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Windows 7: Help, Win 7 is stealing my memory!

31 Oct 2009   #11
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Nabalik

there is a much easier way to enter your systems specs once so you dont have to do it again

Hope this helps

Ken

Kudos to antman


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13 Nov 2009   #12
saileena

win 7
 
 
Solution

One thing i realised, and what was causing the error for me, ( i have 4GB installed, was showing 3.2 useable)

DO a start, run, msconfig, then click the boot tab, then advanced options after highlighting the desired OS, it will ask for max processors and max memory, if Max memory is ticked, Untick it, or if a value has been set, lower it, you will find that this is the reserved memory that you are missing. hope that helped!
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13 Nov 2009   #13
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Nabalik

there is a much easier way to enter your systems specs once so you dont have to do it again

Hope this helps

Ken

Kudos to antman
Cheers, I saw that a little while ago.
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13 Nov 2009   #14
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saileena View Post
One thing i realised, and what was causing the error for me, ( i have 4GB installed, was showing 3.2 useable)

DO a start, run, msconfig, then click the boot tab, then advanced options after highlighting the desired OS, it will ask for max processors and max memory, if Max memory is ticked, Untick it, or if a value has been set, lower it, you will find that this is the reserved memory that you are missing. hope that helped!
Was only 3.2 usable in the BIOS as well? My BIOS is only detecting 3.2 and I'm afraid to do a BIOS update because the CPU is overclocked and I don't want to mess it up. I will give what you said a shot and post back.
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16 Nov 2009   #15
saileena

win 7
 
 

hi there, nope sadly the bios was showing 4gb, only the OS was showing 3.2 useable.. hope you solve the problem, if you do decide to update the bios there are several guides around to safely OC your processor... good luck and let me know how you get on.
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18 Nov 2009   #16
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

Don't do a bios update unless you absolutely need to. The above message by salieena about going to start, typing MSconfig. and if selective startup is checked, then go to boot tab, and advanced tab and Uncheck the use max memory
that fixes the error with not enough memory being usable
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18 Nov 2009   #17
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGUNTHERC View Post
Don't do a bios update unless you absolutely need to. The above message by salieena about going to start, typing MSconfig. and if selective startup is checked, then go to boot tab, and advanced tab and Uncheck the use max memory
that fixes the error with not enough memory being usable
I tried that solution and no joy. The BIOS only recognize 3GB. Any other solutions other than a BIOS update?
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18 Nov 2009   #18
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

It is in my opinion, a bios update should only be done once you have read the release notes on the newer bios and thier is something in it that addreses an issue you are experiencing. Updating your bios on an Asus board is realitivly easy using Asus update software. A better choice is to keep your chipset drivers up to date.
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18 Nov 2009   #19
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

This problem is fairly widespread from what I can see.

The only solutions that I have seen for this problem is to clear the cmos and set to defaults then reset everything in bios, after that reseat the memory.

Start up and see if Windows can find the memory. Make sure that all sticks are pushed in all the way down, especially the one next to the cpu. And of course the old enable memory mapping feature in bios.

Also, if you upgraded from Vista or XP you can usually fix the problem by installing Windows 7 to a fresh formatt.

It might help to boot up with only half the sticks the first time then put the rest in and boot up again.

People who upgraded had the msconfig memory limit problem which can be fixed by doing this,Go to Msconfig > Boot tab > Advanced > uncheck the maximum memory box and reboot.

Getting the latest bios might also help.
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