Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Only 2.25GB Usable?


24 May 2009   #1

Windows Vista/Windows 7 RC1
 
 
Only 2.25GB Usable?

I have an Acer Aspire laptop with 2.5GB of Ram. System properties lists the 2.5GB of ram but only 2.25GB usable. I had Vista on this laptop without this conflict. The bios settings are very basic, nothing that looks like it has to be changed. The only difference that I see is Vista was 32 bit and Windows 7 is 64 bit.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

24 May 2009   #2

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Windows 7 comes in both x86 and x64 forms, usually the ram amount that is missing is used by the graphics card, and is not counted as RAM.

Enzo.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 May 2009   #3

 
 

Do you notice a performance drop with 256Mb RAM missing?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


25 May 2009   #4

Windows Vista/Windows 7 RC1
 
 

I don't notice any performance difference. But in doing some research it very well may be my video card. I have a Geforce 9800GTX that itself only has 512mb of memory.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 May 2009   #5

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

How much ram *Should* it be displaying? aka, how much physical ram do you have?

Enzo.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 May 2009   #6

Windows Vista/Windows 7 RC1
 
 

Like it says in my original post, 2.5gb of ram are installed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 May 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

which model is it?
there are some laptops with the memory capped to either 4gb, 3gb and so on
and was this vista x86 SP1?
as it should show the same thing as win 7 (total ram with total usable...)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 May 2009   #8

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Not sure mate, youve done a fresh install correct?
Usually this solves the problem.

Enzo.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Nov 2009   #9

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

i have 2x 7950gtx2's and 4 gig of mem installed on win 7 64 bit. it says 4 gig but 2.25 useable
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Nov 2009   #10

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Check your BIOS for max ram usage....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Only 2.25GB Usable?




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Only 2.25GB Usable?
Thread Forum
Solved Got 6GB ram but can only use 3.25GB i am using Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Hardware & Devices
7.25GB RAM Usable? Performance & Maintenance
Solved 8GB Ram found - 3.25gb usable ? Hardware & Devices
Solved Skydrive showing only 5gb space instead of 25gb Software
3.25GB of RAM in W7 Ultimate 64 bit Performance & Maintenance
Showing 3.25GB USable Memory out of 4 Win7Prof64Bit Performance & Maintenance
Solved Windows 7 Pro 86x 4gb ram 3.25gb usable? Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:10 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33