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Windows 7: Windows 7 won't see or you all of my RAM

16 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 - Home Premium - 64 bit
Windows 7 won't see or you all of my RAM

Hello there,
for some reason my OS won't see all 6 GB of RAM i have installed on my motherboard all of the time, sometimes when i look in control panel > system is says i have 6 GB installed and other times it says 4 GB

At first i was told to check all the sticks (3 x 2 GB) were working as well as checking each RAM slot on the motherboard, after swapping all the sticks around i found they were all working including the slots and my OS was seeing 6 GB (Y) Great! But the very next day it was only seeing 4 GB again

I'm not sure what to do next, i've looked in the BIOS and moved the sticks round into different slots to see if any were "unhappy" in certain ones but with no sucess. The only thing i havn't tryed is updating the BIOS as a friend told me this was a last resort.

Thanks alot



All parts of my computer are brand new 1st hand and are in no way damaged

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16 Oct 2010   #2
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You have to do "Memory remapping" in the BIOS - if your mobo supports it.
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16 Oct 2010   #3
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Make sure you don't have a max memory setting in msconfig:

Start> In search box type msconfig> Enter

Choose Boot tab> Advanced Options> Uncheck Maximum Memory if checked

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17 Oct 2010   #4
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Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
You have to do "Memory remapping" in the BIOS - if your mobo supports it.

update bios, check this setting (and then maybe run memtest, too).
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