ComputerForum.com ComputerForum.com  

Go Back   Computer Forum > Computer Hardware > Computer Memory and Hard Drives

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-18-2010, 02:32 AM   #1
Byte Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 84
Default 6GB ddr3 1033 vs 4GB ddr3 1600

i bought g.skill 6GB ddr3 1600 ram, but when i run it at 1600, only 4 Gb is usable. If i run it at 1033, then i get all 6 GB. how much of a difference is between 1600 and 1033? yes, i use my desktop to play game. should i try to get all 6GB at 1600 (is driving me crazy) or just use it at 1033?
__________________
Asus gtx 470
i7-930
Evga x58 sli le
Antec 300
Antec earthWatts EA650 650w
Sony Optiarc dvd burner
SAMSUNG Spinpoint 1TB
G.Skull 6Gb ddr3 1600
theBLACKout is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 08-18-2010, 02:40 AM   #2
Yottabyte Member

 
StrangleHold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Every now and then.
Posts: 18,591
Default

The board suppost to read up to 24gb. of 1600. When booting does the bios see all 6gb?
__________________
NZXT Tempest EVO
Corsair AX750
Vishera FX 8320 4.7ghz.
Corsair H90
Gigabyte GA 970A-UD3
G Skill DDR3 2133 8gb.
Gigabyte GTX 770 4gb.
Samsung 840 Pro 256gb
Seagate 7200.12 1tb.








Whats the difference between a dog yapping at the back door and a woman yapping at the front door? If you let the dog in, it shuts up!

Welcome to the show.
StrangleHold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2010, 03:26 AM   #3
Byte Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 84
Default

if i load default, then it see all 6 gb, if i change something, then sometime it does, sometime it doesnt. but im tired of tying to fix this, if the difference is not big, im just going to give up
__________________
Asus gtx 470
i7-930
Evga x58 sli le
Antec 300
Antec earthWatts EA650 650w
Sony Optiarc dvd burner
SAMSUNG Spinpoint 1TB
G.Skull 6Gb ddr3 1600
theBLACKout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2010, 03:47 AM   #4
Zettabyte Member

 
bomberboysk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: West Lafayette, Indiana (Boiler Up!)
Posts: 13,166
Default

Click Start, type msconfig, click on it, go to the boot tab, check under advanced options, ensure that "Maximum Memory" is not checked.
__________________
CPU: i7 4770K @ 4.7Ghz | Mobo:Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H | GPU: Gigabyte R9 290X| Ram: 16Gb Team Vulcan | Case: HAF 912| Storage: 120Gb Mushkin Chronos, 1TB Seagate 7200.12, 1TB WD RE4, 2TB WD Caviar Green | PSU:750W Seasonic M12II Bronze | Display: Dell U2410 Primary, Asus VS-24AH-P Secondary, Toshiba 39L2300U Tertiary|
Cooling: XSPC Raystorm, Black Ice Xtreme 240, DDC 3.2 w/ XSPC Res Top

Dont skimp on a power supply
New? Dont forget to read the rules. Heatware
bomberboysk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2010, 05:07 AM   #5
Byte Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 84
Default

Maximum Memory is not checked
the problem i have is that if i first load the default setting in bio, then i have all 6gb, but when i restart the pc, i get 4gb. what do i do????
__________________
Asus gtx 470
i7-930
Evga x58 sli le
Antec 300
Antec earthWatts EA650 650w
Sony Optiarc dvd burner
SAMSUNG Spinpoint 1TB
G.Skull 6Gb ddr3 1600
theBLACKout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2010, 07:22 AM   #6
VIP Member
 
linkin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Australia
Age: 20
Posts: 13,329
Default

It sounds like a picky motherboard. Which slots or you using? how many RAM sticks in total do you have? I'd try putting them all in the same colour slots, with the first slot being closest the the CPU socket.

I'd also try setting the speeds, voltages and timings manually. i had to do this for my RAM.
__________________
Intel Core i5 3570K @ 4.4GHz 1.184v - Corsair H80i
ASRock Z77 Fatal1ty Professional
16GB G.Skill Trident X 2400MHz
Galaxy GTX Titan 6GB
Asus Xonar Essence STX
Corsair Force 3 120GB + WD Caviar Black 2TB
Seasoninc G-650 650W PSU
Corsair Vengeance C70 Military Green


Beyerdynamic DT880 Premium 250 Ohm
Filco Majestouch 2 Cherry MX Black + Logitech G700
Samsung S23A750D 23" 1920x1080 120Hz


One of Kurt Cobain's favourite songs was Metallica's Whiplash
linkin is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2010, 05:17 PM   #7
Byte Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 84
Default

ok, so im using 3 sticks and i know i put them in the right slots. also, i tried them each individually and they all work. i have manually changed setting in the bio and now i can get all 6 gb at 1600, but the problem is when i cold boot my pc (3 weeks old, built it myself), i get 2 or 4 GB. why is this happening? can u guys explain this? the cpu, mb and ram are not broken right? because i can get all 6 GB
__________________
Asus gtx 470
i7-930
Evga x58 sli le
Antec 300
Antec earthWatts EA650 650w
Sony Optiarc dvd burner
SAMSUNG Spinpoint 1TB
G.Skull 6Gb ddr3 1600
theBLACKout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2010, 05:22 PM   #8
Byte Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 84
Default

my bio setting can u check if my bio setting is correct?
__________________
Asus gtx 470
i7-930
Evga x58 sli le
Antec 300
Antec earthWatts EA650 650w
Sony Optiarc dvd burner
SAMSUNG Spinpoint 1TB
G.Skull 6Gb ddr3 1600
theBLACKout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2013, 05:48 AM   #9
Bit Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1
Default

32 bit operating systems can only see 4 gb. of memory.
deadlord46 is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Patriot 6GB DDR3 (1600) Armpits Computer Memory and Hard Drives 0 03-26-2010 07:42 PM
Kingston 4GB KIT 1333mhz (PC3-10600) DDR3 NON-ECC CL9 240PIN LONG DIMM Armpits Computer Memory and Hard Drives 7 03-13-2010 01:19 AM
DDR3 2GB vs 3GB vs 6GB Magicalpops Computer Memory and Hard Drives 4 07-23-2009 11:19 PM
CORSAIR XMS3 12GB vs CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB ?? both 1600 and DDR3 erebusting Computer Memory and Hard Drives 4 06-13-2009 12:14 AM
DDR3 1600 Corsair Dominator for i7? erebusting Computer Memory and Hard Drives 4 03-14-2009 12:28 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:49 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2002-2014 Computer Forum