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Windows 7: wrong memory showing in Control panel and also in BIOS

20 May 2010   #1
Sunitamishra

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
wrong memory showing in Control panel and also in BIOS

hi all,

I Installed windows 7 64bit, but in my control panel/system it shows "Installed memory (RAM): 4.0GB (3.0GB usable)”. My system is running slow. please suggest a solution for this. I am using -
- DG41BI
- Core 2 Quad 3.0ghz
- DDR3 800MHZ 4GB
I am unable to play games on my pc. it hangs so many times in between. also start up is late at times


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21 May 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sunitamishra View Post
hi all,

I Installed windows 7 64bit, but in my control panel/system it shows "Installed memory (RAM): 4.0GB (3.0GB usable)”. My system is running slow. please suggest a solution for this. I am using -
- DG41BI
- Core 2 Quad 3.0ghz
- DDR3 800MHZ 4GB
I am unable to play games on my pc. it hangs so many times in between. also start up is late at times

Type configsys in search. go to the advanced tab. Check for "max memory" it should be unchecked.



Let us know if that doesnt fix it


ken
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21 May 2010   #3
ColdIce

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sunitamishra View Post
hi all,

I Installed windows 7 64bit, but in my control panel/system it shows "Installed memory (RAM): 4.0GB (3.0GB usable)”. My system is running slow. please suggest a solution for this. I am using -
- DG41BI
- Core 2 Quad 3.0ghz
- DDR3 800MHZ 4GB
I am unable to play games on my pc. it hangs so many times in between. also start up is late at times

Type configsys in search. go to the advanced tab. Check for "max memory" it should be unchecked.



Let us know if that doesnt fix it


ken
Can't find it :s I've got the x32
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21 May 2010   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

From the start bar, enter msconfig then hit enter ...
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21 May 2010   #5
ColdIce

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
From the start bar, enter msconfig then hit enter ...
Hmm, can't find any advanced tab, or anything that says Memory
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21 May 2010   #6
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I have attached a zip file. unzip it and open the file by IE8. Follow the steps.

ram.zip


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21 May 2010   #7
ColdIce

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Nothing here


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21 May 2010   #8
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ColdIce View Post
Nothing here
Because you're not looking at the right place.
Click on Boot>Advanced Options> Uncheck maximum memory.
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17 Jul 2010   #9
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

ok to the memory issue as far as the os goes windows will always leave one gig unused in my case im runing 8 gigs windows is using 6.94 instead of the whole 8
my system runs fine you want more performance on 64 bit throw in 4 more gigs and really max it out
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17 Jul 2010   #10
Nemix

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

@ Sunitamishra

Contact your PC manufacturer or motherboard manufacturer to get the proper procedure on how to update your BIOS to the latest. If your BIOS is already the latest and your BIOS/Windows still shows 3GB useable it's a BIOS/chipset limitation with your motherboard; you cannot do anything about it until your computer/motherboard manufacturer decides to fix/update this via BIOS update.

As for your computer hanging and running slow, it maybe just a conscious thing that's going on in your head or you have a bad install of Windows. I was running 4GB (3GB useable) on my Acer Veriton without a hitch.

If it indeed is a bad Windows install, a re-installation is highly advised and this time with 32-bit if that's still an option.

Let us know your results.
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