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Windows 7: 16.0 GB (15.0 GB usable) I'm confused :(

31 May 2012   #1
Adam23

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
 
 
16.0 GB (15.0 GB usable) I'm confused :(

Hey guys, I have a really weird problem, in Control Panel > System it shows I have 16.0 GB ( 15.0 GB usable) please check the screen shots below, I formatted the other day due to this and it returned to normal, to wake up again today to show this, I have ran Memtest86+, MemtestCL, Furmark, OCCT, MSI Kombuster, 3D MARK 11 but the lot is stable, so I am 99.9% aware this is not a Hardware problem, You're input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Adam




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31 May 2012   #2
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Exactly what's the problem? Is something not running correctly? Do you have a stability problem? I'm only asking because it's quite normal to have less usable than available RAM if part of the RAM is being shared, like with an onboard video card.
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01 Jun 2012   #3
Adam23

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Exactly what's the problem? Is something not running correctly? Do you have a stability problem? I'm only asking because it's quite normal to have less usable than available RAM if part of the RAM is being shared, like with an onboard video card.
Thanks for replying , there is not a problem, just wish to know if I can find out what's using that 1GB of ram, cant be on board video has I am using 2 GTX 480s, an no I'm not having stability issues either bud

Thanks mate.
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01 Jun 2012   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Well clearly it says "Hardware Reserved" thus the hardware is using it. Any options concerning it would be in the BIOS.
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01 Jun 2012   #5
Adam23

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
 
 

Thanks for You're reply, could I ask, what is the common reason for a pc/bios to hold Ram back? just so I know what to look for, thanks.
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01 Jun 2012   #6
Adam23

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
 
 

I guess it is important, thanks anyway guys +1 rep for both of you
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02 Jun 2012   #7
pallesenw

Windows
 
 

Two common ones: memory remapping (bios) and maximum memory setting in msconfig
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02 Jun 2012   #8
Adam23

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pallesenw View Post
Two common ones: memory remapping (bios) and maximum memory setting in msconfig
If I left it nothing could happen to my Pc performance/ram ect can it????
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03 Jun 2012   #9
Adam23

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
 
 

Last night I changed a few things in bios, now it is showing has 16GB once again.

Cheers guys
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