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

01 Oct 2010   #81
brianzion

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

found something here The system memory that is reported in the System Information dialog box in Windows Vista is less than you expect if 4 GB of RAM is installed


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01 Oct 2010   #82
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

im at work currently, and heading to michigan right after.. ill check on the remapping in bios when i get back monday

from reading that article tho, it sounds like it should only be an issuse with 32-bit versions of windows...
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01 Oct 2010   #83
brianzion

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DirtyElf View Post
im at work currently, and heading to michigan right after.. ill check on the remapping in bios when i get back monday

from reading that article tho, it sounds like it should only be an issuse with 32-bit versions of windows...
i no but i thought it may be of help about the mapping
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01 Oct 2010   #84
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DirtyElf View Post
im at work currently, and heading to michigan right after.. ill check on the remapping in bios when i get back monday

from reading that article tho, it sounds like it should only be an issuse with 32-bit versions of windows...
i no but i thought it may be of help about the mapping
yes it does seem it is a memory mapping issue, but what makes me nervous is that the article says it "should" only be a problem with 32 bit versions
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01 Oct 2010   #85
brianzion

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

dont worry to much my friend there are a lot of tech heads on the forum and the weekends coming so there be a few on line memory mapping is new to me but i cant find much on the web at the moment been trying to fix my dvd external so i ended up getting a new one nothing fancy </title><link rel="canonical" href="http://www.play.com/ProductOutline.html" /><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1" /><meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="en-us" /><meta name="ROBOTS" content="NOODP" /><meta
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01 Oct 2010   #86
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

why an external USB one? do you have a laptop? ... sorry to get off topic
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01 Oct 2010   #87
brianzion

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DirtyElf View Post
why an external USB one? do you have a laptop? ... sorry to get off topic
i have desktop i took the drive out the machine to make room in the bay for a bay cooler
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01 Oct 2010   #88
brianzion

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

i think i found good advice for you here !!!!! The usable memory may be less than the installed memory on Windows 7-based computers
quote from page>>>>> *On a computer that is running Windows 7, the usable memory (RAM) may be less than the installed memory*.

The usable memory may be less than the installed memory on Windows 7-based computers
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01 Oct 2010   #89
brianzion

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

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.
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01 Oct 2010   #90
brianzion

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

The following sections offer additional information about memory allocation as reported in the Resource Monitor, describe the terminology used, and offer additional information on Memory reporting and memory limitations in Windows 7.

Physical memory allocation in Windows 7
The following shows how the Resource Monitor categorizes the memory currently installed on a Windows 7-based computer.

Memory allocation Description

Hardware Reserved} Memory that is reserved for use by the BIOS and some drivers for other peripherals

In Use} Memory that is used by process, drivers, or the operating system

Modified} Memory whose contents must go to disk before it can be used for another purpose

Standby} Memory that contains cached data and code that is not actively in use

Free} Memory that does not contain any valuable data and that will be used first when processes, drivers, or the operating system need more memory

Note To view how the installed memory is allocated in Windows 7, follow these steps:
Click Start, type resource monitor in the Search programs and files box, and then click Resource Monitor in the Programs list.
Click the Memory tab, and then view the Physical Memory section at the bottom of the page.

Memory status in Windows 7

The following defines the Resource Monitors current reported status of the installed memory on a Windows 7-based computer.
Memory allocation Description

Available} Amount of memory (including standby and free memory) that is immediately available for use by processes, drivers, and the operating system

Cached} Amount of memory (including standby and modified memory) that contains cached data and code for rapid access by processes, drivers, and the operating system

Total} Amount of physical memory that is available to the operating system, device drivers, and processes

Installed} Amount of physical memory installed in the computer
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