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Windows 7: 4 GB Ram Installed. Only 3.78 gb usable

31 Jan 2010   #1

 
4 GB Ram Installed. Only 3.78 gb usable

Hi guys i was wondering why does my PC show this? (see the attachment)
I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate x64, on the specs in my 'system specs'

How can i make all 4 gb usable?




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31 Jan 2010   #2

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
Hi guys i was wondering why does my PC show this? (see the attachment)
I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate x64, on the specs in my 'system specs'

How can i make all 4 gb usable?
Sergio, I think the remaining RAM is possibly being used by your graphics card.

I say possibly because looking at my own computer's specs seems to contradict that theory.


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31 Jan 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noob View Post
Sergio, I think the remaining RAM is possibly being used by your graphics card.

I say possibly because looking at my own computer's specs seems to contradict that theory.
You got it right. He is using onboard video, where yours is a dedicated video card. It probably also has dynamic memory use for it, from the base 128 MB to whatever the max supported by it is. If that is what it is it would explain why the total is less than 4096 MB minus the 128 MB for the video memory.
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31 Jan 2010   #4

 

Even when you have a separate graphics card, memory will be set aside for graphics if you also have integrated graphics on your motherboard and/or you are missing the correct driver. If you disable the integrated graphics from the bios, you can get that memory back
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31 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Be happy, I can only use 3GB out of 4GB on my setup in both 32/64 Bit with 256MB onboard graphics.

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31 Jan 2010   #6

 

Hmm so what you are saying is, that when i get my GT220 later this month, i will be able to get all my ram back? By turning off the onboard graphics?
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31 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
Hmm so what you are saying is, that when i get my GT220 later this month, i will be able to get all my ram back? By turning off the onboard graphics?

I'm no expert but it sounds right, have fun using the extra 256MB.

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31 Jan 2010   #8

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nemix77 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
Hmm so what you are saying is, that when i get my GT220 later this month, i will be able to get all my ram back? By turning off the onboard graphics?

I'm no expert but it sounds right, have fun using the extra 256MB.

lol The GT220 i'm getting is a 1024mb
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31 Jan 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
lol The GT220 i'm getting is a 1024mb
Pure marketing BS, that card isn't anywhere near powerful enough to make use of it. It is a nice step up from your current onboard, but hope you don't plan on any serious gaming with it.
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31 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
lol The GT220 i'm getting is a 1024mb
Pure marketing BS, that card isn't anywhere near powerful enough to make use of it. It is a nice step up from your current onboard, but hope you don't plan on any serious gaming with it.
Agreed, 1080p gaming would kill that card.
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