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Windows 7: 6 gb ram only 3.96 gb usable

19 Nov 2014   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Well both programs are indicating about the same thing.
Try this; take the side cover off the computer and point a fan of good size blowing into the case and monitor the temps. If you mother board temp go down then you have a problem. If the motherboard temp read the same in my opinion the updated bios are giving a false reading.

Go into your bios and let us know what the voltages are.
Make sure your bios are set to default.

What was the reason you flashed your bios?


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19 Nov 2014   #12
aek21tzonis

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

As I told you a friend of mine suggested me updating it, so it could be faster.

also where should I go to BIOS exactly to let you know about the voltages?
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19 Nov 2014   #13
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aek21tzonis View Post
As I told you a friend of mine suggested me updating it, so it could be faster.
Updating a BIOS shouldn't be done if the computer works as designed but it may be possible an updated BIOS will allow additional features such as over-clocking which can be used to adjust settings to make it faster. But over-clocking does bring big risk beyond its design, mainly in destroying the motherboard, CPU, RAM, etc.
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19 Nov 2014   #14
aek21tzonis

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Berton View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aek21tzonis View Post
As I told you a friend of mine suggested me updating it, so it could be faster.
Updating a BIOS shouldn't be done if the computer works as designed but it may be possible an updated BIOS will allow additional features such as over-clocking which can be used to adjust settings to make it faster. But over-clocking does bring big risk beyond its design, mainly in destroying the motherboard, CPU, RAM, etc.
Can I get back to the older version of my bios?
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19 Nov 2014   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

From you post #12

Quote:
As I told you a friend of mine suggested me updating it, so it could be faster.
I do not memorize all the threads I read. So their will be times my question will be redundant.

It will be under hard ware monitoring or something like it.
It varies from bios to bios.

Did you do the things I recommended in my post # 11?
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19 Nov 2014   #16
aek21tzonis

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I can't do that yet since I'm not home but until then could you please provide me some solutions about the actual problem which is 6 gb ram installed and only 3.96 usable?
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19 Nov 2014   #17
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aek21tzonis View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Berton View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aek21tzonis View Post
As I told you a friend of mine suggested me updating it, so it could be faster.
Updating a BIOS shouldn't be done if the computer works as designed but it may be possible an updated BIOS will allow additional features such as over-clocking which can be used to adjust settings to make it faster. But over-clocking does bring big risk beyond its design, mainly in destroying the motherboard, CPU, RAM, etc.
Can I get back to the older version of my bios?
Most BIOS updates will prompt to save the current version, did you get that message and do it? If not then you have to get it from the maker of the motherboard as they purchase the BIOS and implement it as desired.
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19 Nov 2014   #18
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

This problem can be caused by many things, some can include.

1. Incorrect bios
2. Miss match ram
3. Faulty ram or ram slots
4. Ram installed incorrectly and not in the proper positions as per motherboard manual.

Obvious my methods of trying to isolate your problem don't meet your standards so I will let other try to help you.
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19 Nov 2014   #19
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

It sounds to me like your issues are because you have not reset to defaults after flashing the update as others have stated (maybe your confused it happens to us all) and would and does normally for a lot of asus boards I'v come across make that 128c rating for system show up and the ram not being right. Just to make sure. you have gone into your bios to the exit tab and chosen load defaults then rebooted? Also take a picture of the hardware monitor voltages after doing so from the power tab.
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20 Nov 2014   #20
aek21tzonis

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

note: ram issue was before I updated my bios
so @rvsjew, you're telling me to load setup defaults and then save the changes?
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