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Windows 7: 3.26 GB RAM Usable on 64 Bit???

18 Dec 2009   #1
skylinepigeon

Windows 7
 
 
3.26 GB RAM Usable on 64 Bit???

Okay, this is really weird. Previously, I had had a ordered a kit of 4GB ram with one defective stick. After installing Win7 Ultimate 64bit with the good stick, I RMA'd the kit back to newegg. The exchange arrived today, and after installing the new kit of ram, windows only recognizes 3.26GB of it! Under the system information panel, it says:

Installed memory (RAM): 4.00 GB (3.26 useable)

despite me having a 64 bit OS....

Whats up with this???? I Memtested the ram and it shows up as only 3255 MB in there also...

Does anyone know why?


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18 Dec 2009   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

You are going to see something less than the full 4GB "available" depending on your system, video card, etc.
I have 8GB installed and I only have a little over 6 GB free after boot up (and I have very little in startup).
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18 Dec 2009   #3
pallesenw

Windows
 
 

From the manual. BIOS setup...

Memory Remap Feature
Use this item to enable or disable memory remap feature. Configuration
options: [Enabled] and [Disabled]. The default value is [Disabled].
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18 Dec 2009   #4
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

I don't know about the Memory Remap feature since it doesn't exist in my mobo, but that is normal. I have 4.00GB and around 3.1GB is free.
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18 Dec 2009   #5
skylinepigeon

Windows 7
 
 

I was wondering if that changing that BIOS setting would do anything, I was just afraid of screwing up some important thing lol....

I will try remapping memory.
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18 Dec 2009   #6
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Before you fiddle with the BIOS, does the right amount appear in POST? Press Pause to see. Then download HWInfo32 and see if it detects your memory in dual-channel/amount in the summary window. This is normal though.
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18 Dec 2009   #7
pallesenw

Windows
 
 

remapping will allow for both bios/chipset and your OS to see all of it
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18 Dec 2009   #8
skylinepigeon

Windows 7
 
 

great! problem solved. THanks

Lol, memory rating went from 6.3 to 7.6.. wow
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