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Windows 7: Windows 7 won't recognize all my ram

30 Oct 2012   #1
elidaddy

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 
Windows 7 won't recognize all my ram

I can't get windows 7 to recognize all my ram. I have 4 2gb sticks and all it says i have is 3gb in bios it says 2gb stick in all 4 slots.

Fresh diagnose shows one stick channel b dimm o at 0mb memory size, channel a dimm 1 at 1024mb and channel b dimm 1 at 0mb why doesn't it read right on windows but it reads it on the motherboard?


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30 Oct 2012   #2
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Is this a desktop or laptop? Whats' the exact make and model of this PC?
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30 Oct 2012   #3
elidaddy

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

Dell XPS Gen 4 desktop
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30 Oct 2012   #4
elidaddy

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

i put all my system info in my profile
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30 Oct 2012   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by elidaddy View Post
I can't get windows 7 to recognize all my ram. I have 4 2gb sticks and all it says i have is 3gb in bios it says 2gb stick in all 4 slots.

Fresh diagnose shows one stick channel b dimm o at 0mb memory size, channel a dimm 1 at 1024mb and channel b dimm 1 at 0mb why doesn't it read right on windows but it reads it on the motherboard?
I don't think Pentium 4's had 64-bit systems. I believe yours is 32-bit which is why you only see 3 GB. That would be the normal usable amount that you should see from 4 GB.
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30 Oct 2012   #6
elidaddy

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

SL7Z8 (Intel Pentium 4 640)
theres the specs on my cpu it has intel 64 which allows it to run as a 64bit processor
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30 Oct 2012   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

A little something from page 77 of the manual.
NOTE: Memory purchased from Dell is covered under your computer warranty.

NOTICE: If you remove your original memory modules from the computer during a memory upgrade,
keep them separate from any new modules that you may have, even if you purchased the new modules
from Dell. If possible, do not pair an original memory module with a new memory module. Otherwise, your
computer may not start properly. You should install your original memory modules in pairs either in DIMM
connectors 1 and 2 or DIMM connectors 3 and 4.
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http://www.memorystock.com/memory/De...onXPSGen4.html


Dimension XPS Gen 4 Memory Specifications Standard Memory1.0 GB (removable)Maximum Memory4.0 GBMemory Expansion4 sockets (2 banks of 2)Memory CommentsPC2-3200/4200 DDR2 SDRAM DIMMs. Supports Dual Channel DDR.CPU TypeIntel Pentium 4Model Comments800/1066MHz FSB, Intel 925XE Express Chipset Memory Upgrade for Dell Dimension XPS Gen 4 Computer, the Dell Dimension XPS Gen 4 Computer takes the PC2-3200/4200 DDR2 SDRAM DIMMs. Supports Dual Channel DDR. Memory Type, and comes installed with 1.0 GB (removable) of Memory. You can upgrade your Dell Dimension XPS Gen 4 Computer to up to a maximum of 4.0 GB Memory, the system has 4 sockets (2 banks of 2) to install Memory, already with 1.0 GB (removable) standard Memory installed. For best Computer performance use the maximum amount of allowed Memory per slot for your Computer.
Choose the following Memory Upgrade for Dell Dimension XPS Gen 4 Computer.
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30 Oct 2012   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Are all your memory modules made by the same company ?
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31 Oct 2012   #9
elidaddy

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

yes
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31 Oct 2012   #10
vaidas3

Windows 7 pro 64bit. (SP1)
 
 

leave 2x2GB ram sticks in 1 and 2 slot. does it shows 4GB?
i think your motherboards maximum supported ram is 4GB
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