Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk
And I thought only seeing 3.5gb out the 4gb total was bad on the 64bit 7 RC here!
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You may have seen a bad install or something is seeing half of the memory installed being mapped out to hardwares real fast. The one thing I would suggest here however is running memtest to see if you have a slightly faulty dimm. While a bad dimm usually will cause errors to be seen it seems one out of the pair is unavailable in Windows for some reason.
It seems that the display has changed a little bit in Windows 7 RTM -- you don't get the message any more installed RAM xxx (useable yyy) but just memory xxx
Perhaps MS did this deliberately to "obfuscate" the real issue -- don't tell users how much "overhead" etc Windows uses. - I think this is all part of the general "dumbing down" that I've posted about elsewhere.
Anyway here's two screenshots -- none of them now show the "Useable RAM" on Windows 7 RTM. (You can still of course find out the actual available RAM via Task manager).