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How much ram do i actually have? (confused)!

post #1 of 21
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This is actually a legit question, since windows seems to have conflicting opinions lol.

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So do i have 2GB or 4GB? Also does anybody know where i could get 8GB DDR2 for 50 bucks?
post #2 of 21
You have 4GB of memory installed but only 2GB is being recognised by the OS. The 2048MB in the CPU-z screenshot will be one of your sticks.
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Sounds like 4GB on a 32bit system to me. Which would explain your problem... unless you're running 64 bit, which you are... headscratch.gif
You've got 4GB installed, and only 2 showing available.. that's odd. I'd go for a re-install of Windows myself when confronted with trouble like that.
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post #4 of 21
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Weird thing was when i had a 32bit system it did the same thing. This is a fresh install, barely got it not even a month ago. Any way to fix? Could REALLY use the extra gig for BF3. Oh also Jammo, I only have one stick, no dual channel
Edited by Despair - 4/22/12 at 7:18am
post #5 of 21
Not sure what motherboard you are using. But most older ones have a setting called "memory hole". Cut this on to "enable". Thanks
* What it does is move the hardware reserved memory address space above the 4GB mark, so that the OS can use all 4GB of ram.*
post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by KILLER_K View Post

Not sure what motherboard you are using. But most older ones have a setting called "memory hole". Cut this on to "enable". Thanks
* What it does is move the hardware reserved memory address space above the 4GB mark, so that the OS can use all 4GB of ram.*

I have a crappy MSI G31TM-P21

I'll snoop around the bios see if there's anything like that.
post #7 of 21
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Yeah, I did some snooping, my bios is relatively simple, there's no advanced features or anything like that. And i couldn't find anything regarding any ram settings. Also my BIOS says i have 2048mb of ram installed on the DRAM configuration page and on the system info page. Is this a special stick that tricks windows into thinking it's 4gb? haha
post #8 of 21
It is called "Memory Remap" in your bios. Also the latest bios is 4.7 for that board also.
http://us.msi.com/product/mb/G31TM-P21.html#/?div=BIOS
post #9 of 21
Firstly 32bit OS so the RAM in restricted to 4 GB that too if you have a Graphic card installed in you PC if not then 3.5 or 3GB rolleyes.gif
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Firstly 32bit OS so the RAM in restricted to 4 GB that too if you have a Graphic card installed in you PC if not then 3.5 or 3GB rolleyes.gif

he's running a 64 bit OS
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