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Ram stick ??

By RUDEBWOY
Oct 28, 2006
  1. well i got my last ram stick today so my duo core 2 mobo has 3 gig ram kingston now i still got space for 1 more gig ram but thats not the issue why does windows only pick up 2.94 gig ram when i go to control panel to see the system info any way to fix this?
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You have a crappy integrated video card that steals 64MB of your RAM?
     
  3. RUDEBWOY

    RUDEBWOY TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 160

    nope im running pci express 7600 gs
     
  4. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    Hi Rudebwoy,

    download CPU-Z or Everest and see what they read for total system RAM. Windows had a bug that would cause inaccurate system RAM readings in the system properties control panel. have you updated windows?

    certain mobos with integrated video chipsets continue to steal system memory even if the onboard video has been disabled. what motherboard do you have? (you should fill your system specs in your profile or in your signature so we don't have to ask you for them ;))

    and BTW, you are hurting your system performance by running 3 sticks of RAM. by running an odd number of RAM sticks, you force the memory controller to run in single channel mode. you should run 2 or 4 sticks of matched RAM to run in dual channel mode for better performance (especially where you have 2 CPU cores trying to access data at the same time)

    :wave:
     
  5. RUDEBWOY

    RUDEBWOY TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 160

    ok ill post it soon
     
  6. RUDEBWOY

    RUDEBWOY TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 160

    well everest u have to pay so ill try my best with the specs..

    intel duo core 2 1.3 ghz

    3 gig ram kingston each slot got 1 gig each

    nvidia 7600 gs pci express..

    3 hard drives sea gate 250 gigs each...

    windows xp pro sp2 all updates installed...

    xfi extreme sound card.

    550 watt charmelon psu..

    dvd rw/cdrw combo drive..

    dvd drive...

    asus mother board not to sure which one it is but i know when it starts up it has the p5 logo etc.
     
  7. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    you can download everest for free, it will have some features disabled unless you pay for it, but most features work with the trial version.

    and CPU-Z is 100% free
     
  8. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    The free version if you are having trouble getting it is linked here:
    EVEREST Home

    It is true, Home is being discontinued by the company there..
     
  9. RUDEBWOY

    RUDEBWOY TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 160

    k downloading it now and will post specs
     
  10. RUDEBWOY

    RUDEBWOY TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 160

    here i put the important stuff
     

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  11. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    I see your problem.. but it does say later on that its a P5B series from Asus..

    I think you need to do a BIOS update maybe? Just look at your motherboard and see if it matches any description with the ones in the Asus website..
     
  12. RUDEBWOY

    RUDEBWOY TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 160

    so go to asus web site..pick downloads...mother board...p5b series and download the bios for it?
     
  13. RUDEBWOY

    RUDEBWOY TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 160

    well i found out...i need help updateing bios tho i never did it on a asus board only p4 can some one help me thanks.
     
  14. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    Its the same/similar as you've done it before.. just download the correct BIOS and run it.

    This is the tricky bit.. you have to get the correct bios for your motherboard. There are a number of models for the P5B, ranging from the normal to the deluxe and others. Installing the incorrect one may cause your mobo to become a dud.

    So the first thing is to find out the model of your board. See here for details from Asus: http://support.asus.com/repair/repair.aspx?root=110&SLanguage=en-us
    (if you get a different page, go back to downloads section and click on the left "How to find Model Name?")
     
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