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Windows 7: Windows 7 cuts my RAM

18 Jan 2010   #51
HerrKaLeun

W7 Pro 64
 
 

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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?
Just some toughs:
- your old type of memory (DDR1??) is relatively expensive for the amount you get compared to newer types.
- the rest of your system (board/CPU) is old too, and slow compared to what you get nowadays. Maybe in a year it will die too.

If you can afford $ 200 - $ 250 you could buy a really decent board/CPU/4 GB RAM and replace what you have as opposed to sinking money in the old system. Any dualcore CPU and board with onboard graphic beats you current system. Nothing wrong with having an old system when it fulfills your needs, but when it starts needing repair it is time to think of upgrading. That way you also can be up to date for some years to come. W7 doesn't need much RAM... but when you have more RAM it will use it and be even faster. Obviously we can help with specifics on a system upgrade.


Just my 2ct.


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25 Jan 2010   #52
dnewayz

Window 7 Ultra 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dnewayz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
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?
Just some toughs:
- your old type of memory (DDR1??) is relatively expensive for the amount you get compared to newer types.
- the rest of your system (board/CPU) is old too, and slow compared to what you get nowadays. Maybe in a year it will die too.

If you can afford $ 200 - $ 250 you could buy a really decent board/CPU/4 GB RAM and replace what you have as opposed to sinking money in the old system. Any dualcore CPU and board with onboard graphic beats you current system. Nothing wrong with having an old system when it fulfills your needs, but when it starts needing repair it is time to think of upgrading. That way you also can be up to date for some years to come. W7 doesn't need much RAM... but when you have more RAM it will use it and be even faster. Obviously we can help with specifics on a system upgrade.


Just my 2ct.
I'd love a new comp, but I'm currently only making enough to live on (sometimes not even). So I can't afford it.
I also don't live in the states, so everything here is more expensive than what you wrote...

So now, I'd like to go back to the matter at hand, if you guys don't mind.

What is the reason Windows 7 reads my 2GB Kingston RAM as 1GB only.
to recap:
-The older versions of Windows read it as 2GB.
-CPU-Z is still reading it as 2GB.
-Changing the slots did not help.
-And I ran MemTest86 with no errors.

Help me get my PC to be as fast as it once was (it wasn't that fast to begin with, but it was much better than now).

Thank you guys!
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