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Windows 7: win7 64bit only recognizing 6gig of my 8gig of ram

04 Oct 2010   #101
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
Check BIOS settings

The problem may occur because some BIOS settings are incorrect.
Enable the memory remapping feature

Check the BIOS settings to see whether the memory remapping feature is enabled. Memory remapping gives Windows access to more memory. You can enable the memory remapping feature in the BIOS by booting to the system setup. See the User's Guide for your computer for instructions on how to boot to system setup on your computer. The name for the memory remapping feature may be different for different hardware vendors. This can be listed as memory remapping, memory extension, or something similar. Be aware that your computer may not support the memory remapping feature.
Change the AGP video aperture size in the BIOS settings

Check the BIOS settings to see how much memory that you have allocated to AGP video aperture. This is the memory that the system is sharing with the video card that is used for texture mapping and rendering. This memory would not be used by the system, because it is locked by the video card. You can adjust the AGP video aperture size in the BIOS. Standard settings are "32MB,""64MB,""128MB,"and "Auto." After you change this setting in the BIOS, restart your computer, and then check the usable memory. You can test each setting to see which offers the best results.
well this statement from windows quotes what you checked in your bios


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04 Oct 2010   #102
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

mmmm running out of possible reasons
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04 Oct 2010   #103
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

lets have a recap what is wrong and what you have tried
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04 Oct 2010   #104
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

also, its holding 2GB back.. not just 512mb or 1gb

grrr


edit RECAP: the problem is windows shows that i have 4gb of memory installed (which i do) and it says 2gb are useable

in the resmon window it shows that 2048mb are 'hardware reserved'

i have made sure that memory remapping feature was enabled in bios and i do not have an onboard graphics chip


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04 Oct 2010   #105
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

does the graphics card take that?
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04 Oct 2010   #106
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

my HD 5850 is only a 1GB pci-e card
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04 Oct 2010   #107
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

do you have cpuz ? CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting here is my video card


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04 Oct 2010   #108
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

post the resmon again
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04 Oct 2010   #109
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

1024MB....

edit: getting resmon


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04 Oct 2010   #110
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

the only hardware i can think of is the vid card its worth checking out the vid card web site for your model and seeing what requirements windows need to run it
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