Question 8GB RAM only showing 4GB

Aug 13, 2019
4
0
10
0
So, I've recently pulled apart my old PC and given it a cleanout in the hope that it improves performance slightly. Upon startup however, I noticed that it was saying there was only 4GB RAM installed, even in the BIOS it says this. I installed CPU-Z and looking at the SPD tab it recognises that there are 2 sticks installed but they are each showing as 2GB. As far as I'm aware there's no limit below 4GB on each socket but that's the only thing I can think would cause this. Any ideas would be hugely appreciated.

I'm running Windows 10 Home edition 64-bit. Below are my machine specs.

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955
MOBO: ASUS M4A77T
RAM: 2 x 4GB 1200MHz Patriot
GPU: GeForce GTX 560
 
Last edited:
That is probably caused by whatever RAM: 2 x 4GB 1200MHz Patriot is.

See if you can come up with a part number or link to where you bought it. Removing it and reseating it may help. While its out take a picture of any writing on the labels.

Run MemTest86 to test for any errors. If you get any errors, you probably can have it replaced under warranty.
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS