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Only 2gb RAM usable out of 4gb

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hello guys i have come upto a very annoying problem

windows is only showing 2gb usable. it used to show 4gb all this time. It all happened like this:
There is is mkv video file which is 3.5hrs and is 6.5gb. whenever i go into that folder where that file is ram usage hits 4GB and all hell breaks loose. windows lags to death since all the ram is used up for no reason. and the hard drive LED is at a dead lit state. and i have to hit the restart button everytime. its only this video file thats causing it. very weird ive never come across this problem. now i let pc settle after 15mins of continous freeze. its only showing 2gb usable. my pc is rock steady with all games/ stress programs. just this video file is causing such a mess. i had this file in a samsung f3 1tb. now i moved it to a samsung f4 2tb and still it causes the problem. and now only 2gb usable. PLEASE HELP!
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Have you tried turning ur OC off and running ur ram @ the intel cpu specs 1066mhz -1333mhz? and also run error scans on both the harddrives?
I have no problems with 6gb+ mkv files on my old laptop, perhaps you just have a corrupted file that makes windows have a fit or turns into a bad sector onto a hdd (had a file like u are talking about but only 100mb do the same thing and in the end it causes a sector read error on my hdd, i just replaced the hdd with a WD black edition heh)
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ive been running without oc since summer started tongue.gif. both hard drives are brand new. it happens on all my drives so that cant be the issue.
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Maybe just a bad file? Do you know what format it was converted from?
And it only happens when opening the folder that the file is in correct?
Also have you run Memtest lately?
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