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Peppajak

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So I have 3 six gig sticks of ram and only 2 gigs read on each of them. I am running windows 8 and it's 64 bit the mother board supports up to 32 gigs?
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asus b85m-e
3x6 ddr3 g skill pi series 1600
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:welcome: Peppajak.

Is this new, replacement RAM on a existing build?

Or is this a new build and you are installing RAM for the first time?

Please give a link to the site/page that lists the RAM your purchased.


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just testing to see if your topic is active.   


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just testing to see if your topic is active.   

Ok Sorry for the late reply I have been busy with work.  I am glad this is letting me reply now tho. You asked were I purchased the RAM.  I have owned it a while to be honest it reads correctly in a friends build but not mine.  I found this link for the RAM  http://www.legitrevi...kit-review_1302 this is not were I purchased it at but it is something maybe it can help you better understand the situation.  Like i said earlier I have 3 sticks each of them 6 gigs but for some reason its only reading 2 gigs off each of them.  I am at a loss on what to do.   Now to let you know the mobo speaker beeps one time when I turn it on.  I am able to play games with out any problems (dayz, LOL, swtor)  but periodically I get a BSOD with the messgae memory_management.  I hope this helps to better understand the situation.


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Thanks for the update.  

 

 

I have 3 sticks each of them 6 gigs

You are misreading the RAM information.   You have 3 sticks of RAM, each of 2GB, for a total of 6GB.  This is a triple channel kit,  > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231335   It was packaged for the Intel X58 motherboards, 3 or 6 slots occupied for correct operation.

Your MB supports duel channel configuration, 2 or 4 slots occupied at a time.  with 3 stick installed, It's running in what Intel calls flex mode,  the memory controller looks for equal amounts of RAM in each channel and runs that in dual channel, the remainder runs in single channel, it's a little out of balance and can cause issues.  

You can find the memory support list here, > http://www.asus.com/...B85ME/HelpDesk/

Here is the RAM tested on your MB from G.Skell, the PI is not on the list. > http://www.gskill.co...1311&model=1415

 

Try 2 sticks, one in slot A2 and one in slot B2, do you still get errors?


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just for info, there is no such thing as a 6GB stick of ram, it has to do with how pc's work using a binary system, so you'd only get 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, etc etc. sticks.

 

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Thanks for the update.  

 

 

I have 3 sticks each of them 6 gigs

You are misreading the RAM information.   You have 3 sticks of RAM, each of 2GB, for a total of 6GB.  This is a triple channel kit,  > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231335   It was packaged for the Intel X58 motherboards, 3 or 6 slots occupied for correct operation.

Your MB supports duel channel configuration, 2 or 4 slots occupied at a time.  with 3 stick installed, It's running in what Intel calls flex mode,  the memory controller looks for equal amounts of RAM in each channel and runs that in dual channel, the remainder runs in single channel, it's a little out of balance and can cause issues.  

You can find the memory support list here, > http://www.asus.com/...B85ME/HelpDesk/

Here is the RAM tested on your MB from G.Skell, the PI is not on the list. > http://www.gskill.co...1311&model=1415

 

Try 2 sticks, one in slot A2 and one in slot B2, do you still get errors?

I am still getting the beep error which isnt to big a deal. I am just gonna buy new sticks that are on that list you gave me, so the error should go away with that. Thank yall for your time. We can close this thread if need be. So its giving me the error bc they were designed for the 3 slot boards.  I understand now thanks man.


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I am still getting the beep error which isnt to big a deal.

Every time you turn on your computer, the BIOS performs POST, (power on self test).  All your hardware is detected, starting with the Keyboard and ending with the monitor, if all is detected, your hear one short beep, meaning everything is OK.  Then the OS starts to load and the desktop should be displayed.  If you hear any other beep code, like one long beep or a combination of beeps, there is a hardware issue.   From what you have said, you hear the one short beep and your computer starts but you have problems when the rig is under stress, like playing games.

This points to a memory error or a bad memory slot.   Before buying new RAM, I suggest you do some tests,.

 

Test with only 2 sticks of RAM installed, do not use triple mode. If you need more help with the testing, please post back.

> http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/105647-ram-test-memtest86.html 

 

I don't think you should close the topic yet.


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Gday.

Did you install new RAM yet?  Is the computer now running OK?


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