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Windows 7: 16gigabytes installed only 3.95 usable

06 Nov 2015   #11
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dmasterman View Post
as another user said, in my system it states it's 64 bit.... so it is in fact a 32 bit?
We don't know yet.

Go to Control Panel.

Poke "system".

Post a screen shot of what you see.

Here is mine, indicating 64 bit next to "system type". Do you see that?




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06 Nov 2015   #12
Dmasterman

Win 7 ultimate
 
 

here you go.

hopefully this shows it's 64 bit, as some people on here are sayign this is a 32


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06 Nov 2015   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Verify that your memory meets the specs of your motherboard and cpu.
Then check your motherboard manual to verify the ram is installed properly.
Set your bios to default.

Again another picture I would like to see from your computer.

From Task Manager/Resource Monitor.



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06 Nov 2015   #14
Dmasterman

Win 7 ultimate
 
 

screensoht


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06 Nov 2015   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Damn look at that hardware Reserve, HUGE.

That most of the time indicates these things.

1. Wrong and/or mismatched ram
2. Ram setting way off. Timing, speed, voltage.
3. Just plain installed incorrectly.
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06 Nov 2015   #16
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Okay that's even a more bazar screen shot = Hardware reserved is soaking up nearly all your ram
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06 Nov 2015   #17
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

That is odd, my board only uses 63 MB for hardware reserved.

Every board is different, but 12 GB for hardware reserved ???

Somethng is not right there Dmasterman
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06 Nov 2015   #18
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
This user asked the same question on the sister PC Help Forum.
Here's the link,

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06 Nov 2015   #19
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Funny on my Acer it shows 1mb hardware reserved
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06 Nov 2015   #20
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Dmasterman by chance have you been into Advance Boot Options?

Looks like this.

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