1.    26 Sep 2016 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Home

    Installed RAM amount error.


    Why does my system information show 32 GB of RAM when I actually have 64 GB installed?
    Thank you for the help.
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  2.    26 Sep 2016 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Balayan, Batangas
    Posts : 391
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Post a screenshot of your Resource Monitor.
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  3.    26 Sep 2016 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 3,913
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    This page at Amazon shows that the motherboard in your System Specs supports a maximum of 32GB.
    Amazon.com: MSI Computer ATX DDR3 1066 LGA 1150 Z97A GAMING 6 Motherboard: Computers Accessories
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  4.    26 Sep 2016 #4
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter

    Right you are Berton. This was my first build and I used PCPARTPICKER as a guide. This was not flagged {no blame, my oversight}. I installed four 16 GB sticks just to fill the slots knowing 32 GB would be enough, but thought why not just throw in the extra. The unit runs great and I would have not even noticed the issue had I not been just poking around and noticed it listed on the system specs.

    I think I'll just leave them sitting in the motherboard as they don't seem to be hurting anything. If that's a problem, please let me know.

    Thank you.
    Mike

    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    This page at Amazon shows that the motherboard in your System Specs supports a maximum of 32GB.
    Amazon.com: MSI Computer ATX DDR3 1066 LGA 1150 Z97A GAMING 6 Motherboard: Computers Accessories
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    26 Sep 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Posts : 382
    Windows 10

    you'd get slightly better performance with 4 8gb dimms than 2 16gb dimms thanks to quad channel. I don't know if the system is skipping two entire dimms or is just using half of each. If it's the latter then you're still getting the performance boost.
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  6.    26 Sep 2016 #6
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter

    Interesting FuturDreamz. I guess there is no way of knowing. In any case, I wanted to try my 1 shot at gaming (Fallout 4) and needed a new computer so that's why I tried building one. It seems to play the game very well (60fps) so I think I'll just save the cost of switching and leave it as is.

    Thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    you'd get slightly better performance with 4 8gb dimms than 2 16gb dimms thanks to quad channel. I don't know if the system is skipping two entire dimms or is just using half of each. If it's the latter then you're still getting the performance boost.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


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