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Windows 7: 4G memory installed 2G usable 64bit system

13 Nov 2009   #1
zengm321

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 
4G memory installed 2G usable 64bit system

Hi, everyone,
I have upgraded my system from 2G to 4G(2 X 2G). I am using the windows 7 64 bit ultimate version. The laptop is hp dv6500z.
The problem is: from the system information, it say "4G installed (2G usable)".
Can any one tell me how to fix this?

Originally, I use 2X1G pc2-5300 memory, and I am using 2*2G pc2-6400 memory. But it is said to support the pc2-6400 memory from the RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, flash cards, SSD at Crucial.com. (Otherwise, none of the sticks should be recognized.)
Quoted as:
""Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-6400,DDR2 PC2-5300 with a maximum of 2GB per slot"

The status of my laptop is as follows:

Chipset: nVidia nForce 630M
Drive Form Factor: 2.5"
Drive Interface: SATA
Maximum Memory: 4096MB
Slots: 2 (2 banks of 1)
Standard Memory: 1024 or 2048MB removable
USB Support: 2.x Compliant

I put 2 stick into the slots. , why?


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13 Nov 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zengm321 View Post
Hi, everyone,
I have upgraded my system from 2G to 4G(2 X 2G). I am using the windows 7 64 bit ultimate version. The laptop is hp dv6500z.
The problem is: from the system information, it say "4G installed (2G usable)".
Can any one tell me how to fix this?

Originally, I use 2X1G pc2-5300 memory, and I am using 2*2G pc2-6400 memory. But it is said to support the pc2-6400 memory from the RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, flash cards, SSD at Crucial.com. (Otherwise, none of the sticks should be recognized.)
Quoted as:
""Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-6400,DDR2 PC2-5300 with a maximum of 2GB per slot"

The status of my laptop is as follows:

Chipset: nVidia nForce 630M
Drive Form Factor: 2.5"
Drive Interface: SATA
Maximum Memory: 4096MB
Slots: 2 (2 banks of 1)
Standard Memory: 1024 or 2048MB removable
USB Support: 2.x Compliant

I put 2 stick into the slots. , why?
did you modify the max memory in bios? It should be unchecked. also open task manager and take a snapshot of the performance tab for us to see.

Thanks

Ken J
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Nov 2009   #3
zengm321

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zengm321 View Post
Hi, everyone,
I have upgraded my system from 2G to 4G(2 X 2G). I am using the windows 7 64 bit ultimate version. The laptop is hp dv6500z.
The problem is: from the system information, it say "4G installed (2G usable)".
Can any one tell me how to fix this?

Originally, I use 2X1G pc2-5300 memory, and I am using 2*2G pc2-6400 memory. But it is said to support the pc2-6400 memory from the RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, flash cards, SSD at Crucial.com. (Otherwise, none of the sticks should be recognized.)
Quoted as:
""Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-6400,DDR2 PC2-5300 with a maximum of 2GB per slot"

The status of my laptop is as follows:

Chipset: nVidia nForce 630M
Drive Form Factor: 2.5"
Drive Interface: SATA
Maximum Memory: 4096MB
Slots: 2 (2 banks of 1)
Standard Memory: 1024 or 2048MB removable
USB Support: 2.x Compliant

I put 2 stick into the slots. , why?
did you modify the max memory in bios? It should be unchecked. also open task manager and take a snapshot of the performance tab for us to see.

Thanks

Ken J
I don't know how to modify the memory setting in my bios. I can't find the option. I know i should enable the "memory hole remap", but i just can't find the right place..

Anyway, I uncheck the maximum memory from "boot" by entering msconfig, now i have 3.75Gb. I guess the rest 250M is spared to video card. Am I right?
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14 Nov 2009   #4
Angus

Windows 7
 
 

[/quote]

I don't know how to modify the memory setting in my bios. I can't find the option. I know i should enable the "memory hole remap", but i just can't find the right place..

Anyway, I uncheck the maximum memory from "boot" by entering msconfig, now i have 3.75Gb. I guess the rest 250M is spared to video card. Am I right?[/QUOTE]

Do you have 64 bit home? I know 64 bit pro can see up to 16 gigs of RAM before it starts sacrificing some to video memory. But anyway it looks like your problem is solved.
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14 Nov 2009   #5
zengm321

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I don't know how to modify the memory setting in my bios. I can't find the option. I know i should enable the "memory hole remap", but i just can't find the right place..

Anyway, I uncheck the maximum memory from "boot" by entering msconfig, now i have 3.75Gb. I guess the rest 250M is spared to video card. Am I right?[/QUOTE]

Do you have 64 bit home? I know 64 bit pro can see up to 16 gigs of RAM before it starts sacrificing some to video memory. But anyway it looks like your problem is solved.[/QUOTE]
Yes, I have a 64bit OS. 3.75G is good enough, most of the time I don't even use 2Gb. Do you have any idea how to reclaim the rest 300+M ram (4096 in total)?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Nov 2009   #6
lamp2

win 7 pro x64
 
 
Solution for my system with the same issue.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zengm321 View Post
I don't know how to modify the memory setting in my bios. I can't find the option. I know i should enable the "memory hole remap", but i just can't find the right place..

Anyway, I uncheck the maximum memory from "boot" by entering msconfig, now i have 3.75Gb. I guess the rest 250M is spared to video card. Am I right?

Do you have 64 bit home? I know 64 bit pro can see up to 16 gigs of RAM before it starts sacrificing some to video memory. But anyway it looks like your problem is solved.

Yes, I have a 64bit OS. 3.75G is good enough, most of the time I don't even use 2Gb. Do you have any idea how to reclaim the rest 300+M ram (4096 in total)?
I had the same issues but fixed it by BIOS updating.

My system has a ASUS P5N-MX with 4G of RAM. When I upgraded my OS from windows vista 32bit home premium to windows 7 64bit professional, I saw the same message, "4G installed (3.75G usable)".

There was no menu like "memory hole remap" in the BIOS so that I tried to update it; I visited the ASUS website. After I renewed it - I didn't make any change in the BIOS menu, the message "4GB (3.75GB usable)" was automatically changed to just "4GB". Yet, there is no menu for "memory remap" in the new BIOS.
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17 Nov 2009   #7
Minuz

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Having the same problem after i upgraded(fresh install) to ultimate windows 7 64bit build 7600 - there was no problem on the older build versions I've tested had install in the past... typically.

I don't have the bios option in my case i can see the that the memory is there in windows:
Capacity DeviceLocator MemoryType Name Tag TotalWidth
2147483648 DIMM0 21 Physical Memory Physical Memory 0 64
2147483648 DIMM2 21 Physical Memory Physical Memory 1 64

The msconfig max memory didn't do it for me neither and have tried different drivers, bios etc. etc. all with out any change.

It's a "gaming" high performance laptop all dedicated ram not shared and still "Installed memory (RAM): 4,00 GB (3,00 GB usable)."

I can live with the 3GB but would like to have the extra GB when i use video edit programs etc.

Hoping there will come a fix or something from Windows or producent.
Will try a reinstall just to if that fixes anything one of thees days.
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18 Nov 2009   #8
ba5ik

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

if you are using onboard video then that is what your "missing" 256mb is being used for
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18 Nov 2009   #9
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

What does Windows Task Manager, Performance tab, say under Physical Memory?
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