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Windows 7: Ram Problem

14 Jul 2010   #1
hawkin90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Ram Problem

Hi. I have a problem with my ram.
My OS is Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.
I have a total of 8gb ram, but the computer only detects 6gb.
Would appreciate some help with this. Would be cool to be able to use all my ram.
If you need some information about my system just ask, I don't know what is nescessary to know to fix thi, but I have all my system details ready if you want to know!

Installed Memory (RAM) 8GB
(5.99 GB Usable)


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14 Jul 2010   #2
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Go to system config. Go to the Boot tab. Click advanced options. See if the box next to Maximum Memory is checked. If so, uncheck it. Make sure to click the Make all Boot Options Permanent option before closing system config.

If this doesn't fix it, let me know.
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14 Jul 2010   #3
hawkin90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Did as you said. Still no more ram
I wonder what this is.
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14 Jul 2010   #4
hawkin90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry For Double Post, but just found out 2058 MB of my RAM is hardware reserved?
Do I really need this much RAM for hardware? I mean the pagefile should help for that.
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14 Jul 2010   #5
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Did your Dell come with the 8GB or did you install it yourself?

You might want to see if there is an upgrade available for your bios on the Dell website.
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14 Jul 2010   #6
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Sometimes part of RAM is reserved for video. With your video card, you do not need system reserved RAM if this is the case.
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14 Jul 2010   #7
hawkin90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Petey: It came with 8gb, and i have tried installing newest bios too, didn't do a thing.

Carl: Okey, so is there any way to access that ram for the system? Or is it impossible?
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14 Jul 2010   #8
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

One of the hardware guys can answer this better than me. I had the same problem when I installed my video card; my system had RAM reserved for the video chip. I think I changed the settings in BIOS to fix it.
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14 Jul 2010   #9
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hawkin90 View Post
Sorry For Double Post, but just found out 2058 MB of my RAM is hardware reserved?
Do I really need this much RAM for hardware? I mean the pagefile should help for that.
Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 2 GB OC'd
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