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Windows 7: Memory Issue


13 Oct 2012   #1

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Memory Issue

Hi All

I have built a windows 7 pro pc which is 64bit and has 4gb of ram installed along with a nvidia 512mb card installed.

The issues I have is in windows it says the pc has 4gb but on 2.75 usable!!

Checked the bios and that all say the 4gb installed.

Any ideas?


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13 Oct 2012   #2

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Your graphics card will also use some of your installed RAM.
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13 Oct 2012   #3
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System specs would help a lot.
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13 Oct 2012   #4

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Ok so looks like loads reserved for hardware! So how do I find out what and free it up. I have a video card with it's own 512mb of ram attached


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13 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glennbtn View Post
Ok so looks like loads reserved for hardware! So how do I find out what and free it up. I have a video card with it's own 512mb of ram attached
You won't ever free it all up. You have a 64 bit system, you can buy more ram and it can use that. 32 bit system can only handle 4 GB.
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13 Oct 2012   #6

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The board will only do 2 x 2gb so need to free some up as that amount reserved is just bad.
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13 Oct 2012   #7

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You have a Bad Install of win 7. The system is reserving 1.2GBs for hardware. That is not right.

My system has a Hardware Reserve of 2MB. Although I have 16GBs or RAM installed I don't think that makes any difference.
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13 Oct 2012   #8

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Are you running a 32 or 64 bit install of Windows?
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13 Oct 2012   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edwar View Post
Are you running a 32 or 64 bit install of Windows?
They're running a 64-bit Windows.
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13 Oct 2012   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glennbtn View Post
The board will only do 2 x 2gb so need to free some up as that amount reserved is just bad.
You may need to purchase a newer motherboard if you wish to utilise more of the memory available.
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