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Windows 7: Windows 7 64 usable ram 3Gb of 8Gb

17 May 2016   #1
Gamer1238

Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)
 
 
Windows 7 64 usable ram 3Gb of 8Gb

Hey all I have a computer that has 8Gb of Ram but only using 3Gb of it.

It's a NEC X8806 Powermate

I haven't been about to find a bios update for it Windows 7 64 usable ram 3Gb of 8Gb-imageuploadedbyseven-forums1463475716.830183.jpg

The image is the model of the motherboard which is a gigabyte board if someone could be me that would be great.

The bios has no remapping memory options in it either

cheers

Gamer1238




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17 May 2016   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Gamer I can find no board yet for the Gigabyte so what CPU is it using and how old the board is and is the CMOS battery dead been taken out or what?? Have you changed any jumpers on or near the CMOS battery

The memory usage - have you tried opening Task manager and clicking on Processes to see what is chewing up the memory. See pic of my Ivy Bridge here

One last thing have you considered the memory may be going south??
Edit Sorry I may have misread that do you mean you are concerned that the 8GB of RAM only has 3GB being used??


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17 May 2016   #3
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Update on that board mate I found this which is telling me it is a rather old model and I would be suspecting has seen better days Gigabyte Motherboard GA TG33MH Socket 775 E8400 3 00GHz | eBay
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17 May 2016   #4
Gamer1238

Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)
 
 

That is the board I have but doesn't explain why the system is only seeing 3 out of the 8Gb

I've done ram tests and everything
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17 May 2016   #5
Gamer1238

Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)
 
 

Windows 7 64 usable ram 3Gb of 8Gb-imageuploadedbyseven-forums1463485349.177918.jpg


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17 May 2016   #6
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I can't find any information about the motherboard. I think it is an OEM motherboard. I can't figure out of it even supports up to 8GB of RAM (But commonly it should, my older MSI MS-7525 is old as hell but supported a maximum of 8GB DDR2).
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18 May 2016   #7
geronimo

w7 x64
 
 

Bios find how much ram ?
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18 May 2016   #8
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gamer1238 View Post
That is the board I have but doesn't explain why the system is only seeing 3 out of the 8Gb

I've done ram tests and everything

Well Gamer I have to say that is quite an old board and I would suggest it only supports 4GB like a lot of the oldies did. Now when I looked at that board on the EBay ad it also shows a lot of old style caps (and an Intel E8400 CPU 775 socket - that was first released in Q1 08 possibly making that board 8 years old) - I would be looking around the see if they are all intact especially around the RAM slots.

The memtest what test did you use again?? as we only advise this one RAM - Test with Memtest86+ the Windows feature and other sites you may as well not bother.
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18 May 2016   #9
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Gamer1238,
After you answer geronimo's excellent question, "Bios find how much ram ?", please download and run this tool from Crucial:

Crucial.com - DRAM, solid state drive (SSD) memory upgrades for Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq, Lenovo, Acer, ASUS

Windows 7 64 usable ram 3Gb of 8Gb-ram.png

I would be curious to know if that tool tells you the limits per memory slot for that old of a motherboard.


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18 May 2016   #10
Gamer1238

Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)
 
 

I'm an IT Tech the reason why I use this forum is cause I'm stumped with this issue.

I use memtest86

Going to try that ram program later today cheers

Gamer1238
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