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What? 3.99GB usable? Let's dig deeper.


1787mb shared video memory. Again, what? This is a dedicated card, not onboard....
    
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Mathematically, this doesnt make sense. you are missing a tidbit over 2048MB.
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Wow that's crazy. Did it do this right after you booted up your pc after installing the RAM or did you have all of your RAM usable then this happened?
post #4 of 17
Sounds like its not recognizing one of of your sticks of ram. Check to see if the bios can see it to help rule out your motherboard or a stick of your ram.
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Originally Posted by =≡G≡=Thèõdé100 View Post
Wow that's crazy. Did it do this right after you booted up your pc after installing the RAM or did you have all of your RAM usable then this happened?
I have no idea. I think it has been like this since I got my rig. I just checked to enter in my Windows 7 serial, and saw 3.99GB usable.

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Sounds like its not recognizing one of of your sticks of ram. Check to see if the bios can see it to help rule out your motherboard or a stick of your ram.
I just checked, it's only seeing four of the six gigs. If that's true, then how am I getting 1787 shared memory on my video card? It's a 1gb card.
    
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post #6 of 17
I don't think that's it (the shared video memory, that is). One of your sticks is probably acting up.
post #7 of 17
Mine looks better

I had this happen before not sure what cured it but I reseated ram sticks plus GPU, then driver swept GPU drivers and reinstalled.
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It's not the GPU. It's a bad memory stick.
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I think it's the DIMM slot. It use to not even post with the 3rd stick of ram in it, but now it does...Could it be the CPU pins? I think a few of them are bent.
    
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I just checked, it's only seeing four of the six gigs. If that's true, then how am I getting 1787 shared memory on my video card? It's a 1gb card.
That extra memory is from your RAM, as its 64 bit it doesn't dedicate it directly as 32 bit would, however it would be used if your gpu ran out of 1gb while it was running.

Try re-seating the suspected dead ram stick into another slot and see if the bios will recognize it then. If it doesn't then I would say its the RAM that's dead, if it does recognize it then somehow one of your RAM slots on your motherboard toasted itself.
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