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Windows 7: RAM 3.25GB usable of 6GB after overclocking Q6600 to 3.60GHz

10 May 2014   #11
AddRAM

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OK, so now show a shot of it saying only 3.25 of it is usable.

And refresh your WEI.

That`s interesting how it shows your OC there, don`t think I`ve ever seen mine change like that with an OC.

Does anyone else with an OC show a different GHz reading then their stock cpu GHz reading ?

I`ve noticed it be lower before, when there was a setting in the bios not right, but higher ? Experiment time


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10 May 2014   #12
ignatzatsonic

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The second pic shows 4621 available.

How much of that can you actually use and force into the "in use" category by loading up a bunch of apps or web pages?

See what you can force.

There was a similar case a few weeks ago, but I can't recall the exact explanation. I don't think it concerned over-clocking.
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10 May 2014   #13
kiwimalayalee

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

this is what i have on 3.60GHz now....
i have no idea whats causing this either....


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10 May 2014   #14
AddRAM

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That is strange, but there has to be a reason.

There is a big difference in the hardware reserved reading, wow

And that`s what is causing it, whatever it is.

Maybe look for some option in the bios.
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10 May 2014   #15
kiwimalayalee

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

cant find anything in the bios that i think has settings to get full ram usage after overclocking....
i just changed settings to 3.50GHz and still loss of ram....
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10 May 2014   #16
ignatzatsonic

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What matters is how much you can use of your 6 GB.

How much can you actually use and does that vary depending on your overclock?
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10 May 2014   #17
kiwimalayalee

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Well am still only able to use 3.25 GB...
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10 May 2014   #18
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kiwimalayalee View Post
Well am still only able to use 3.25 GB...
3.25 regardless of clock.

For one clock you show a high hardware reserved and are limited to 3.25. For the other clock, you show a lower hardware reserved, but still can't use more than 3 plus GB even though Resource Monitor shows more than that available.

That's similar to that case from a couple of weeks back. Somebody had high hardware reserved that could not be explained, but I don't think overclocking was involved. Your case may have a different explanation--I don't know.

Does moving those RAM sticks around affect anything?
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10 May 2014   #19
kiwimalayalee

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

am able to use 6GB ram at 3.25GHz and checking by varying at what CPU Hotst Frequency i start looking ram.....
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10 May 2014   #20
AddRAM

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It just seems strange how running an OC changes the hardware reserved reading so much.
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