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Windows 7: ram issues after adding 4 gb


19 Sep 2013   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
ram issues after adding 4 gb

i added 4gb to the 4gb it had but it has 5gb allocated to hardware???? win 7 64 home premium sp1

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19 Sep 2013   #2

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Would your computer actually be a hp pavilion dv6? If yes, the Crucial Memory Advisor shows it should be able to handle 8GB RAM. But it's recommended that the modules be a matched pair. If the original stick was brand "ABC" and the new stick is brand "XYZ", there could be some compatibility issues.

You could check if the new stick is defective by putting it in slot 1 and see if the computer recognizes it. And you could also try swapping the sticks into the two slots. In other words, if you had stick 1 in slot 1, stick 2 in slot 2, try reversing them. Stick 2 in slot 1 and stick 1 in slot 2.

It might also help if you posted a screenshot of your resource monitor, memory tab.

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19 Sep 2013   #3

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This will help us help you. We need to know what we are working with.

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Most of the time I see peoples system with hardware use that high it is causes by the wrong ram, mismatched ram or ram install incorrectly.

Do you have your motherboard manual? It is the bible of your system.
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20 Sep 2013   #4

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20 Sep 2013   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

It is a HP Pavilion g6. I had to do msconfig and change max memory to 8192 to get it to boot with both stick in it. If i just uncheck max memory it will not boot. I have tried to find relocate memory in bios but can't seem to find it.


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20 Sep 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

It might be the shared graphics robbing your ram, but I cannot see it taking that much. Something strange is going on.
Have you tried resetting your bios back to default settings? Something strange might have gotten messed up in the bios config.
Also you may want to check to see if your system has a bios update available.
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20 Sep 2013   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

it just updated the bios, think it was day before yesterday. I am about half scared to play in bios too much seems easy to make it lock up and wont even boot into bios. it does that if i uncheck the max ram box on msconfig.


It looks like it is the default settings.
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20 Sep 2013   #8

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What are your settings here.

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20 Sep 2013   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I had to change the max memory from 4096 to 8192 to put the ram in. I dont know why it shows o now. if i uncheck it the laptop wont boot


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20 Sep 2013   #10

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