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Windows 7: Only 2.93Gb usable of my 4Gb RAM?

07 Aug 2010   #1
kseh

Windows 7
 
 
Only 2.93Gb usable of my 4Gb RAM?

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit on a Dell n5010 laptop. I purchased this laptop and everything was fine until I formatted it, and for some reason it now shows that only 2.93 of the installed 4Gb are usable. I checked the BIOS and it in fact shows that I have installed 4096mb of RAM as well as in the "System" tab. Is there any way to revert this and get the full amount of RAM working without having to re-format the computer or do anything drastic like that?
I have attached a picture. Any help will be GREATLY appreciated, Thanks.




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07 Aug 2010   #2
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kseh View Post
I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit on a Dell n5010 laptop. I purchased this laptop and everything was fine until I formatted it, and for some reason it now shows that only 2.93 of the installed 4Gb are usable. I checked the BIOS and it in fact shows that I have installed 4096mb of RAM as well as in the "System" tab. Is there any way to revert this and get the full amount of RAM working without having to re-format the computer or do anything drastic like that?
I have attached a picture. Any help will be GREATLY appreciated, Thanks.

Welcome to SF!
This is probably due to the redirection of ram for video memory...
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07 Aug 2010   #3
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Start System Configuration Boot

Maximum Memory unchecked ?

Plus some probably used for your Laptop video memory on MB.


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07 Aug 2010   #4
kseh

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Start System Configuration Boot

Maximum Memory unchecked ?

Plus some probably used for your Laptop video memory on MB.
This is what its set as


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07 Aug 2010   #5
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kseh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Start System Configuration Boot

Maximum Memory unchecked ?

Plus some probably used for your Laptop video memory on MB.
This is what its set as

Leave the box unchecked & reboot, then see what it says.
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07 Aug 2010   #6
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Uncheck both boxes. The number of CPU box does nothing if it set to the same number of threads as you have (4 for the i3).
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07 Aug 2010   #7
kseh

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kseh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Start System Configuration Boot

Maximum Memory unchecked ?

Plus some probably used for your Laptop video memory on MB.
This is what its set as

Leave the box unchecked & reboot, then see what it says.
This is what it looks like after reboot


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07 Aug 2010   #8
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Now what does it say when you look at it in system, like your first snip ?
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07 Aug 2010   #9
kseh

Windows 7
 
 

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Now what does it say when you look at it in system, like your first snip ?
Holy ish! its now showing this, why is that??


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07 Aug 2010   #10
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Now your getting the maximum memory except what is allocated for the onboard laptop video card.
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