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Windows 7: RAM issue

31 Jan 2010   #11
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Some MOBO/Processor combinations will allow 4GB of RAM and installation of a 64-bit OS.

But you are never going to see the 4GB except in the POST or BIOS display.

Case in point - Dell E510.

I don't know if that is what is happening here - but it is something to consider.


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31 Jan 2010   #12
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Does the bios report 3 or 4 GB?

Have a look in the bios for anything to do with memory hole or memory remapping, and if available make sure it is set to enabled (being an Acer, it may not be there).
Yeah, but it's 2x 2, so if it werent in BIOS, it would only show 2gigs right? Amd sorry about not telling you all this before.
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31 Jan 2010   #13
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Have you checked this option in msconfig?
Select Boot tab, click on Advanced options...
Name:  Capture.PNG
Views: 106
Size:  41.3 KB
Ensure that Maximum memory: is unchecked as shown below.
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Views: 69
Size:  30.5 KB
Click OK twice to save any changes and then restart to put the changes into effect.


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31 Jan 2010   #14
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Have you checked this option in msconfig?
Select Boot tab, click on Advanced options...
Attachment 51229
Ensure that Maximum memory: is unchecked as shown below.
Attachment 51230
Click OK twice to save any changes and then restart to put the changes into effect.
Both are done correctly. Thanks for your help ppl. Hope someone can get me the solution tho.
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31 Jan 2010   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote:
My graphics card has 1gb DEDCATED memory
See, that's a bit of information you did not give us before. Would have saved me a lot of typing.
And doesn't make any difference on a 64 bit OS. If that was the case mine would be showing 4 GB installed and 3.5 GB available.
Not so. If it was an integrated graphics chip, it could take real RAM away, not only address space.
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05 Feb 2010   #16
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

I think that the summary of all that was said appears in this article

Windows Vista: 3GB or 4GB RAM?
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05 Feb 2010   #17
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
I think that the summary of all that was said appears in this article

Windows Vista: 3GB or 4GB RAM?
Uhh, but i have a 64-bit OS, and the artice was about 32-bit OS's. Thanks for your help.
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05 Feb 2010   #18
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coolness View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
I think that the summary of all that was said appears in this article

Windows Vista: 3GB or 4GB RAM?
Uhh, but i have a 64-bit OS, and the artice was about 32-bit OS's. Thanks for your help.
The reasons would be the same. The point of the article is to show that some of the RAM would not show as available. I did not think that the actual allocation was as important as the fact that you do not have a problem
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05 Feb 2010   #19
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coolness View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
I think that the summary of all that was said appears in this article

Windows Vista: 3GB or 4GB RAM?
Uhh, but i have a 64-bit OS, and the artice was about 32-bit OS's. Thanks for your help.
The reasons would be the same.
Really? So even if i have a 64-bit OS, it doesnt matter, it's the same as 32-bit OS's? Interesting...
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05 Feb 2010   #20
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Compare this image from my system to that from the first post in this thread. As you can see, they are both 64-bit systems with 4GB of RAM. Mine, however, is showing the full amount as being usable (it only says xGB usable if less than the installed amount).
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Views: 35
Size:  12.1 KB
Since you have already checked the settings I mentioned in my earlier post about Maximum memory: (you might like to double check),I can only think that it might be a BIOS setting.


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