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Windows 7: Problem with newly installed Ram, not using all of it


25 Oct 2011   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 
Problem with newly installed Ram, not using all of it

I recently upgraded my Compaq Presario CQ56 from the 2 gigs of Ram it had to 8 gigs. The problem is that its only reading 3.74 Gigs of it as usable. I know that my laptop can handle 8 gigs, I just don't know what the problem is.

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25 Oct 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Firepot View Post
I recently upgraded my Compaq Presario CQ56 from the 2 gigs of Ram it had to 8 gigs. The problem is that its only reading 3.74 Gigs of it as usable. I know that my laptop can handle 8 gigs, I just don't know what the problem is.
Sounds like maxx RAM is set to 4 gigs on config.sys.

Check it by start>config.sys and untick the max ram and max cpu boxes. This assumes of course you are running 64 bit as your specs indicate.,
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25 Oct 2011   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

I did check that and both were already unticked. And yes I am running the 64 bit system.
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25 Oct 2011   #4

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Hi,

Are all the RAM chips the same make, model and frequency?

Regards,
Golden
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25 Oct 2011   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

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25 Oct 2011   #6

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Hi,

Can you please run this tool, and then complete Step #5 in the this tutorial:

System Info - See Your System Specs

Regards,
Golden
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25 Oct 2011   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Done. I couldnt find some of the information like monitor and screen size as i am using a laptop.
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25 Oct 2011   #8

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OK. Well, the tool picks up that all 8GB is installed, so I'm a bit confused. What did you mean when you posted that only 3.74GB is usuable?

Regards,
Golden
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25 Oct 2011   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Ok im just as confused as you are. The tool says
Total Memory : 8.00 GB Usable : 3.75 GB
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25 Oct 2011   #10

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Hi,

Can you run the winsat formal command in an elevated command prompt, and then post the results here? It should look similar to that shown below.

Regards,
Golden


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