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Windows 7: 4GB Installed only 2GB usable

10 Jul 2016   #11
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hello again, just lucky to be connected on someone's wireless connection.

I have the maxmimum memory checked off in msconfig, I have yet to set everything in default once I get back home.

Will post the results later.


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10 Jul 2016   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Good call Mike.

There has been a few other threads with people changing Advanced Boot Options.
Must be the gravitational pull of the moon or maybe global warming.
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11 Jul 2016   #13
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hey guys, just some heads up.

I went into the BIOS and set everything to default, applied it then proceeded to boot my computer to Windows. I checked the system information again but it's still saying the same thing.

I tried another method which is to set everything to default, went to the north bridge option then disabled the graphics memory option. I just can't find an option to completely disable the onboard GPU. I'm using a dedicated graphics card so I am wondering if the onboard GPU is off?
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11 Jul 2016   #14
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Do you have VMWare installed ?
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11 Jul 2016   #15
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Nope, not a single virtual emulation software in my system.
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11 Jul 2016   #16
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

This is sort of interesting possibly Jack posted this earlier seeing you're on 32 bit might be another possibility
Quote:
* The Max shared memory size will be available only when 4GB memory or more installed on Motherboard under the 64-bit OS.
BIOSTAR :: Motherboard
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11 Jul 2016   #17
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hmm well personally the fact that the slot does not pick up the stick smacks to me of it (the slot) being bad and has me wondering about them board even.
What I would do is to put sticks in each slot and run the memtest if you get errors up with the second slot having some RAM installed then I would be very surprised if the slot was the problem. In that event then you are only going to get 3-4GB available eh? I am also saying this because your board is a considerable vintage now and just maybe the problem. The BIOS I am assuming it is up to date??

I am also assuming you have checked the speed of the 4GB stick as I seem to remember the RAM speed as being 800?? It could be that the wrong speed stick is causing issues with a lower speed stick or a higher speed not being accessed fully. Am just surmising here and maybe I could be very wrong.

Having said that the board does support 533- 1333 RAM. Just out of morbid curiosity what brand of RAM are you using??
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11 Jul 2016   #18
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep it is looping back to the ram
What is the original ram and is it still functioning ?
Crucial.com - Crucial System Scanner
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11 Jul 2016   #19
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

In addition to Mikes suggestion you can run this HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 - Download < download the right bit version - when open close the small windows at the start and go to the left hand listings for the components - pick Memory - see my pic and you will see an in depth detail exactly what my RAM is


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12 Jul 2016   #20
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hello guys, I just came here to upload the HWiNFO screenshots. I couldn't do the memtest because I have a flu


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