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Windows 7: RAM issue

05 Feb 2010   #31
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post


Good point Stormy. My explanations did assume that you have a proper BIOS. Of course, if you have some old box from a rummage sale Dell/HP/Acer/etc, anything can happen - LOL.
Fixed it for you.

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Yeah, no such function in BIOS. So, no dice? 4gb is useless on this system?
Didn't think there would be. I don't know that I would say 4 GB is useless, just that you can only use 3 of the 4 GB installed. It could be worse, if you go by the service manual for that model,

Aspire M1610/Veriton M261 Service Guide

it is only supposed to support up to 2 GB total (2x1). Guess they uppped it in a bios update for those that got one with those specs.


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05 Feb 2010   #32
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


Good point Stormy. My explanations did assume that you have a proper BIOS. Of course, if you have some old box from a rummage sale Dell/HP/Acer/etc, anything can happen - LOL.
Fixed it for you.
Hmm, are you sure. I have both Dell and HP and a Gateway (kind of Acer), and none of them have this problem. The Gateway is a 64bit Win7, the Dell is a 32bit Vista and the HP has both Vista and Win7 in 32bit.
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05 Feb 2010   #33
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Easy answer, do you have that setting in the bios of any of those? And on any of them running with 4 GB of ram (64 bit OS only), what does it show as installed/usable?
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05 Feb 2010   #34
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

What is your chipset? It could be it only supports 3GB max.
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06 Feb 2010   #35
Coolness

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
What is your chipset? It could be it only supports 3GB max.
Dude, my Ubuntu recognizes the 4gb, and uses all of it. Ubuntu FTW. I think Vista SP2 would say i have 4gb,but i'd use 3. Maby i get Vista,to put my mind at ease
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