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Hi all,

My installed memory is like this:

2x1GB Kingmax 1333mhz+1x1GB A-data+1x2GB A-data 1333mhz. Totals 5 gigs. But it is as if my PC is not using 1GB from all of that.

Screenshot, http://i.imgur.com/LcOPK.png. Last night I reached 93% physical memory usage, but I don't think it ever topped over 4 gigs, as if 1GB is missing, but the system recognizes I have 5 gigabytes of RAM installed.

Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate.
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post #2 of 9
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Originally Posted by farmdve View Post

Hi all,
My installed memory is like this:
2x1GB Kingmax 1333mhz+1x1GB A-data+1x2GB A-data 1333mhz. Totals 5 gigs. But it is as if my PC is not using 1GB from all of that.
Screenshot, http://i.imgur.com/LcOPK.png. Last night I reached 93% physical memory usage, but I don't think it ever topped over 4 gigs, as if 1GB is missing, but the system recognizes I have 5 gigabytes of RAM installed.
Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate.

Windows typically gives out-of-memory-error when there is ~25% of RAM left unused, so you'd be real close at 4 GB. in use.
post #3 of 9

I recommend you go out of your way to buy a new 2x4GB kit.  Since surely with a C2 revision processor any adjustments you may want to make with things like CPU, CPU-NB, RAM may give you trouble since C2 revision processors are not as friendly to run with 4 DIMMs.  A 2x4GB kit seems like it will give you the RAM you need too for what you do.

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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post

I recommend you go out of your way to buy a new 2x4GB kit.  Since surely with a C2 revision processor any adjustments you may want to make with things like CPU, CPU-NB, RAM may give you trouble since C2 revision processors are not as friendly to run with 4 DIMMs.  A 2x4GB kit seems like it will give you the RAM you need too for what you do.

I appreciate the advice, but I never said I was going to overclock, nor do I intend to OC the memory. And my "problem"(if I can even call it that) is unrelated to overclocking.
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It looks like you have Windows 32bit. ... can not use more than 4gigs
Edited by IOSEFINI - 2/19/12 at 2:35pm
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even without overclocking, it seems you are running low on memory overall. i would agree you need to try to locate a 2x4gb kit of memory so you could have more memory free. plus the c2 revisions of the phenom 2 x4s are finicky when it comes to more then 2 dims....with or without overclocks. looking at the screenie youve provided us of the task manager windows sees 5gb of memory and it appears you are nearly using all of that.
     
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post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by IOSEFINI View Post

It looks like you have Windows 32bit. Can not use more than 4gigs

The OP specifically stated he was using Win 7 64-bit Ultimate... wink.gif

BTW - Overclocking has nothing to do with how much RAM the O/S uses.
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Originally Posted by AMD4ME View Post

The OP specifically stated he was using Win 7 64-bit Ultimate... wink.gif
BTW - Overclocking has nothing to do with how much RAM the O/S uses.

oops .. missed that part. Looked @ sig
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Originally Posted by IOSEFINI View Post

oops .. missed that part. Looked @ sig

We all do from time to time. That is why I try to be light hearted about it and not in your face! biggrin.gif
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