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Why is my MBP showing 2x4gb instead of 2x8gb ram @ 1600mhz? Help Plz.Hi everyone, I have 2 ram sticks of 8gb 1600mhz DDR3 each, installed on my MBP but my MBP is showing the following picture...
Answer to "Why is my MBP showing 2x4gb instead of 2x8gb ram @ 1600mhz? Help Plz."ANSWER FOUND: Gratitude and long life to: (1) Augustine (2) S W (3) Dan A special mention to TimD for his reply email: ''TimD says: You are showing exactly what you have installed. The Corsair model CMSX8GX3M2A1600C9 is a 4GB stick of DDR3 memory. 2 x 4GB is 8GB. Those are not 8GB memory sticks.'' Should anyone encounter the same issue, please find below some helpful points: (1) This issue is a commercial problem and a lack of research from my side... Thanks again TimD. (2) Manufacturers, in order to push for sales and to minimize the risks of compatibility are manufacturing RAM kits, pairs or double pairs of RAM sticks. (3) To affect the consumer behavior and influence purchasing decisions they now label each RAM stick using the total amount of Ram of the kit itself, instead of labelling the RAM stick according to its individual capabilities. (4) I ended up with two RAM sticks, each one labelled 8G, but this misleading label was just the total kit capability. (5) TimD, simply by googling the label of the...