Windows 10: Installed RAM amount error. Solved


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

    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    26 Sep 2016 #2

    Post a screenshot of your Resource Monitor.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 3,881
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       26 Sep 2016 #3

    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. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       26 Sep 2016 #4

    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

    Berton said: 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

    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


  6. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       26 Sep 2016 #6

    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

    FuturDreamz said: 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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