Two 8GB sticks of DDR3 Ram installed. cpu-z is reading 16gb but only 8 usable.

Jonathon_4

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Apr 1, 2016
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os:windows 10 home
processor: amd phenom II x4 965
MoBo: MSI-890gxm-g65
ram: (2) *gb sticks of hyperx fury 1600 ddr3

i bought two sticks of 8gb (ea) ram and it is only reading that i have 8gbs usuable and it says 16gb installed.
cpu-z id. says 16gb installed but only 8 is usuable
http://valid.x86.fr/i8pz45
 

Tradesman1

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What OS, i.e. Win7 Home Basic can only use 8GB. My main thought is in buying individual sticks, they simply don't want to play nice - happens all the time. It's best to buy all you want in a single package that way you set two sticks that were tested together and guaranteed to play. If mixing was as easy as many want to say it is, the manufacturers would simply sell individual sticks and make a higher profit.
 

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