Hi! I just bought a laptop with 6 gig RAM and it is saying only 1.74 is usable. The computer is also very slow at loading any programs or doing anything at all. is this because of the usable RAM or some other problem? How do I fix it if possible?
System Manufacturer/Model Number Compaq Presario CQ70-220EB OS Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit CPU Pentium Dual-Core CPU T4200 @ 2.00 Ghz Motherboard Wistron 360C Memory 2x 2GB Graphics Card Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family "on board". Sound Card Conexant High-Definition SmartAudio Monitor(s) Displays LPLA104 Screen Resolution 1440 x 900
Keyboard Altec Lansing Keybourd Mouse Touchpad Hard Drives WD
Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Dell Precision 370 OS Windows 8 Pro X64 CPU Intel Pentium 4 Dual LP 3.4Ghz Memory 4GB DDR PC2-5200 ECC Graphics Card NVIDIA Quadro FX 3400/4400 Sound Card SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio Monitor(s) Displays HP 22" w2207 LCD Screen Resolution 1680 x 1050
Hard Drives 300GB Maxtor 6L300RD PATA
128GB Kingston SV200S3128G SSD (boot)
1.5TB Seagate ST3150041AS SATA Internet Speed Cable via Road Runner 3MB Upload, 30MB Download Antivirus Windows Defender, Malware Bytes Anti Malware Pro Browser Seamonkey
Thanks a lot for the help! I think I soled the mystery. It sounds like a faulty RAM slot since both modules read properly in the top slot and none of them are being read in the bottom slot. I'm going to take it back and see what they say