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I have 8gb ram but it only shows as 4gb

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I can cause that to happen too! How follows in the link.
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Answer to your problem

I think maybe he didn't install it correctly, that could happen sometimes or maybe is the O.S. Windows 8 is a very lousy O.S. Maybe the RAM memory is not the same as the computer or maybe his computer only accepts 4 GB and the O.S. is saying that you have 8 GB but only can work with 4GB. You can't expand to 8 GB you need to search first the internet for the model of your pc and see if you can expand it to 8 GB.

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Post was last edited on October 16, 2015 6:03 PM PDT

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Here we take in 8.1 and 10 machines at work.

All's good. And heresy to some but we have less troubles on 8 to 10 than 7!

I've yet to see the OP's issue due to a bum install.

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I can't see what OS you have but take a look.

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