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Windows 7: Win 7 is only seeing 8 GB of RAM while 12 is installed

13 Feb 2010   #1

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Win 7 is only seeing 8 GB of RAM while 12 is installed

To make long story short, please refer to the snapshot below:



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13 Feb 2010   #2

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Start with the memory diagnostic test. Type the phase, in search, take the test and then you can decide on the next course of action.
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13 Feb 2010   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
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Start with the memory diagnostic test. Type the phase, in search, take the test and then you can decide on the next course of action.

Thank you richc46 for the reply.

I have done so however, the 8 GB-usable phrase still persists.
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13 Feb 2010   #4

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Your situtation has been experienced by others. Rather than to give you some of the various reasons, I have provided you with som Q & A from a forum that had a similar question asked. Maybe one (you need just one) answer will help. If not successful, repost and I or others will try to provide alternative answers.

Why is only 6GB of 12GB Usable in Windows 7? : Memory Forum
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13 Feb 2010   #5

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When you discover the reason for your problem, please post. Your answer will help others. In addition it will inform other members that no further research is required to provide you with a solution to your problem TY.

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15 Feb 2010   #6

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I don't know what I have done exactly but I see only 12 GB (without the 8GB-usable part )in my computer properties window! I think, though I am not sure, my machine is utilizing all the RAM installed after I ran Windows Memory Diagnostic.


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