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Windows 7: 6GB ram installed 5.5 usable ?

24 Dec 2009   #1
lamboss

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
 
 
6GB ram installed 5.5 usable ?

Hi everyone

I installed 6 GB of ram today and at first it only showed 2 GB usable memory then I tweaked around with the settings and got it up to 5.5 GB

How can I get it to its full capacity 6GB ?

my motherboard I think does not support memory mapping and I re-installed the OS Win 7 64bit but still shows 5.5 GB

thx for the help in advance


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24 Dec 2009   #2
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

What you tweaked to make it 5,5 GB?

1. click start and write msinfo32 and click enter.
look does it what it shows?

2. I think it's because you video card had shared memory, so 512 MB of your RAM is used for video memory.

also you may take a look here: Windows 7 only recognizing 5 out of 6 GB of RAM, WHY?? (Installed memory (RAM): 6.00 GB (4.99 GB usable))
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24 Dec 2009   #3
lamboss

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
 
 

I went to > msconfig > boot tab > advanced options > and unchecked maximum memory and it became 5.5 Gb

i have a 512mb geforce 9600gt .. so im not really sure ?

in msinfo32 shows

Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 6.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 5.50 GB
Available Physical Memory 4.21 GB
Total Virtual Memory 11.0 GB
Available Virtual Memory 9.67 GB
Page File Space 5.50 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
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24 Dec 2009   #4
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lamboss View Post
Hi everyone

I installed 6 GB of ram today and at first it only showed 2 GB usable memory then I tweaked around with the settings and got it up to 5.5 GB

How can I get it to its full capacity 6GB ?

my motherboard I think does not support memory mapping and I re-installed the OS Win 7 64bit but still shows 5.5 GB

thx for the help in advance
Welcome to Windows 7 support forum.
Lamboss, your stats are correct.
Your operating system and services and startup programs consume a small amount of resident ram. For further info go to search, type "sysinfo" and all your basic stats will be displayed.
For further info consult the posted image.

Regards, and happy holidays.
Adrian


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24 Dec 2009   #5
lamboss

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
 
 

alri thank you
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24 Dec 2009   #6
pallesenw

Windows
 
 

Correct or not ... that is a matter of definition. If you don't have gfx with shared memory or such, you have 0.5 GB of RAM sitting there doing nothing. It is of no use to you.

What motherboard do you have, and what does BIOS display?
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24 Dec 2009   #7
pallesenw

Windows
 
 

M2N-SLI Deluxe ... about the missing memory remap feature, have you checked for a more recent bios version?
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25 Dec 2009   #8
lamboss

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
 
 

yes I checked and there is a new bios available so should I update it ?
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25 Dec 2009   #9
lamboss

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
 
 

I updated the Bios to a much newer version and its detecting and using all 6GB installed now
I am not very happy happy with the bios tough because it freezes sometimes

Thanks for the help

Wishing you and everyone a Happy Christmas
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25 Dec 2009   #10
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lamboss View Post
I updated the Bios to a much newer version and its detecting and using all 6GB installed now
I am not very happy happy with the bios tough because it freezes sometimes

Thanks for the help

Wishing you and everyone a Happy Christmas
Merry Christmas LAmboss, what is freezing?
This comes after the reflash?
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