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post #1 of 21
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hey ocn.

it seems every time i re-install windows out of my 4GB of RAM only 2GB is usable. in hardware manger it says i have 2058mb hardware allocated.




this happened before and i fixed it before by going into boot in msconfig and unchecking max memory but now its just not doing anything. i switched the DIMMs places but still nothing.

anyone know how to fix this??
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post #2 of 21
do you have like a tv tuner or anything that might reserve ram?
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sounds like a bad stick, try running memtest
    
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do you have like a tv tuner or anything that might reserve ram?
no i dont.
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post #5 of 21
Isolate by using only a single DIMM at time@one verified working slot location, then checking RAM usage/type/volts via CPUZ/TaskManager. If all are norm values, use a memory check program to flag any errors/problems with each DIMM.

Although, using a dummy comp to test the modules would be ideal.
 
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How much RAM does your BIOS report?
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post #7 of 21
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How much RAM does your BIOS report?
Bios reports 4GB of ram. just ran a few passes of Memtest86 and it passed with no errors or anything.
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post #8 of 21
Have you tried switching the RAM to different DIMM slots?

Have you checked the bios to ensure memory remapping is enabled?
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Have you tried switching the RAM to different DIMM slots?

Have you checked the bios to ensure memory remapping is enabled?
my bios doesnt have that. its automatically enabled or whatever
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msconfig>boot>advanced>maximum memory
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