Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: 8 GB RAM installed (3.98) usable

25 Jan 2015   #81
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Their is no such thing as to much ram. If one doesn't use all the ram they have it doesn't hurt any thing.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
25 Jan 2015   #82
jc836

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit Desktops; Windows 7 Professional 64Bit Laptops
 
 

This problem seems to have run for some time.
To try to solve issue may I note I have 2 systems with this specific MOBO and 8Gigs of ram in each. They show 3MB held for hardware. This machine should be running Windows 7 64bit for best performance and memory utilization. 32bit OS's only support 4Gigs. After a year of continuous running these machines are just fine compared to the issue the OP has raised.
Reseat the RAM and see what happens. Also be absolutely certain the OS is indeed 64bit. You can install that version in place of the 32bit using Gregrocker's Tutorials. The benefit is that you only pay for the OS 1 time regardless of version. That's my 2 cents.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 8 GB RAM installed (3.98) usable




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
4GB Installed only 2GB usable
Sorry guys, I had to post another topic about this. I already understand why PAE isn't enabled on 32-bit versions. This is making me uncomfortable seeing that only a half of the memory is being used and the remaining is sitting there doing nothing. I'm not even getting better performance it's...
Hardware & Devices
Installed vs Usable Ram
I've got a new Dell XPS 8100, i5-750. Shows: Installed Ram: 6 gb (2.96 gb usable) System: 64 bit System managed paging, which shows a page size of 3 gb. I have a GTS 240 1 gb card. Shouldn't all my Ram be usable? Suggestions?
Performance & Maintenance
Installed 4Gb Ram, only 2 Gb usable
Hi, new to the forums and I've been using my gaming rig for a while now. My motherboard is the ASUS Maximus III Formula, using Intel Core I5 760. And I recently did a dual boot on my system. One copy of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on my original hard drive, and a Windows 7 Home premium x64 bit on...
Hardware & Devices
RAM: 4GB installed and only 2.93 usable.
I have 4GB installed and only 2.93 usable. I tried the solution given by rektalstab 1)Run 2)type "msconfig" 3)Go under the "boot" tab 4)click "advanced options" button 5)UNCHECK! "Maximum memory" 6)Reboot
Hardware & Devices
6 GB Installed (3 GB usable)
Howdy! So I've read up a bit on this from other posts of the same problem and here's what I've tried: Tried msconfig---every time I try to set the amount to anything above 2048 it resets. Tried deselecting "Max Memory" and it shows the same amount. Updated BIOS (Which only detected 3063...
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:52.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App