GSkill 4x2GB only 4GB shows in windows as 3.25gb???

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Hey guys ive just brought myself some new ram, Here is a link to the ram, now I have the ASUS M4A78LT-M LE which supports up to 8GB and 1333 ram speed without over clocking, I inserted the ram today, and took the old ones out, and now it shows i have 3.25gb, in the BIOS it shows i have 4024 or something MB and 4024 MB in the other slot, so my BIOS displays 8gb but windows displays 3.25gb.... it shows it in computer properties and in ctrl atl del performance. does this mean windows isnt using my 8GB or is it just not displaying because its confused about the new ram? can anyone help me,

Krony

Cheers
P.S also this ram should be running at 1333mhz but in CPU-Z is displays its running at DRAM feq is 440... is that incorrect also?
 

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so, can my 32bit windows have 8gm of ram??? or do i need to upgrade to 64bit windows? so can this CPU http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Product/51754/AMD-CPU-AM3-Athlon-II-X3-460-retail-box-inc- run 64 bit? it does show data width is 64 bit?
 

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ok im abit new to the setup your own ram stuff :D, i have built computers before but not for some time, so i can it shows 1.5v? and i didnt know that 32bit couldnt see it :(, but i have windows 64bit waiting :) if i need it
 

If u will install *GB on your 32bit system, it will show only 3.25 or so, but u can use 4GB as a RAMdisc without a problem.

RAMDisk 3.5.130 RC 20 @ http://www.filehippo.com/download_ramdisk/

Or u will have to patch the kernel, to use it all on 32bit system.
http://www.pallab.net/2009/12/30/enable-more-than-4gb-memory-in-windows-vista-7/

Recommended is to get x64bit system.
 

Yeah, your CPU is x64bit, but today 99% of them are. U need to have x64bit Windows.

How much did u pay for the Windows?
 

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I already have it ready to install, Also Nikorr, how do i increase my ram speed? i saw geekapproved said about going into bios and what not which is fine, but what Voltage and what timer? the box doesnt really tell me anything to change? i would like to run it at 1333mhz because thats the point i brought it, because its running at 440mhz at the moment which is...pointless :D
 
OK, be careful. Do not increase to high.

It may look like this...


vga_mem_bios.jpg

or
foxconn_p35a_timings.jpg