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Windows 7: Problems wit win 7 installation

04 Oct 2009   #21
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by guljo View Post
My pleasure.

Well I still have a minor problem, my ram is showing as 4,00GB (3,44 GB usable). If I find the solution for this as well I will post it here.

Thanks again for your help.
Welcome to Seven Forums,

If you have a 32bit OS and your computer has 4GB RAM there is an address limitation and you will only be able to use somewhere between 3.2 to 3.5GB of your RAM. Other hardware will use some of this address space.

If you have a 64bit OS and 4GB RAM you will see less because other processes use some of the RAM.

Check your Task Manager to see what is using it.
Right click your taskbar, click Start Task Manager, click the Precesses tab.

Here you can see what your memory is being used for.

Click the Performance tab, this is another view of what your RAM is doing for you.

The 3.44GB usable means .56GB is currently being used by your computer to run processes, you have 3.44GB usable or available for doing anything else you might want to.

This is normal, everything is good.


Edit:
The (3,44 GB usable) does indicate not all your RAM is available to your computer.
This has been clarified in another thread, the fix was go to"under msconfig > boot > Advanced options > Max Memory" and un-check the Max Memory box.


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05 Oct 2009   #22
guljo

Windows 7
 
 

Hey

Of course I am using 64bit version of windows. As suggested I am using 2x2GB sticks link.

I left my other 1GB stick out , but haven't run the test with 5gb or 4gb to see what is better. (if you have any suggestions how/where to perform this test I will do it)

Bios is showing normal 4GB ram.

Graphic card has 512mb of its own ram, I dont think it is sharing it.

I was also searching the internet about this problem and found several threads about this problem, but haven't found the solution that would be working for me.

Here is the print screen of task manager and control panel.

Thanks for your help!
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05 Oct 2009   #23
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by guljo View Post
I left my other 1GB stick out
Probably best to leave it out then, since we know nothing about it.

Have you looked at the msconfig.exe utility to make sure it is not configured to limit your memory?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
If you have a 64bit OS and 4GB RAM you will see less because other processes use some of the RAM.

The 3.44GB usable means .56GB is currently being used by your computer to run processes, you have 3.44GB usable or available for doing anything else you might want to.

This is normal, everything is good.
If that was the case then the number would change from 3.44GB usable to something else whenever he opens or closes other applications. But I'm betting that his number always remains static, and if so it must mean something else.
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05 Oct 2009   #24
guljo

Windows 7
 
 

3.44GB is static, yeah.

I dont think anything is limited in msconfig, I have set it to maximum ram in safe mode just to be able to boot my windows now it seems it is back to 0.

posting a printscreen with task mannager as well.


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05 Oct 2009   #25
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Have you checked for a video card BIOS update?
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05 Oct 2009   #26
guljo

Windows 7
 
 

not sure if I understand your question.

I have the newest bios and graphic drivers.
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05 Oct 2009   #27
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

video cards have a BIOS just like motherboards do

make sure both your motherboard BIOS and your video card BIOS are up to date.
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05 Oct 2009   #28
guljo

Windows 7
 
 

Here is the only BIOS for my card I have found.

Do you think it is going to work?

It also amazes me that new graphic card bios can solve ram problems. Does this happens commonly?
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05 Oct 2009   #29
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by guljo View Post
I left my other 1GB stick out
Probably best to leave it out then, since we know nothing about it.

Have you looked at the msconfig.exe utility to make sure it is not configured to limit your memory?


If that was the case then the number would change from 3.44GB usable to something else whenever he opens or closes other applications. But I'm betting that his number always remains static, and if so it must mean something else.
Could it be dedicated to the GPU?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by guljo View Post
3.44GB is static, yeah.

I dont think anything is limited in msconfig, I have set it to maximum ram in safe mode just to be able to boot my windows now it seems it is back to 0.

posting a printscreen with task mannager as well.
Hi sup3rsprt,
I'm not real sure about this, but looks like it's not right.
Looking at the 'Boot Advanced Options' window, do you think the Maximum Memory box should be un-ticked or the value raised from 0 to 4096?

Edit:
Same as edited above.
The (3,44 GB usable) does indicate not all your RAM is available to your computer.
This has been clarified in another thread, the fix was go to"under msconfig > boot > Advanced options > Max Memory" and un-check the Max Memory box.
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07 Oct 2009   #30
guljo

Windows 7
 
 

Hello everyone,

I havent updated my GPU bios (yet)

But I got two BSODs out of nothing yesterday. I was just browsing internet and using dreamweaver at the time (I am not playing games).

I guess I will be switching back to XPs, but if you have any idea how to fix this I might give it a second chance.

Here is what I get when I restarted my computer:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1060

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: f4
BCP1: 0000000000000003
BCP2: FFFFFA80044EDB30
BCP3: FFFFFA80044EDE10
BCP4: FFFFF80002BE2240
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\100609-20250-01.dmp
C:\Users\guljo\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-52781-0.sysdata.xml

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