- Jun 17, 2014
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I hope this fall into this category. I recently upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 32 bit. I decided at that time to also upgrade from 2GB RAM to 4GB RAM. I purchased 2 2GB sticks and installed them, but my system only registers 2GB RAM installed. I know you want my system specs, so here goes: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+ 3.0o GHz. My mobo is an MSI K9A2GM-FIH and my video card is an Nvidia GeForce 8400GS(soon to be upgraded). If I left anything out let me know. My old memory was Kingston ValueRam 2GB 800MHz DDR2 CL6 DIMM Desktop Memory and I replaced it with 2-2GB PC2-6400 800MHz 240 pin DDR2 DIMM. Upon installing the new RAM, my system only registered 2GB of RAM installed. So I decided to troubleshoot and see if one of the sticks was bad. When there was only one stick in my machine, it would not boot up. I have to have both sticks in to get my system to boot. I reset my CMOS, but I still get the same results. I came to the conclusion that these are only 1GB sticks, but I want to make sure that there's not something wrong with my system or something I haven't done properly. Appreciate your help.