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Old 04-24-2013, 08:09 AM
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Important M17X R4 RAM problem!

Hi guys, I got the M17X with 6 GB of RAM and stock it was a ram stick of 4 GB + 2GB.

As an aftermarket, I bought the 16 GB (8GB x 2) Corsair Vengeance CMSX16GX3M2A1600C10 and somehow when I put one 8 GB stick it's fine but when I try both sticks it says 16 GB (2.XX GB Usable) and I get BSODs from web surfing (but somehow can game for hours). I tried putting each of the two sticks, one at a time and they work singularly as 8 GB (7.88 GB Usable).

My BIOS version is A11 (official one). Can anyone explain what's happening? Thanks for your time I really appreciate it.

M17X R4
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Intel i7-3630QM
AMD Radeon HD 7970M
250GB Samsung 840 Series SSD
500GB 7,200 RPM Sata 3/GBs HDD
BIOS Vers. A11
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:29 PM
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Did you reset the BIOS prior to inserting the new memory? Sometimes the setting from the previous modules will get stuck and a reset of the BIOS will flush those out and allow the memory to run correctly.

It's worth a shot.
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