8gb installed showing 4GB

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Using Asus rampage GENE II motherboard with an i7 920 processor
was using 4gb ddr3 1333 transcend ram (2x2GB) for a yr now
wanted to upgrade...added 2 more 2x2 DD3 1333 transcend rams...
windows not showing 8gb.....cpuz shows 8 gb

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit OS
 
Sounds like you have got yourself the famous 4 GB out of n GB usable problem. I am pretty sure this question is asked at least once a week in this forum. Anyway, here you go:

msconfig>boot>advances options

untick maximum memory

Also, try update bios, reset CMOS battery and make sure you are using 64 bit OS.
 

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just got my PC back....reinstalled OS have 8 gb ram installed
no bios update available for motherboard
no remapping option in bios
Asus rampage gene II ROG
 

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just got my PC back....reinstalled OS have 8 gb ram installed
no bios update available for motherboard
no remapping option in bios
Asus rampage gene II ROG