Solved my window cant recognize 2x 2g ram

April 30, 2012 at 07:19:44
Specs: Windows XP
im using window xp sp2, 1g graphic carg geforce gt220, cpu amd athlon 64 5200+, mobo GA-M720-ES3, my problem when i put both 2g ram my computer shown only 2.00GB when i put only 1 ram also 2.00GB shown...then iput both ram to another slot also same...i try put only 1 ram at every slot also same result shown 2.00GB same to another ram..

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May 1, 2012 at 23:42:33
already solve...upgrade my bios to f5..everything going to normal...thanks for helping me


#1
April 30, 2012 at 08:56:48
Check the 'memory support list' on the manufacturer's website HERE - it looks as if it is a bit fussy and will only accept certain brands of memory at 4Gb, that may be your problem.

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#2
April 30, 2012 at 09:38:33
Not much point in adding 4 gig,you have a 1gig video card the max ram used will be 3g, as 32bit XP is restricted to a maximum of 4g of total ram, which includes the video card. The board says it can take upto 16g of ram which is 4x4g, so it should be able to use the 2g sticks. XP will not show 4g of ram probably 3g even with 4 installed.

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#3
April 30, 2012 at 09:40:32
Your bios will see all 4 gigs, Windows won't. You may want to upgrade to a 64bit operating system if you want lots of ram.

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#4
April 30, 2012 at 10:37:01
question is why is only 2gig of ram seen when 4 is put in.

This has nothing to do with 32/64bit or OS for that matter.

What is not addressed is does the bios see the 4gig when its in the system?

Do the memory modules you have this type?

3.Support for DDR2 1200/1066/800/667 MHz memory modules

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#5
April 30, 2012 at 11:37:17
shown on system info =
Total Physical Memory 4,096.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 1.46 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 3.85 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

and im using KVR800D2N6/2g ram


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#6
April 30, 2012 at 12:08:12
Total Physical Memory 4,096.00 MB
shows the system is seeing the 4gig.

this is what is wrong
Available Physical Memory 1.46 GB

This does seem a bit unusual in that the system device drivers are taking 2 to 1.5gig. Usually we see 3.25 or 3.5gig available to the system.

Review your boot.ini and make sure there is no "maxmem" statement which can limit the amount of memory the system sees.

Put in a lower end video card and see if there is a difference.

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#7
April 30, 2012 at 14:43:49
As stated, all 4GB is being recognized. The 1GB video card is at least part of the problem because it has to be mapped to the VAS. And I'm guessing you never disabled the shared memory setting for the onboard video? Take the video card out & connect the monitor to the onboard, THEN check the RAM amount in Windows. And why haven't you upgraded to SP3?

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#8
April 30, 2012 at 15:22:41
Doesn't appear that board has builtin video
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pr...

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#9
April 30, 2012 at 23:28:12
already reformat my pc and upgrade to sp3 but ram still recognize only 2g

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#10
May 1, 2012 at 00:43:00
I still think it's an incompatibility with the board/RAM. Try going to the Crucial website & use their memory tool to see what that identifies as your existing/potential RAM, that might give some clues. You could also try running memtest, just in case there is a hardware problem.

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May 1, 2012 at 23:42:33
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already solve...upgrade my bios to f5..everything going to normal...thanks for helping me

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