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Windows 7: Only 2.93gb of memory available

15 Nov 2010   #1
zafod37

windows 7 home premium
 
 
Only 2.93gb of memory available

Hello
This is my first time on the forums, I have read other threads similar to my problems and have tried the solutions posted but to no avail.

I installed an extra 2gb of ram today on my Samsung R530 making 4gb in total. However it only shows as having 2.93GB available.

Please see attachments for info, as you can see the processes and max memory are unticked also I tried a suggestion to set graphics allocation in bios to 128mb, however the available memory still shows as 2.93GB.

Any sugestions would be apreciated

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15 Nov 2010   #2
yowanvista

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

You are using the 32-bit version of Windows 7 which can only address up to 2.8-3.25GB of RAM
Use the 64-bit version of Windows 7 to use all your RAM
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15 Nov 2010   #3
zafod37

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Thanks Yowan, will have to wait till I can afford to upgrade, maybe after christmas.
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15 Nov 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

You are entitled to the 64 bit version. If 32 came installed on your computer call the company, try to get the 64 bit for free or little cost.
If you bought the OS, you should have received a 32 bit DVD and a 64 bit DVD
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15 Nov 2010   #5
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi,

If you type resmon into the Start menu it'll un the Resource Monitor, under the 'Memory' tab is there any 'Hardware Reserved' memory showing?


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15 Nov 2010   #6
zafod37

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Thanks Richc46, only had the notebook a fortnight so will give Samsung a ring in the morning, cant hurt non.
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15 Nov 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Dont give in, at worst, you should get it for cost. Be sure that you have all the minimum requirments for 64, its more than just ram.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...m-requirements
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15 Nov 2010   #8
zafod37

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Hi,

If you type resmon into the Start menu it'll un the Resource Monitor, under the 'Memory' tab is there any 'Hardware Reserved' memory showing?


OS
Yes 1092mb is hardware reserved
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15 Nov 2010   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Dont give in, at worst, you should get it for cost. Be sure that you have all the minimum requirments for 64, its more than just ram.
Windows 7 system requirements - Microsoft Windows
Before you call, be sure that you meet all the minimum requirements.
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15 Nov 2010   #10
Orbital Shark

 
 

Do you have an onboard video card which i sharing memory? If so then that would explain such a large amount or HW memory.
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