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RAM issues?

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    RAM issues?


    I recently built a new comp.

    ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 motherboard
    i7 2600 processor
    8GB DDR3 1600 CL9 RAM

    My system info shows 8 gigs of RAM but with only 3.48 usable. Why is half my RAM unusable?

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  2. #2


    USA
    Posts : 100
    Windows 7 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by parrish76 View Post
    I recently built a new comp.

    ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 motherboard
    i7 2600 processor
    8GB DDR3 1600 CL9 RAM

    My system info shows 8 gigs of RAM but with only 3.48 usable. Why is half my RAM unusable?
    It sounds to me like you are using Windows 8 32Bit instead of 64 bit. 32 bit can only support around 3.5 gigs of ram and 64 bit can support up to 192gb.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Grrr. You're right on the 32 bit. From the very beginning I'd meant to go with 64 & I've been putting off a re-install . . . .
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  4. #4


    USA
    Posts : 100
    Windows 7 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by parrish76 View Post
    Grrr. You're right on the 32 bit. From the very beginning I'd meant to go with 64 & I've been putting off a re-install . . . .
    Here is a download link for the 64 bit: Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO formats
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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