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Windows 7: 8GB Ram only 3GB usable?

20 Jul 2012   #1
Rick99

Windows 8 Home premium? 64 bit
 
 
8GB Ram only 3GB usable?

Hello,I have 8GB of ram on my computer and I have 64bit windows 7 but my computer says "8 GB (3 GB usable)" why is this?

Thanks,
-Rick


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20 Jul 2012   #2
kefah

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

u mean that windows detect 8 gb and 3 gb is usable
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20 Jul 2012   #3
Rick99

Windows 8 Home premium? 64 bit
 
 

Yes.
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20 Jul 2012   #4
kefah

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

go to
start
run
type msconfig
ok
go to boot tap
choose advanced option
take photo
and attach it to next post
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20 Jul 2012   #5
Rick99

Windows 8 Home premium? 64 bit
 
 

Here,I think I have it.


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20 Jul 2012   #6
kefah

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

ok remove the true mark from maximum memory
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20 Jul 2012   #7
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

1) Are you using the 64 bit version of windows or the 32 bit version?

2) How old is the motherboard you are using?

Edit: Ooops, posts got crossed. Assuming the above doesn't fix it.
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20 Jul 2012   #8
kefah

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

then restart pc to confirm changes
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20 Jul 2012   #9
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Enable "Memory Remap" if it's listed in your BIOS.
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20 Jul 2012   #10
Rick99

Windows 8 Home premium? 64 bit
 
 

Yes, I have 64bit windows 7 I don't know how old the motherboard is because it's a laptop. I'm currently not on my computer so I can't do anything on it yet.
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