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Windows 7: 6GB memory (2GB usable)


05 Apr 2010   #1

window 7 x64 bit
 
 
6GB memory (2GB usable)

I had 6GB memory installed, but it shows that only 2GB is usable. After i turn off my computer and take off the memory then put them back on then it shows that 6GB(5.50GB usable). I'm using windows 7 x64 bit OS. Can any one help me out plz?

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05 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

If it is staying at about 5.5GB available that sounds about right.

The missing half a Gigabyte is reserved for various pieces of Hardware to use.

Oli
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05 Apr 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Have a look into Resource Manager > Memory tab. That will show you how much is reserved for H/W (the leftmost gray area).
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05 Apr 2010   #4

window 7 x64 bit
 
 

there u go, only 514 Mb is reserved for H/W


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05 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

So is that problem solved or have I missed something?

Oli
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05 Apr 2010   #6

window 7 x64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
If it is staying at about 5.5GB available that sounds about right.

The missing half a Gigabyte is reserved for various pieces of Hardware to use.

Oli
yeah, the problem is that, it doesnt stay at 5.50GB. It always shows 6GB (2GB usable) after i turn on my comp, then i have to turn off my comp then give the memory a touch or a push and restart my comp, then the memory goes 5.50GB usable.
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05 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Post a screenshot of resource manager when it says there is only 2GB available.

Oli
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05 Apr 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
Post a screenshot of resource manager when it says there is only 2GB available.

Oli
Yes, that's what we would need to look at. Maybe the BIOS plays an act on you.
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05 Apr 2010   #9

window 7 x64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
Post a screenshot of resource manager when it says there is only 2GB available.

Oli
i can't get the screenshot of resource manager when it says there is only 2GB available, cause this weird thing only happens the next day when i turn on my computer. i shutdown and restarted my computer for a couple of time it still says 5.50GB usable, but it probably will turn to 2GB usable by tomorrow morning.
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05 Apr 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lief View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
Post a screenshot of resource manager when it says there is only 2GB available.

Oli
i can't get the screenshot of resource manager when it says there is only 2GB available, cause this weird thing only happens the next day when i turn on my computer. i shutdown and restarted my computer for a couple of time it still says 5.50GB usable, but it probably will turn to 2GB usable by tomorrow morning.
Well, no problem. We'll wait until tomorrow.
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