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Windows 7: Windows sees 16gb of ram but can only use 7,97?

03 Jun 2012   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Her is the screenshot

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03 Jun 2012   #12
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I believe that says 8gb is reserved for Hardware. You can check in your BIOS to see what it is apportioned to, likely video card.

This could be faulty so I would proceed with steps given to test, swap around and isolate RAM.
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03 Jun 2012   #13

Windows 7 home premium x64

Hello, might I enquire if you regularly have Bitorrent running ?
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03 Jun 2012   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

After using Google translate, I've established you appear to be using a computer in Norway.

Your RAM is currently allocated thus:
  1. 8222 Mb hardware reserved
  2. 1926 Mb in use
  3. 21 Mb modified
  4. 4525 Mb standby
  5. 1670 Mb free
Please read this Microsoft article:

By the sound of it you may need to update your BIOS as Hardware Reserved Memory is that reserved for use by the BIOS and some drivers for other peripherals.
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03 Jun 2012   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

yes i do use bit torrent.
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 Windows sees 16gb of ram but can only use 7,97?

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