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Windows 7: Windows 7 cuts my RAM

13 Jan 2010   #11
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dnewayz View Post
So yes, I'm still missing 1GB, and it's not to the graphics, cause the graphics are getting the RAM from the 1/1.5GB that's left.
And if my motherboard can only handle 2GB, even if some for the graphics, why did adding an extra 0.5GB also changed in windows?
Interesting issue...did you try to update your BIOS? Have you also updated your chipset?


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13 Jan 2010   #12
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

As weird as this sounds I'm not even sure if your motherboard is capable for Win7.
Have you read or checked out if your system was Win7 compatible?
No drivers for any Vista or Win7.
Last BIOS update 2006?
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14 Jan 2010   #13
dnewayz

Window 7 Ultra 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IggyAZ View Post
As weird as this sounds I'm not even sure if your motherboard is capable for Win7.
Have you read or checked out if your system was Win7 compatible?
No drivers for any Vista or Win7.
Last BIOS update 2006?
Like I said, besides the memory issue, EVERYTHING works great. I have all the drivers that I need (nothing is missing).
The only thing is that the BIOS didn't upgrade, but they work fine.

Oh, and windows 7 runs fast!!! Just no aero (no good graphics).

So what else? I think we are starting to get creative.

And once again, thanks for all the help!
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14 Jan 2010   #14
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

This sounds like a dead stick of ram.... when you replaced one with a 500mb stick it showed it correctly... can you get a different stick to test it with??
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14 Jan 2010   #15
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
This sounds like a dead stick of ram.... when you replaced one with a 500mb stick it showed it correctly... can you get a different stick to test it with??
to follow up with Tom...can you boot with only the .5GB(or 1GB I don't remember) stick of RAM you have (remove the 1GB)

Also insert this stick of RAM in the slot you AREN'T using...

This will hopefully prove/dissprove a dead stick of RAM/bad slot on the motherboard
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14 Jan 2010   #16
dnewayz

Window 7 Ultra 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
This sounds like a dead stick of ram.... when you replaced one with a 500mb stick it showed it correctly... can you get a different stick to test it with??
to follow up with Tom...can you boot with only the .5GB(or 1GB I don't remember) stick of RAM you have (remove the 1GB)

Also insert this stick of RAM in the slot you AREN'T using...

This will hopefully prove/dissprove a dead stick of RAM/bad slot on the motherboard
ok.. I can't boot with only 0.5, since windows 7 requires at least 1GB.

And before I added the 0.5, I changed the slots of the 2GB stick. So now the 0.5 is where the 2 GB used to be, and the 2 GB is where there was nothing b4. So by that we know that the actual slots are working well.

Did I mention CPU-Z still reads 2GB? not that it changes anything.

I think the only test I can do is just replace the 2GB with a different one and see if that 1 is read as 2 or 1. But right now, I don't have any other memory stick, so I can't do it.

Can it be that the memory stick is half dead? It has a lifetime warrenty... Sounds fishy that it broke after only 18 months of use.
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14 Jan 2010   #17
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dnewayz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
This sounds like a dead stick of ram.... when you replaced one with a 500mb stick it showed it correctly... can you get a different stick to test it with??
to follow up with Tom...can you boot with only the .5GB(or 1GB I don't remember) stick of RAM you have (remove the 1GB)

Also insert this stick of RAM in the slot you AREN'T using...

This will hopefully prove/dissprove a dead stick of RAM/bad slot on the motherboard
ok.. I can't boot with only 0.5, since windows 7 requires at least 1GB.

And before I added the 0.5, I changed the slots of the 2GB stick. So now the 0.5 is where the 2 GB used to be, and the 2 GB is where there was nothing b4. So by that we know that the actual slots are working well.

Did I mention CPU-Z still reads 2GB? not that it changes anything.

I think the only test I can do is just replace the 2GB with a different one and see if that 1 is read as 2 or 1. But right now, I don't have any other memory stick, so I can't do it.

Can it be that the memory stick is half dead? It has a lifetime warrenty... Sounds fishy that it broke after only 18 months of use.
Windows 7 has been booted on machines at 120MB RAM...I am running x64 in my laptop and booted at 256MB with no issue...so please just give it a shot so we can eliminate candidates for problems
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14 Jan 2010   #18
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

have you run memtest86 to see if there are any errors?? You should run this test for several hours...
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14 Jan 2010   #19
dnewayz

Window 7 Ultra 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dnewayz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
to follow up with Tom...can you boot with only the .5GB(or 1GB I don't remember) stick of RAM you have (remove the 1GB)

Also insert this stick of RAM in the slot you AREN'T using...

This will hopefully prove/dissprove a dead stick of RAM/bad slot on the motherboard
ok.. I can't boot with only 0.5, since windows 7 requires at least 1GB.

And before I added the 0.5, I changed the slots of the 2GB stick. So now the 0.5 is where the 2 GB used to be, and the 2 GB is where there was nothing b4. So by that we know that the actual slots are working well.

Did I mention CPU-Z still reads 2GB? not that it changes anything.

I think the only test I can do is just replace the 2GB with a different one and see if that 1 is read as 2 or 1. But right now, I don't have any other memory stick, so I can't do it.

Can it be that the memory stick is half dead? It has a lifetime warrenty... Sounds fishy that it broke after only 18 months of use.
Windows 7 has been booted on machines at 120MB RAM...I am running x64 in my laptop and booted at 256MB with no issue...so please just give it a shot so we can eliminate candidates for problems
Ok, I'll do it if it helps, but I don't see how this can help to see anything since I Switched between the memory sticks already. So can u explain how it will help?
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14 Jan 2010   #20
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dnewayz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dnewayz View Post

ok.. I can't boot with only 0.5, since windows 7 requires at least 1GB.

And before I added the 0.5, I changed the slots of the 2GB stick. So now the 0.5 is where the 2 GB used to be, and the 2 GB is where there was nothing b4. So by that we know that the actual slots are working well.

Did I mention CPU-Z still reads 2GB? not that it changes anything.

I think the only test I can do is just replace the 2GB with a different one and see if that 1 is read as 2 or 1. But right now, I don't have any other memory stick, so I can't do it.

Can it be that the memory stick is half dead? It has a lifetime warrenty... Sounds fishy that it broke after only 18 months of use.
Windows 7 has been booted on machines at 120MB RAM...I am running x64 in my laptop and booted at 256MB with no issue...so please just give it a shot so we can eliminate candidates for problems
Ok, I'll do it if it helps, but I don't see how this can help to see anything since I Switched between the memory sticks already. So can u explain how it will help?
You just mentioned that you can't boot with only .5 which would imply that booting with only the .5 hasn't been tested yet
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