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Windows 7: Cant use all my ram. have 8GB, can only use 3.97GB

21 Mar 2012   #11
Dahl96

windows 7 home premium x64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I believe that translates to the missing 4130 mb is reserved for hardware, likely your video card.
aha, but it wasnt like that before. wierd, cause i havnt changed my video card.


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21 Mar 2012   #12
gregrocker

 

Check in BIOS setup to see how much RAM is apportioned to your video card.

There may be other hardware also using RAM.
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21 Mar 2012   #13
Dahl96

windows 7 home premium x64 bit
 
 

well, what i have changed in my pc minutes before it happened. was new power 900W, Corsair H70 and a new harddisc with 1 TB. i took out the harddisc after it happened. cause i thought it might hade something to do with it.
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21 Mar 2012   #14
gregrocker

 

If that 4130mb translates to Reserved by Hardware then all of your RAM is being used. I told you how to check in BIOS how much is being used by Video card.
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21 Mar 2012   #15
Dahl96

windows 7 home premium x64 bit
 
 

its like 800mb been used by the video card
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21 Mar 2012   #16
gregrocker

 

If the translation I did is correct (Is it?) then some hardware is reserving the 4 gb. Can you apportion more to video card in BIOS to see what changes on chart?

Are there any other listings in BIOS setup for hardware apportioned RAM?
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21 Mar 2012   #17
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Check your BIOS for a "memory remap" option and make sure it is enabled.
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21 Mar 2012   #18
Bumpkin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Your settings in Boot Options might not be correct, take a look...


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21 Mar 2012   #19
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bumpkin View Post
Your settings in Boot Options might not be correct, take a look...
By default those options should be unchecked and not used. You don't set them unless you are troubleshooting. It can't hurt to check them and make sure those two check boxes are empty (unchecked) though.
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21 Mar 2012   #20
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Look at all the help you got here.........................

These are GOOD People
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