16gb ddr 3 ripjaws 2133 only showing 8gb in windows 10!!!!!!!!!!

nikescomputers

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Jan 16, 2016
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Operating System
Windows 10
Antivirus Software
n/a
Firewall
Buffalo Air Station AO55
Computer
Custom
CPU
AMD Phenom II X6 3.4ghz 1100T Black Edition
Motherboard
MSI 890FXA-GD65
Ram
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) 16GB
Storage
Western Digital WD Black 640GB sata 6,Seatage Barracuda 3tb sata6, Corsair 128gb ssd
Video Card
2 Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Crossfire
Soundcard
On Board
Power Supply
BFG Tech EX-1000 1000W
Case
Antec Lanboy air Red Black


Computer only ready 8gb of the 16gb installed 4 sticks please help
 

Tradesman1

Titan
Moderator
It's showing correctly, you have a 2x4GB set of DRAM (identifiable in the model number the 'D-8' part stands for it's a dual (2 stick) set with a total of 8GB. This happens to a lot of people the see the package and think each stick is 8GB when it's the total amount of DRAM
 

Tradesman1

Titan
Moderator
A few possibles then the first being the two sets don't want to play (never a good idea to mix sets (even of the same exact model- there are no guarantees they will play nice - a 4 stick package normally cost a bit more as it takes more testing to find 4 sticks that all play nice, than it does 2 sticks. What are they actually running at? can find true freq and timings in the free app CPU-Z ubnder the memory tab - they may be set to high for the MC 9memory controller) to handle, the Phenoms normally top out about 1600 with 4 sticks
 

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