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Windows 7: RAM Issue


09 Sep 2012   #1
JoshuaMitchell

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7601
 
 
RAM Issue

Hi,

Iam new here so, but my question is,

I was doing some research on the internet of missing ram and i checked my PC and i saw i had 4GB installed DDR2 and 3.19 is usable



Iam sorry my operator system is Dutch but u can see i have 3.19 usable.

the next screen u can see is the information of my system etc.



Okay i did update my motherboard the original was V1.20 and updated it on V2.10
After update i got the error of pressing F1 or something like that
I did continue of the default settings and alright the computer boots up and after a while my computer won't boot up... its hanging in the bootlogo and my system doesn't start up.

So i manualy shutdown my computer and restart it again and pressing 'DEL' i see at my bios the version P2.10

so i tought my bios was updated and ITS NOT. still the 3.19GB usable.

I have a ATI Radeon HD 5570 1GB videocard and my motherboard is a Asrock G31M-S,

P.S finaly i did search on youtube to solve the problem and found how to but still doesn't work for me,

I need to go to Windows+R > ''msconfig'' > Boot > advanced options and the ''maximum memory'' was unclicked so i clicked it and the ''4096'' appeared i clicked OK and a message poped out and says ''I dont know anymore what was in the diag'' so i restart my PC and still no success.

I hope someone can help me out iam getting sick of it i want to solve it but i can't.... and i dont want to buy a new computer :P

BTW iam sorry for my bad language i come from The Neterlands

Friendly Kinds Joshua Mitchell


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09 Sep 2012   #2
fireberd

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

That is normal. Generally 3.0 to 3.5GB useable is what you will see out of 4GB. The rest is used by the OS and system devices.
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09 Sep 2012   #3
JoshuaMitchell

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
That is normal. Generally 3.0 to 3.5GB useable is what you will see out of 4GB. The rest is used by the OS and system devices.

So i can't fix the 3.19GB RAM?

I see allot of movies on the internet that it can but i don't want to crash my pc or something like that :O
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09 Sep 2012   #4
x BlueRobot

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

I have 4GB of RAM installed, and only about 3.49GB is usable, some of the RAM as said before is used by the operating system and for hardware addressing with the hardware devices.

It's completely normal.

Hope this helps,

Harry
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09 Sep 2012   #5
Mintos45

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

I once had that problem, and being the person I am, I did a bit of research and there is a way to fix it (for me).
Unplug your PC from the powerpoint and hold down the "on" button for 10 seconds.
Then open the case, and refit all RAM sticks (take them out, clean the slots and put the RAM back).
Reboot and voila, all 6GB of RAM back!

But if it doesn't work, don't worry. Your system also needs part of the RAM to function, and this is perfectly normal
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09 Sep 2012   #6
JoshuaMitchell

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
I have 4GB of RAM installed, and only about 3.49GB is usable, some of the RAM as said before is used by the operating system and for hardware addressing with the hardware devices.

It's completely normal.

Hope this helps,

Harry

Hmm okay it seems normal for me to it's only a bit poor that you can see that 3.19 is usable and if i press run and run the Resource Monitor i see the memory what isn't usable.

So okay thanks for the help and maybe i need to buy a better pc then and say goodbye to my old one :P

Thanks,
Friendly Kinds.

EDIT:

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09 Sep 2012   #7
x BlueRobot

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

Glad to help (: you could always just purchase more RAM and install a 64-bit operating system, instead of purchasing a new computer.
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09 Sep 2012   #8
JoshuaMitchell

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Glad to help (: you could always just purchase more RAM and install a 64-bit operating system, instead of purchasing a new computer.

iam running on 64x

And my motherboard doesn't support more RAM so i need to buy a better motherboard

EDIT: the max ram is 4GB.
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09 Sep 2012   #9
x BlueRobot

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JoshuaMitchell View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Glad to help (: you could always just purchase more RAM and install a 64-bit operating system, instead of purchasing a new computer.

iam running on 64x

And my motherboard doesn't support more RAM so i need to buy a better motherboard

EDIT: the max ram is 4GB.
Oh okay (: then buying a new computer would be easier than replacing the motherboard and finding hardware which is compatible etc.
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09 Sep 2012   #10
JoshuaMitchell

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JoshuaMitchell View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Glad to help (: you could always just purchase more RAM and install a 64-bit operating system, instead of purchasing a new computer.

iam running on 64x

And my motherboard doesn't support more RAM so i need to buy a better motherboard

EDIT: the max ram is 4GB.
Oh okay (: then buying a new computer would be easier than replacing the motherboard and finding hardware which is compatible etc.


Yeah i know but i only need better memory ( DDR3 ) better motherboard and a new CPU, i dont need a new power supply cause its a 400W so i only need memory and a motherboard my videocard will fit on the motherboard i want to buy so maybe with all the components is arround 300 a 400€.

Still thanks for the support
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