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Windows 7: Windows 7 cuts my RAM

14 Jan 2010   #41
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 Tews View Post
Your .dmp file points to a bad memory module... replace it as soon as possible...

Attachment 47596 Attachment 47597
How do I do that?
So I was right? cool... actually, it blows
Thanks so much man!
Order yourself a GIG stick to replace the malfunctioned 512MB one


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14 Jan 2010   #42
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i'm not trying to drag the issue out, but i thought the issue was the fact the windows was mis-reporting the ram amount... the bsod and finding that the 512mb stick was bad was a secondary issue... am i wrong? if not, then excuse my intrusion.
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14 Jan 2010   #43
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Order yourself a GIG stick to replace the malfunctioned 512MB one
then he'd have 3gb--the board, according to the gigabyte website (GA-8VM800PMD-775-RH - GIGABYTE - Product - Motherboard - Specification) only has a 2gb limit. again, excuse me if i'm not fully understanding just what happened here, but I thought that the problem was the mis-reporting of the ram. (his specs say 2gb + .5gb -- the 512mb stick is bad and with 2gb, windows is still reporting he has 1gb. hope i still know how to read...)

Quote:
Windows 7 cuts my RAM
Hey guys, I hope some1 can help.
I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate on my PC, and everything is great except for 1 major flaw...
Windows 7 decided I only have 1GB of RAM installed when I actually have 2GB. I know cause I installed it myself. And even CPU-Z still sees it as 2GB. Only Windows 7 doesn't.
I tried changing the RAM from 1 port to the other, and still the same.

* The RAM is by Kingston, if it matters.
* In Windows XP, I was able to use all of the 2GB.

Thanks in advance!
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14 Jan 2010   #44
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Order yourself a GIG stick to replace the malfunctioned 512MB one
then he'd have 3gb--the board, according to the gigabyte website (GA-8VM800PMD-775-RH - GIGABYTE - Product - Motherboard - Specification) only has a 2gb limit. again, excuse me if i'm not fully understanding just what happened here, but I thought that the problem was the mis-reporting of the ram. (his specs say 2gb + .5gb -- the 512mb stick is bad and with 2gb, windows is still reporting he has 1gb. hope i still know how to read...)

Quote:
Windows 7 cuts my RAM
Hey guys, I hope some1 can help.
I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate on my PC, and everything is great except for 1 major flaw...
Windows 7 decided I only have 1GB of RAM installed when I actually have 2GB. I know cause I installed it myself. And even CPU-Z still sees it as 2GB. Only Windows 7 doesn't.
I tried changing the RAM from 1 port to the other, and still the same.

* The RAM is by Kingston, if it matters.
* In Windows XP, I was able to use all of the 2GB.

Thanks in advance!
I thought he had 1-1 GB stick of RAM and a .5GB stick...

You are probably right though...
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14 Jan 2010   #45
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

we'll see if he comes back...
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15 Jan 2010   #46
dnewayz

Window 7 Ultra 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Order yourself a GIG stick to replace the malfunctioned 512MB one
then he'd have 3gb--the board, according to the gigabyte website (GA-8VM800PMD-775-RH - GIGABYTE - Product - Motherboard - Specification) only has a 2gb limit. again, excuse me if i'm not fully understanding just what happened here, but I thought that the problem was the mis-reporting of the ram. (his specs say 2gb + .5gb -- the 512mb stick is bad and with 2gb, windows is still reporting he has 1gb. hope i still know how to read...)

Quote:
Windows 7 cuts my RAM
Hey guys, I hope some1 can help.
I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate on my PC, and everything is great except for 1 major flaw...
Windows 7 decided I only have 1GB of RAM installed when I actually have 2GB. I know cause I installed it myself. And even CPU-Z still sees it as 2GB. Only Windows 7 doesn't.
I tried changing the RAM from 1 port to the other, and still the same.

* The RAM is by Kingston, if it matters.
* In Windows XP, I was able to use all of the 2GB.

Thanks in advance!
absolutly right!!!
I thought it was the 2GB that was bad...
damn.
so this is not solved yet.

as I mentioned, the 0.5GB is just an add-on that I added for check purposes.

so what is our next step?
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15 Jan 2010   #47
dnewayz

Window 7 Ultra 32 bit
 
 

hey...
Just wanted to show you guys that windows says that I have 1.5GB installed, and not 2 as you can see in CPU-Z (in 1 slot) or 2.5GB (if you consider the 2 slots)...
I am not crazy (I think).


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15 Jan 2010   #48
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Based on your .dmp file, I would still replace the memory module... you can always return it if need be... I cant think of any other solution...
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15 Jan 2010   #49
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Based on your .dmp file, I would still replace the memory module... you can always return it if need be... I cant think of any other solution...
Tom I think he got the BSOD when running with only the .5 stick which would mean he needs a replacement for the .5 stick but that isn't the concern here...

To summarize so all of us can help him better...

1) .5 stick of RAM is bad
2) 2GB stick is okay but Windows reports it incorrectly as 1.5GB where as CPU-z reports it as 2GB (which is the concern here)
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18 Jan 2010   #50
dnewayz

Window 7 Ultra 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Based on your .dmp file, I would still replace the memory module... you can always return it if need be... I cant think of any other solution...
Tom I think he got the BSOD when running with only the .5 stick which would mean he needs a replacement for the .5 stick but that isn't the concern here...

To summarize so all of us can help him better...

1) .5 stick of RAM is bad
2) 2GB stick is okay but Windows reports it incorrectly as 1.5GB where as CPU-z reports it as 2GB (which is the concern here)

You are right!
Just 1 small correction, windows reports my 2GB as 1GB not 1.5.

PS The 0.5GB is out anyway... it was in just for a test.

Anyone got any ideas?
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