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Windows 7: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, recognizes 4gb of ram, only 2.93gb usable.

09 Aug 2012   #1
CGV2222

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, recognizes 4gb of ram, only 2.93gb usable.

So, here's my problem, this computer used to run Windows XP 32bit with 4gb of ram installed, 2.93gb usable was understandable then because it was 32bit, now i'm using 7 ultimate 64 bit and it still gives 2.93gb usable.

http://i.imgur.com/SA9Ej.jpg <-- My resource manager, i added up all the ram that it is being used and its is nearly being entirely used, a few mb not being used, but whats going on with the system control panel, i've also noticed that the computer is running slower then my mates, who is basically the exact same thing (other then the graphic's card, his is worse)

OKAY! I figured out my problem, its probably the RAM-slots, heres my problem now, i have no idea what order to put them in so it'll utilize the entire 2gb that's being "reserved", could someone please help me figure out what order i'm supposed to put them in and simplify it because i'm really not tech-savy, here is my stats from belarc.

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) (build 7600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)
Installed: 8/9/2012 5:12:14 AM
Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5B Rev 1.xx
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 1705 11/01/2007
3008 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM0' has 1024 MB
Slot 'DIMM1' has 1024 MB
Slot 'DIMM2' has 1024 MB
Slot 'DIMM3' has 1024 MB

and yes, the advanced options for boot are unchecked.


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09 Aug 2012   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If your BIOS shows 4 GB then it has nothing to do with slots or ordering. My guess is that you may need to go through your BIOS and enable memory mapping, or a similar feature to allow the system to address then 4 GB.
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10 Aug 2012   #3
CGV2222

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

All i can find is PAE mode and DEP mode, if i go into the BIOS, should Enable Memory Mapping (yes/no) something like that or do i have to actually configure a bunch of stuff?
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10 Aug 2012   #4
CGV2222

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Oh crap! I just did it on my P5B motherboard and now the entire 4gb is in use and theres 2gb free RAM in resource moniter, thank you so much! +rep!
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13 Aug 2012   #5
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome....glad it worked!
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05 Oct 2013   #6
knightofsg

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CGV2222 View Post
Oh crap! I just did it on my P5B motherboard and now the entire 4gb is in use and theres 2gb free RAM in resource moniter, thank you so much! +rep!
Hi CGV2222, can you kindly show us how as I have same m/b the P5B and also since I've installed new RAM it only shows 2.87 out of my 5GB, thanks!
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