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Windows 7: Ram halved by windows

28 Jul 2013   #21
danil11

windows 7 ultimate X64
 
 

sorry for the wait.

As requested and thanks for the support guys




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28 Jul 2013   #22
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Bingo.
You do not have 4 processors. You have one (1) processor.
Change it to (1) apply/okay out of it and reboot. Make sure the check mark is gone. Look at the picture I posted. #19
Give us another Resource Monitor of your memory.
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28 Jul 2013   #23
danil11

windows 7 ultimate X64
 
 

that's not the issue at all. if you'll note the memory is already showing as full. I have done several restarts and the memory is still showing full so i'm currently inclined to think that the igfx multi monitor was the culprit as everything else is stable.
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28 Jul 2013   #24
danil11

windows 7 ultimate X64
 
 

ps I am off for the night now but will recheck again tomorrow and take into account the suggestions given.

many thanks
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28 Jul 2013   #25
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Did you or did you not make the changes I recommended in
post #22?
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28 Jul 2013   #26
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Layback Bear is right, and I sort of mentioned back in 19 that those boxes shouldn't be checked.

And for the record those boot options are mainly for testing/diagnostic purposes. With that box checked all you're basically doing is limiting the processor. And even if it has less cores, you're NOT enhancing anything by checking that box.

I've no idea how this FUD of a tweak is still around but it enhances nothing. You would best be served to uncheck those boxes and leave them alone.

That said that particular box shouldn't have an effect on your memory, thus the problem could be elsewhere. Still I'd uncheck it anyway as it's doing nothing for you.

Your system, your choice.
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28 Jul 2013   #27
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I do know that the memory controller is built into the chip.
What I don't know if changing the setting in (number of processors) has a effect on how the processor handles memory with the controller.
Anyway we do agree that it shouldn't be checked.
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28 Jul 2013   #28
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Well I have a i7-950 processor, which obviously has the memory controller built in as well and messing around the that setting just to see what happens didn't do anything to my memory - meaning my hardware reserved never moved.

That said, it doesn't mean it can't contribute to an already existing problem so...

At any rate those boxes really don't need to be messed with unless for diagnostic/testing purposes as it provides absolutely nothing performance wise to end users.

Could use someone who has AMD motherboard/processor experience to chime in though. Perhaps there's something I'm not seeing from my Intel side of things.
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28 Jul 2013   #29
oneskrewluse

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

have you done the OMFG tests ( the tests where when your done you go omfg i cant believe i didnt.....)

turn pc off unplug

remove your modules wipe em off and plug them back in
try swapping modules
try one at a time in different slots


i cant tell you how many times ive had the same issue when all it was was one did not want to fit into one of the solts properly swapped em and boom every thing was right in the world

please take no offense if this step seems to dumb some times its the dumb shit thats the whole problem lol

GL
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29 Jul 2013   #30
danil11

windows 7 ultimate X64
 
 

hi folks im back from work. I have unchecked the box and although the computer was letting me use a full 8 gb last night it is nowe back to its 3.98 usable memory. I have sety the bios to optimized defaults and this is what ive got. and yes the omg wtf test have been done and each stick has successfully been tested


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