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How do i use all ram available?

  1. #11


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    Do a test
    1) Remove some RAM and see what happens.
    2) jiggle around the RAM modules.
    3) check in the BIOS that the BIOS actually SEES the full RAM -- windows reads the data from the MOBO - not the BIOS - so while the MOBO might say 4 slots full the BIOS will only allocate say 4GB.

    Windows 8.1 is very efficient on RAM usage -- you should get something like mine with 16GB RAM

    scr shot below.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Good suggestion Jimbo45! The old "try one stick at a time" might yield some interesting results here.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 5
    windows 8.1 x64 bit


    Okay, Here : Should there really be compatibility problems? I just bought this pc
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  3. #13


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Should there really be compatibility problems? I just bought this pc
    Since you never mentioned that fact before, it was previously unknown, and it could have avoided all these guesses. So, the only logical solution is for you to return it for an exchange or refund. Good luck.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Agreed. Return the new PC for a refund or exchange while you are still able to. It should not be like this out of the box.
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