Memory Issue; How Can I Fix?

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  1. SilentGhost
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    Alright my comp say its "Maximum Memory Module Size" is 1024MB but yet it says its "Maximum Capacity" is 32768MB. Can someone help me out? I got 4 RAM slots on a GIGABYTE Motherboard.

    Edit: Sorry I ment 1024MB and 32768MB
     
  2. Ryupower

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    look at the GIGABYTE Motherboard manual or website
    there might to a jumper or BIOS setting that need to be changed


    or
    EACH ram slot can only use a max of a 1gb ram stick
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    to get 4gb of ram, 4x1gb of ram is needed
     
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    Where exactly are you getting this info from?
     
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    Zetta_x The Insane Statistician

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    1024KB is 1 MB - you are not reading RAM memory.
     
  5. SilentGhost
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    From SIW(System Information for Windows)


     
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    It may just be taking into account the chipset's supported amount and not the number of slots you have.

    Use Crucial.com's scanner, they have more info and actually take the slots into account.
     
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    Heres the picture I have of SIW, gonna go and try crucial.com's scanner right now.
     
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    This is the crucial scan. Now it says the maximum is 16GB; so confused right now.
     
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    The 32 gigs thing is likely some theoretical maximum based on hardware (although most 32bit versions of windows and other 32 bit operating systems in general will stop just short of 4 gigs of usable memory (less if you combine it with lots of graphics memory)).

    On top of this motherboard companies will frequently make boards and upgrade them later to support things unreleased at time of manufacture or just very expensive at release with the update usually done by way of BIOS update. This is the thing that you will want to focus on and is probably what is informing the 1 gig modules as this is what you can and will want to change (1 gig sticks are still available but 2 gig and larger are more common) and this is what the others in the thread are heading towards.
     
  10. marcus134

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    If you have the 32 bit version of windows 7, it wont be able to read more than 4gb of ram, even if your mobo is compatible with a 16 gb setup.