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Windows 7: Only recognising 1GB RAM

04 Nov 2009   #1
rdoherty

Windows 7
 
 
Only recognising 1GB RAM

Hi I have just upgraded to Windows 7 from XP...
I have 2GB RAM installed on my laptop but for some reason Windows 7 is only recognising 1GB ?


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04 Nov 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rdoherty View Post
Hi I have just upgraded to Windows 7 from XP...
I have 2GB RAM installed on my laptop but for some reason Windows 7 is only recognising 1GB ?
Reboot into bios and check if it set to 2 gigs

Ken
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04 Nov 2009   #3
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Check if you have Memory remapping option in BIOS enabled.
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04 Nov 2009   #4
rdoherty

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the quick replies! Just had a look on the BIOS, it is only set to 1GB? :S
Uber Philf, how do I check if that is enabled?
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04 Nov 2009   #5
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rdoherty View Post
Thanks for the quick replies! Just had a look on the BIOS, it is only set to 1GB? :S
Uber Philf, how do I check if that is enabled?
Before we check the Memory remapping, Your BIOS is only recognising 1GB of your 2?
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04 Nov 2009   #6
rdoherty

Windows 7
 
 

Yes, however I have been running 2GB for the last year....
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04 Nov 2009   #7
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

hmm, so for the last year its been telling you that your running 1GB, but you physically have 2GB installed?

Possibly one of your Ram Sticks is faulty?
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04 Nov 2009   #8
rdoherty

Windows 7
 
 

No, sorry my fault for lack of detail lol. For the past year or so I have had Windows XP installed with 2GB RAM running. Since formatting my hard drive and doing a clean install of Windows 7, I have just realised when I went on System Information that it says 1GB
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04 Nov 2009   #9
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Odd, running x64 or x86?
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04 Nov 2009   #10
rdoherty

Windows 7
 
 

x64
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