I have 2 gigs of ram, but when i check my system properties it says i only have one, I have a 1gig stick and 2x512 sticks installed, and yes they are seated properly, I looked in Bios but could find anything in there that would help
System specs are in my sig
Hmmmm, does your motherboard support 2 gigs of RAM? Do you have 4 x 512 sticks?
Are you positive your motherboard will take more RAM? (If I remember correctly, RAM should always be paired, as well, so no 3 sticking for you lazies) That is why there is 4 slots, or 2, but AFAIK, there is never 3. This is because of the way the CPU and Motherboard access the RAM, and there is good reason for this, in which you found out. Your motherboard isn't reading it likely because it is either improperly matched RAM, you are 3 sticking, the RAM is bad, or your motherboard won't support 2Gigs (Which to me makes no sense, because I'm pretty sure you are using a modern board, and most all today support at the *least* 2Gigs of RAM. I don't know how much of what I said is 100% true though, going by memory at 7AM here, just woke up, and I'm running on 3-4 hours of sleep. Ate some frozen waffles for breakfast. C38368 will come in and rescue you though, and probably correct me as well.
O.K... Well, I have no idea why it's not detecting it - it should, but maybe it's just down to Windows being crappy.
I recommend you download a program called SiSoft SANDRA, it's a great system analysing tool which allows you to take a look at nearly every aspect of your computer possible.
As long as the RAM's there like you say, then you'll be fine. Play some games and you should be able to notice the difference. Map load times should be considerably quicker for one point.
My mobo supports up to 3gigs so i know it can handle what i have in it, I am expecting another 1 gig stick for xmas so I will pop that in and see if there is a difference
Shizzle my nizzle
28th July 2004
Try swapping the two 512Mb sticks with the 1Gb stick on its own to make sure the RAM isn't faulty.
yes, try moving the ram around. according to you mobo, it shoild recognize the three sticks, they do not have to be in pairs and can be different sizes. excerpt.... GA-K8NS Pro MotherboardEnglishBefore installing the memory modules, adhere to the following warning: 1.When RAM LED is ON, do not install / remove DIMM from socket. 2.Please note that the DIMM module can only fit in one direction due tothe notch. Wrong orientation will cause improper installation. Pleasechange the insert orientation. Step 2: Install Memory ModulesThe motherboard has 3 dual inline memory module (DIMM) sockets. The BIOS will automaticallydetects memory type and size. To install the memory module, just push it vertically into the DIMMsocket. The DIMM module can only fit in one direction due to the notch. Memory size can varybetween sockets. 1.The DIMM socket has a notch, so the DIMM memorymodule can only fit in one direction. 2.Insert the DIMM memory module vertically into the DIMMsocket. Then push it down. 3.Close the plastic clip at both edges of the DIMM socketsto lock the DIMM module. Reverse the installation steps when you wish to removethe DIMM module. DDRNotch
I don't know how often this happens with DDR memory, but it used to be a significant problem with SDR. Many motherboards worked flawlessly in any configuration, unless you had a mix of DS and SS (dual- and single-sided, for those who don't remember the age) DIMMs. Take note that that descriptor has nothing whatsoever to do with whether or not there are chips on both sides of the module; it has to do with how they're arranged, address-wise.
At any rate, it could be possible that you've encountered a situation such as this, but I can't say that I know of an easy method to test it. Trying different combinations will probably yield the most usable answers.
Problem solved, after i took the 2x512 out and put the 2 1gig sticks in it now registers as having 2 gig in system info