Originally Posted by Cruise51
Well... I tried looking through the bios for the memory thingy but couldn't see anything like it. Eventually I tried the following:
Removed 1 4gb Patriot stick and replaced with a mushkin 2gb stick.
Windows saw 4gb and used 1.5gb.
Then I removed the second Patriot 4gb stick.
Windows saw 2gb and used 1.5gb.
Then I swapped out all ram for a 2x4gb mushkin kit.
Windows saw 8gb (yay!) and used 7.5gb.
So I'm guessing this means one of the Patriot sticks is bad??? Should I test them in another system or just throw em in the trash?
That's really strange. It almost sounds like it is having trouble addressing anything over 2Gb per DIMM. Is the BIOS up to date?
If you're on F1, there are two BIOS updates ahead of you. One helps DDR compatibility and both have CPU code updates which could impact the IMC and memory.