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

30 Sep 2010   #41
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Brink's Max Memory Tutorial

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html


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30 Sep 2010   #42
brianzion

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

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thanks doc brown
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30 Sep 2010   #43
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Personally I'd rather leave it alone. You're not really gaining anything by changing it....

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Hey Brink. Very nice tutorial.

When I open up Ms config and select advanced boot. The default ram is 0. Is this normal or am I miss reading something?

Thanks Simon
Hello Simon,

Yes, that's the default setting as WHS posted above. When the Maximum Memory "box" is unchecked, then Windows 7 will use all available installed RAM by default. It's only when you check this box and select how many GB of RAM you want Windows 7 to use instead of the default.
https://www.sevenforums.com/692465-post17.html
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30 Sep 2010   #44
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

ok, i figurd it was normal.. i just wanted to know why it listed it that way
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30 Sep 2010   #45
brianzion

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DirtyElf View Post
i noticed that in my computer > properties that windows 7 says:

installed memory 4GB (2GB usable)


why is that?


i have a 1156 socket i7800 series, and currently have 2 2gb sticks installed, waiting on my other 2 to RMA
hit windows key and r on keyboard and type resmon and press enter you can see your memory


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30 Sep 2010   #46
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

alright, ill check that when i get home. thanks for the tip.
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30 Sep 2010   #47
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Letting Windows 7 take care of the memory all by its self has always worked for me.
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30 Sep 2010   #48
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

is all of my currently installed ram being recognized correctly? it seems like something is wrong...


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30 Sep 2010   #49
brianzion

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

did you try Brink's Max Memory Tutorial?
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html
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30 Sep 2010   #50
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

its set to the default:

maximum memory not checked and a 0 in the box

task manager says, Total 2046MB
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