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Windows 7: Got a blue screen, now not all ram being detected

13 Nov 2009   #1

Got a blue screen, now not all ram being detected

My screen went blue can't remember what it said but I think it had that an unexpected caused windows to shut down and lots of other stuff. I restarted the computer and then straight away did a system restore to a few days ago which also same day I installed 7.
Now 7 is only detecting 512mb of ram instead of my 1.5gb. What can I do???

Gotta say however 7 runs quite ok with 512mb of ram lol

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13 Nov 2009   #2


boot up normally then type in the search bar msconfig go into boot advanced options and the select the max amount of ram you have installed. i had home premium 64 bit running on 1gb om ram.
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13 Nov 2009   #3


Thanks, but when I type in the max memory and click ok it goes straight back to 512.

I'm quite impressed with how well it runs with just 512 once with the old 1gb ram stick it screwed up and stopped working when I had vista and my goodness vista was so slow with 512mb but 7 to be honest can't tell much difference from 512 to 1.5 lol but still I'd rather all the ram to be working
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13 Nov 2009   #4


I think I know what's wrong. I forgot to mention after the screen went blue and I rebooted I clicked on repai and did the memory diagnostics so I'm guessing it found something wrong with the 1gb ram stick and disabled it. Is there a way to enable it again?
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13 Nov 2009   #5


I restarted the pc to see what happens and all the memory is back
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13 Nov 2009   #6

7600.20510 x86

You should check that the modules are seated correctly and firm. They might be a little loose and that's why you got the bsod and it's behaving like this intermittently.
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14 Nov 2009   #7


Thanks, I'll check soon
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