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Windows 7: Windows thinks I have 32Gb of RAM installed

01 Oct 2010   #11
keyboardface

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Try resetting the WEI,

Windows Experience Index - Reset

just to see if there is something in it that has gone wonky.
That didn't work, thanks though. I did notice that when I had just two of the sticks in,
the DRAM frequency was at 200MHz as it should be. So maybe your limitation theory is correct. Pretty annoying, tempted to overclock it.


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01 Oct 2010   #12
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Its possible the chipset drivers, or the method Windows is using to query the amount of physinal memory is returning bogus results.
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01 Oct 2010   #13
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Its possible the chipset drivers, or the method Windows is using to query the amount of physinal memory is returning bogus results.
Still, you are accessing the correct amount of memory. It would be ideal to have the correct info displayed, but I don't think you are taking an actual hit in memory or performance.
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01 Oct 2010   #14
James Colbert

 
 

Just a thought (since the bios reports the same erroneous amount)...have you made any changes to the bios? Even if you haven't, if you're familiar with the bios, perhaps resetting the bios to default settings would sort it out. You may want to write down the existing settings (or, easier, use a digital camera w/o flash to take photos of each page).

That said, as Lemur has mentioned, as long as the system is recognizing your true amount of RAM, the misinformation shouldn't be an issue.

James
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01 Oct 2010   #15
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

And it's possible flashing the bios could resolve the problem as well.
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01 Oct 2010   #16
Ryan2320

Windows Seven x64
 
 

What does task manger say? in the RAM?

Is this a custom built PC or did you buy from the manufacturer?
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02 Oct 2010   #17
keyboardface

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ryan2320 View Post
What does task manger say? in the RAM?

Is this a custom built PC or did you buy from the manufacturer?
It's custom built. The 4GB of RAM is a recent addition, decided to upgrade to Windows 7 at the same time as buying more RAM. Previously had just 1GB. Task Manager seems to recognise the correct amount:

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02 Oct 2010   #18
keyboardface

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Though the Resource Monitor gets it wrong and thinks I have 32GB too...

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02 Oct 2010   #19
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

You should take this up with the motherboard manufacture. It is reporting incorrect values for memory.
Windows only knows what the hardware tells it, and it is telling it there is ~32 GB of Hardware Reserved memory.

However, any support seems unlikely as the board is from 2005 with no drivers for Windows 7 let alone Vista.
There is a BIOS update released in 2008, however, F120: http://ee.giga-byte.com/products/mb/...k8nxp-sli.html
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02 Oct 2010   #20
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Actually there is Vista drivers for the NF4 chipset,

NVIDIA DRIVERS 15.23 WHQL

which does work in Windows 7.
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