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swap slots? report results? do you have 4 slots or two? are your sticks staggered if you have 4 slots?

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6 minutes ago, VioDuskar said:

swap slots? report results? do you have 4 slots or two? are your sticks staggered if you have 4 slots?

swapped slots, reseated them, 4 slots on mobo, running dual channel

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2 minutes ago, GigabyteGeForce said:

swapped slots, reseated them, 4 slots on mobo, running dual channel

Either faulty RAM slot or the ram itself. Try to run 1 and then run the other.

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3 minutes ago, GigabyteGeForce said:

swapped slots, reseated them, 4 slots on mobo, running dual channel

have you ran one stick at a time to see if one of the sticks are dead?

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Just now, VioDuskar said:

have you ran one stick at a time to see if one of the sticks are dead?

 

1 minute ago, SorryClaire said:

Either faulty RAM slot or the ram itself. Try to run 1 and then run the other.

built computer couple years ago, was showing 16gb ram usable in task manager, started up after months and now only 8gb usable.

 

if ram stick was dead windows wouldnt show that 16gb was installed physically on mobo, right?

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1 minute ago, GigabyteGeForce said:

 

built computer couple years ago, was showing 16gb ram usable in task manager, started up after months and now only 8gb usable.

 

if ram stick was dead windows wouldnt show that 16gb was installed physically on mobo, right?

depends on how dead it is, but normally no. normally you wouldn't get past POST

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If your seeing those numbers in windows then it's fine if you have 16gb installed.. Windows uses a LOT of memory as cache, but cache isn't permanent.

As soon as you run a program that needs more memory Windows will release the cache.. MS is only caching memory to improve overall system performance,

 

It's kind of like Chrome having a bad rep for using a ton of memory... Chrome uses very little memory but caches the hell out of memory you aren't using..

Chrome can easily look like it's using 16gb, but it's not and the nanosecond you run a game that wants the memory Chrome will flush the cache.

 

 

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