RAM Problem

#1 Posted by ibruemleve (37 posts) -

So, I bought my PC about 8 months back and have had problems with the RAM detection ever since. I bought it with 2x4GB of corsair RAM and my computer properties screen read 8 GB detected (3.14 usable). I let it go because I'm on a tight college budget and lazy. I recently got some cash and bought two more sticks of identical RAM figuring it was just a bad RAM stick. (I had tried the two RAM sticks in all the slots and always got the same problem). Now it says 16 GB detected and still 3.14 usable. Do i need a new motherboard? Or is there something I can do with the voltages, which seem to have some affect on RAM detection. I am noob, please help.

#2 Edited by Szlifier (479 posts) -

It sound like you need 64bit OS.

#3 Posted by ibruemleve (37 posts) -
#4 Edited by VACkillers (1059 posts) -
#5 Posted by Korwin (2825 posts) -

On the upside provided your windows license for 7/8 is legit you can simply use the same key for the 64-bit flavour.

#6 Edited by ibruemleve (37 posts) -

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