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Windows 7: HELP!! x64 bit OS detects only 3.25G ram out of 8G

29 Jan 2011   #1
GothixKhan

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 
HELP!! x64 bit OS detects only 3.25G ram out of 8G

HELP!

I don't know what the heck happened!

Just a few days ago my win7 HP was working PERFECTLY and it was detecting all of my 8Gb of DDR3 @ 1333 Mhz and now... it says ONLY 3.25Gb Usable!

WHAT THE HECK!!

Please help me resolve this problem
all my ram bars are working perfectly, my motherboard is brand new


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29 Jan 2011   #2
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Did you disable Memory Remap in your BIOS? (it must be enabled)
Reset the settings to your BIOS to default values
Is your BIOS detecting all the 8GB?

Uncheck Max mem from msconfig (msconfig>Boot>Advanced options)
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29 Jan 2011   #3
timmit

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

well if you have windows 7 starter edition... it's limited to 2gb regardless of x64 or not (there's a hack to get rid of the limit)
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29 Jan 2011   #4
GothixKhan

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

@timmit.
I am using windows 7 Home Premium (That's what my HP stands for)

@yowanvista

Doing it right now, will post results back in a few minutes
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29 Jan 2011   #5
timmit

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

well your profile said starter edition for a little bit haha
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29 Jan 2011   #6
GothixKhan

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

oh my god!

Problem resolved.

it was the msconfig limit I don't know how the heck it got enabled.
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29 Jan 2011   #7
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GothixKhan View Post
oh my god!

Problem resolved.

it was the msconfig limit I don't know how the heck it got enabled.
Most probably by some "Auto system tuners" such as TuneUp etc

Glad you got it fixed
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29 Jan 2011   #8
GothixKhan

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

thank you for your quick assist fellas, I really appreciate it!
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