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880gma e35 detects only 4 gb instead of 8,(2x4 dual simm), brand geil

I have tried 2 brands, a-data and geil. 2 modules of 4 gb, the motherboard detects just one module. windows sees both but can only use one.. I have installed the latest bios. I can`f find a solution in the bios. tried about everything. any ideas?

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Hello try to download a manual here:

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3817#manual

Try only to use the white or the blue sockets, when inseting the modules. This depends how the mainboard is build, parallel or serial ram bank.
But one of the modules could have a defect .

4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory.

Good luck

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