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Windows 7: memory showing in windows

03 Aug 2012   #1

windows 64 bit
memory showing in windows

Hi all my computer motherboard has a max memory of 8gb. i install 12gb when i boot into windows 7 64bit it says 12gb. will the computer used all 12gb or only 8gb

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03 Aug 2012   #2

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

If the motherboard only has a max of 8gb, then it will only use 8gb.
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03 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64

Motherboard model ?
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03 Aug 2012   #4

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

Enter your BIOS setup and on the first tab see what it says for RAM there.

But if Windows is reporting 12GB then it certainly can see 12GB.

Have you ever updated your BIOS?
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03 Aug 2012   #5

windows 64 bit

hi its an acer m7300 x6 cpu.
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