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Computer only using 2 sticks of ram out of 4 after windows 10 reinstall

just as the title says, I have 16 GB of ram installed and only 8 is detected all of a sudden. I've had 16 gb for 6 months already and the only change I made was adding an SSD and reinstalling windows 10 on it.
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  1. I hate weird windows issues. Try this
    Remove all but one stick of ram boot windows. Shut down.
    Install all sticks of ram boot windows... see what happens.
  2. Mark RM said:
    I hate weird windows issues. Try this
    Remove all but one stick of ram boot windows. Shut down.
    Install all sticks of ram boot windows... see what happens.


    I tried this all but no solution. I even ran Memtest86 and it says i have 8gb total but it also says i have 4gb in each of my 4 ram slots
  3. this could be sheer coincidence.

    Did you clear the CMOS between efforts? Update the BIOS to the latest revision?
  4. Mark RM said:
    this could be sheer coincidence.

    Did you clear the CMOS between efforts? Update the BIOS to the latest revision?


    haven't updated my BIOS but idk why i would have to when i haven't changed any settings and it was working before for like 6 months. frustrating situation.
  5. Best answer
    I agree, but flashing the BIOS with even the same rev can clear a lot of bullshit issues.
  6. Mark RM said:
    I agree, but flashing the BIOS with even the same rev can clear a lot of bullshit issues.


    ok im gonna try it
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