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: Laptop not using full power of my RAM?

16 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32
Laptop not using full power of my RAM?


I just posted another thread and got my answer there via the Nero Info Tool 5. This tool was awsome and it showed me something more that made me think:

When I go to the window called "Hardware" it shows me my hardware specs and not everything adds up: It says that my RAM is at 2Gig but it should say 4Gig. What does this mean?

Another thing: Same tool says that my graphic-card needs an update but when i go to update it, it says that it has the latest update.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Please fill in your system specs, though I will also reply with my suspicions without those.

Windows of any version in 32-bit will only address 4 GB of memory, max. You likely also have an integrated video card, which will use "shared" memory, taking memory from your RAM, decreasing the amount of memory available to the system.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Dec 2010   #3

Win 8 RP, Win 7, XP

You can try from an elevated command prompt:

bcdedit /set PAE forceenable
bcdedit /set IncreaseUserVa 4096

reboot, see how much ram is reported.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

16 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32

I think it is due to me running 32-bit windows. I read some threads and I think thats the problem.

Thanks anyway
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Laptop not using full power of my RAM?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Hp laptop takes 15 minutes to power on after clicking the power button
I have had my Hp laptop for 3 years now. It has been working perfectly, up until 2 weeks ago. It would not turn on when I clicked the power button. After clicking the power button, 15 minutes later I noticed it just came to life. Sometimes it doesn't turn on at all for days, but sometimes I click...
General Discussion
lost power during full format - is the drive okay?
I lost power this morning during a full format on a new internal hard drive (mechanical, not SSD). It went into either sleep or hibernation due to my UPS battery failing, and then resumed full format after my PC restarted. I feared the interruption may have affected the full format, so I cancelled...
General Discussion
Full crash to no power Playing COD:4
Hi gents, When i play COD:4 for a about an hour it will crash to nil power.When i restart it will bsod. Then go through the repair, and eventually restart. My Video Card drivers are up to date. Im stuffedif i know. Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Original OEM Hardware Approx 1 year Install Approx...
BSOD Help and Support
Power Icon Disabled even if laptop is not an AC Power
From many days the battery icon is missing from the taskbar, the notification icon is greyed out even if the laptop is not on AC. i followed the the tutorial but nothing happened. please help...:( :cry:
Performance & Maintenance
CPU-Z not showing Full CPU Power
I have an AMD 9550 BE 3.2 MHZ and Cpuz and another utility only showing 800mhz. I just updated bios lates version from asus. anyone know what else could it be? It should show 3.2 mhz and everything else in bios is set for auto for cpu.
Performance & Maintenance

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 00:28.
Twitter Facebook