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Windows 7: RAM issue on 7 Professional 64 bit

08 Oct 2012   #1
ShadowFalls

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
RAM issue on 7 Professional 64 bit

I recently updated my Realtek audio driver and found that upon restart I could no get any display. After disassembling and reassembling my computer several times I finally got it up and running again but with a major performance issue. Out of the 16gb of installed memory i have installed on my motherboard it use to be that 12 were detected by windows and 8 were usable......now it says 12 detected and 2 usable. Being a 3d modeler and video editor this is unacceptable. Can any one help?

msconfig has all ready been checked.




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08 Oct 2012   #2
UnknownReverent

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ShadowFalls View Post
I recently updated my Realtek audio driver and found that upon restart I could no get any display. After disassembling and reassembling my computer several times I finally got it up and running again but with a major performance issue. Out of the 16gb of installed memory i have installed on my motherboard it use to be that 12 were detected by windows and 8 were usable......now it says 12 detected and 2 usable. Being a 3d modeler and video editor this is unacceptable. Can any one help?

msconfig has all ready been checked.
So you've gone to msconfig, boot, and advanced options to check it isn't set to a certain amount of memory? Have you also checked your bios to make sure it's not only allowing so much as well?
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08 Oct 2012   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I would also help if you could completely fill out your system specs.
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Look at my specs in lower left of this post. I will give you a idea of what is needed.
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08 Oct 2012   #4
ShadowFalls

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

My motherboard doesn't give the option to limit memory or any other options associated with ram for that matter. I detailed my specs better..
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08 Oct 2012   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

How much ram is indicated in the Bios?
Did you install your ram as per motherboard directions.
Your motherboard has more setting than most people will know how to use.
But for now don't mess with them. Leave them a default (Auto).
Just make sure your ram is seated properly and the little clips on each end are engaged properly. I would like to see more specs. on your ram. Look at mine.
Then go to Resource Monitor and upload this.
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08 Oct 2012   #6
ShadowFalls

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
How much ram is indicated in the Bios?
Did you install your ram as per motherboard directions.
Your motherboard has more setting than most people will know how to use.
But for now don't mess with them. Leave them a default (Auto).
Just make sure your ram is seated properly and the little clips on each end are engaged properly. I would like to see more specs. on your ram. Look at mine.
Then go to Resource Monitor and upload this.Attachment 235709

hmmm... i'm gonna take an educated guess and say i have way to much hardware reserved memory


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08 Oct 2012   #7
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, that would be a good guess.

Please check MSCONFIG and make sure the "Maximum Memory" box isn't checked.

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08 Oct 2012   #8
ShadowFalls

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

it's not....but i did find an audio driver in device manager that appears to have installed itself several times over. "Nvidia HD Audio"....this problem occurred after i updated my realtek hd audio driver.
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08 Oct 2012   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What I would do if it was my computer would be remove the realtek driver I just installed and reboot and see if Windows 7 will pick it up a different driver. My computer has 4 Nvidia HD Audio so I don't think that is a problem. I have seen this one time before and going by memory it was either the ram or the video card wasn't seated properly.
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08 Oct 2012   #10
ShadowFalls

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

didn't work...i took extra cation in making sure my ram was all installed properly.....i'll double check my video card but i doubt it
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