes ago, AnnoyedShelf said:

Are you by any chance using a 32bit OS?  That RAM amount is suspiciously close to the 32bit addressable memory limit and would be an easy explanation as to why you're not seeing all 6GB.

 

The 3 options you listed would likely result in the board/memory not working at all, and I'm 99% sure would not be the cause of the issue you're experiencing.

sorry. i left out i am using a 64 bit OS

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