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So i have 2x4GB ram sticks installed, and Windows recognizes 8GB installed. However, it says only 6.99GB Usable.. Now if im not wrong, i remember all of it being allowed to be used before.. Why the sudden change?

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have you remounted your heatsink any time soon i know sometimes with my i7 if i got it to tight it would mess up the ram count.
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post #3 of 21
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Nope.
The Heatsink has not been changed or remounted ever since i built this rig the day Sandy Bridge came out :/
But the thing is, It has counted all 8gb, yet is only letting me use the 6.99GB.
    
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post #4 of 21
go to run type msconfig and boot then to advance options and make sure max memory is not checked and set at any value.
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post #5 of 21
Did you try re-seating the RAM and running MemTest?

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go to run type msconfig and boot then to advance options and make sure max memory is not checked and set at any value.
I completely spaced off that one! Good call Bal3Wolf
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post #6 of 21
Where are you seeing this message at?
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Ctrl+Alt+Delete > Task Manager > Performance Tab

What is your total physical memory? Where do you see it says only 6.99GB useable?
    
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post #8 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrAlex View Post
Ctrl+Alt+Delete > Task Manager > Performance Tab

What is your total physical memory? Where do you see it says only 6.99GB useable?
If you are talking about here ^^^, then that is showing your available RAM because obviously you are using some running Windows and whatever resources it is using.
post #9 of 21
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Checked the Advance boot, and it is NOT Checked.
See the image attached.
    
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post #10 of 21
what does you mean as usable? Like in the task manager under the performance tab that says total memory? Then I could say that maybe you need to check out msconfig to see if there was somehow a memory limit was imposed somehow in the boot tab under advanced options.
 
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