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Windows 7: 1GB ram now showing only 512MB


25 May 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
1GB ram now showing only 512MB

OK, so i had 1GB of ram which worked perfectly before,now its tellin that its only 512MB ( 511MB usable) ... can you help? i cant seem to get it back to 1GB

NOTE: I HAVE 1GB OF RAM AND WINDOWS 7 SHOWED IT AS ' 1.0 GB.' ( OR 1024MB) BEFORE, BUT NOW ITS SHOWING ONLY 512MB AND THE TOTAL VIRTUAL MEMORY TURNED INTO 1.50 GB


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25 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 32bit, Snow leopard
 
 

Go to your BIOS and check how much ram is shared with the system!
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25 May 2010   #3

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Hi icore3

Welcome to Seven Forums
Could you fill your system specs?

Regards
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25 May 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

OK, if this is what you people mean, here it is:

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25 May 2010   #5

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Is this a laptop?

Have you tried checking to make sure the ram is seated properly?
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25 May 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

well, yea i tried that, but it wouldnt still show it as 1G, but why?
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25 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 32bit, Snow leopard
 
 

CPU-Z is showing 1GB

can you post your task manager with the performance tab?
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25 May 2010   #8

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Have you updated any drivers recently?
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25 May 2010   #9

 

IMO,check out at the POST screen if your memories are recognized. See if it says 1GB or 512MB. If at the POST screen says 512MB then clearly it's something hardware issue (or bios outdated version).
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25 May 2010   #10

Windows 7
 
 

no, i didnt update any drivers recently, but my CPU power went of and it was making a alarm sound and then my bro fixed it with removing the ram and installing it again, is it because of this? anyways, screen shot time:


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