Re: Is my RAM being used?
Chances are, you are not utilizing the extra GBs of RAM, most only need 4GB in total.
The ram shouldn't have been able to fit into the motherboard if it was a different pin layout.
Only if you run a very RAM intensive program, or a few programs at once, will you start to use more than 4GB of RAM, assuming that you have a 64 bit operating system.
Open up task manager.
Click on the "Performance" tab.
Under "Memory" the number that you see is the GBs of RAM that you are currently using.
If for some reason you want to see all of the GBs of RAM uses to make sure that they are functioning properly, open a lot of programs.
Build to be updated, a reminder to myself.