I started having a weird problem 1 week ago.
I normally run 6x2GB of ram, but now I got a problem, the computer won't start while all the 6 ram slots are filled (It does power up but it doesn't get anywhere in the early stages of the booting process), I'm only able to start the computer by running with 5/6 ram slots filled or less. (5x2gb)
So I'm starting the computer with a total of 10 gb ram (5x2gb) but in the windows taskmanager/BIOS menu, it only shows there's a total of 6141mb ram available, though, if I use a program like CPU-Z or take a look in the Windows Control Panel, it states that there's a total of 10gb ram.
I've already tested all of the ram sticks in another computer and they showed not to be the problem, I've tried resetting bios (by taking the onboard battery out), tried every possible combination with the 5 ram sticks in the 6 slots.
I've been looking around in the BIOS, but sadly I lack the knowledge, I got no clue what each function do. Any setting disabling some of the ram?
I've been searching the internet for some time but I haven't been able to find a solution.
I recently replaced my CPU cooler as the CPU got way too hot, I also replaced my PSU as the previous one suddenly crashed.
I don't know if what mentioned above, has anything to do with my current problem, though this ram problem seems to have occurred right after the PSU crashed.
Is there anything left to try, or is what I need a new motherboard?
I'm willing to pay 100$ (Paypal) to anyone who might know, or could figure out a solution for this problem!
Windows Vista, 64-bit.
6x2GB Kingston Ram (KVR1333D3N9/2GB)
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Edited by WestCoazt, 15 March 2011 - 09:29 PM.