Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: 6 GB RAM (Only 4GB useable) - How do I solve this?

23 Jan 2012   #1
Jimbolad

x64
 
 
6 GB RAM (Only 4GB useable) - How do I solve this?

Okay so I know there are alot of threads on this but literally none of them have helped me resolve my problem. My windows 7 64 bit is showing that I have 6GB of ram (yet only 4gb useable)...

I checked the 'resource monitor' and there is 2 gb reserved for something and I would like to know why and how I can unreserve it. I downloaded a program called CPU-Z and checked that my full 6GB was getting recognised and it is.

I have seen on other forums that one solution would be memory remapping. I then found out that on my Gigabyte X58A-UD3R mobo, there is no memory mapping feature in the BIOS. So now im kinda stuck and dont know what to do, its just really fustrating as I would like to utuilise the full 6GB of ram.

MY specs just incase....

Windows 7 64 bit
i7 950
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R
Radeon HD 5570
3x2gb DDR3 corsair RAM CMX6GX3M3A2000C9
2tB Raid 0

Please someone help


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

23 Jan 2012   #2
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Go to system configuration, click on boot tab, then click advanced options, then under maximum memory un-tick box. Click OK and apply out out it, a reboot will follow. Then check it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2012   #3
Lantz

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Kinda a dumb question, but is your system sharing memory with the video car?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


24 Jan 2012   #4
Jimbolad

x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
Go to system configuration, click on boot tab, then click advanced options, then under maximum memory un-tick box. Click OK and apply out out it, a reboot will follow. Then check it.
ye tried this aswell , the box is already unticked ....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2012   #5
Jimbolad

x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lantz View Post
Kinda a dumb question, but is your system sharing memory with the video car?
wouldn't know how to check ? Treat me like I know nothing...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2012   #6
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lantz View Post
Kinda a dumb question, but is your system sharing memory with the video car?
His first post shows an HD5570 video card so I think that's a no.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2012   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I see no memory reserve in my memory monitor. Could that be Standby and Free if it is that is very normal. Standby and Free is there to be used if needed. Hit the Widows Flag Key and the Pause Key and see if Windows reads all your ram. If it does I would let Windows take care of the memory, it will do a great job.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2012   #8
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 6 GB RAM (Only 4GB useable) - How do I solve this?




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Can see 8gb in BIOS, but only 4 useable
Hi there, I've done some reading and apparently I need to enable 'memory remap feature' in BIOS, but I cannot see it anywhere in the BIOS. Please see photos/screeny attached and see if it makes any sense.. mobo: GA-P55A-UD3 8 X 2GB RAM
Hardware & Devices
Make the CBS.log useable
With the great help of Shawn, I was able to figure out how to reduce the massive data amounts of the CBS.log to the records of interest - those that the System file checker fixed and could not fix. With that, I have made a little tutorial about the whole process which I thought might be useful for...
Performance & Maintenance
Useable RAM?
Hi People! I have just built myself a brand new system! It's got a nifty i5 CPU, a brand new Gigabyte motherboard and its got 8GB DDR3 RAM and I've Installed Windows Home Premium 32 bit! It's working perfectly....BUT (there's always a "but' isn't there?) BUT when you checkout the system...
General Discussion
RAM - useable
Question my computer has recently started showing my RAM as below: http://i55.tinypic.com/25pomlw.png 1.50gb useable, when 4GB is installed :confused:
Hardware & Devices
Useable Ram
I've noticed a few other threads on these boards dealing with the same issue. But I thought I'd just throw my scenario out there to see if anybody could help... When I first bought my Dell it came with 2 gigs of ram installed. I recently installed 2 more gigs, thinking that I would max out...
Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:33.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App