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Windows 7: Computer not using all of its available ram.


04 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Computer not using all of its available ram.

I have 6gb DDR3, more than 75% of the time my PC wont allow me to use all 6. When I do get all 6 running (from restarting PC over and over until it kicks in) it usually runs for about 30 mins until it crashes, without a blue-screen or any message. And then when I turn it back on, it sometimes keeps failing POST, beeping 4 times - indicating a RAM read/write failure.

When it's using 4gb however I rarely ever crash.I've checked the BIOS, it usually shows 4gb installed.

I've had this problem for more than a year and I thought I had fixed the problem a while back but I was wrong, and now it's doing it worst than ever. Also, i'm not computer savvy so bear with me.

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04 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Sounds like either some Ram slots or Ram modules are defective.
Use this to test what is good and what isn't :
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

-DG
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04 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I don't have a USB stick or any dvd-r blank discs. But i have Daemon Tools, could i use it somehow with that?
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04 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

nope you need any bootable device. besides the resident driver of Daemon Tools is a known cause for BSODs.
Do yourself a favor and remove it with this: DuplexSecure - FAQ

If you still need a Disc emulating program, here are some that don't rely on resident drivers:

Freeware MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM(MagicDisc) Overview
SlySoft Virtual CloneDrive
Gizmo Central -- Enliven your PC

-DG
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