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Dell Netbook - Installed Memory 2gb (1gb Usable)


Windows 7 on dell netbook - installed memory 2gb (1gb usable) - why can i only use 1gb of ram? How can i make all 2gb usable? I have a dell inspiron mini 10v netbook. It came with 1gb ram and windows 7 starter. I upgraded to windows 7 ultimate and like it much better. Since memory was only 1gb i installed a 2gb chip instead. The computer/bios is happy with it but windows 7 will only use 1gb of it.

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Win 7 64-bit, 4gb Memory Installed Only 3gb Usable

I have a gateway media center pc with windows 7 ultimate 64 bit installed, i also have 4gb of memory installed but the computer states that only 3gb is usable. Can someone please help.

Posted On: 2010-03-08 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-22 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Motherboard, processor, hard drive, and memory have been replaced. I've tried using different brands of memory, different speeds all with the same problem. All memory that has been used has passed every test thrown at it. The bios reports the correct amount of memory installed no matter how much is installed. The computer can handle up to 8gb of memory.

I know vista had a similar problem, but i was not able to find a hotfix for windows 7 and of course the vista hotfix will not install on 7. Any ideas on solving this problem?


Posted On: 2010-04-29 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

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I'm running windows 7 ultimate 32-bit and have 3 gb of ram installed in my computer. 32-bit editions of windows are supposed to be able to use up to 3. 2 gb of ram or something like that. However, when i look at a detailed performance report, it says that only 2. 70 gb of my 3. 00 gb installed ram is usable. Why is this?

Posted On: 2010-08-03 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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I had a quick look at some other threads which talks about usable ram being shown less than installed ram. Mine is also same case. In my case, my windows 7 x64 ultimate box shows: installed memory (ram): 4. 00 gb (3. 75 gb usable). I understand that . 25 is gone, due to other devices/motherboard etc. Now my question to experts: considering that there are no hardware changes and if i add 4gb more ram (making total 8gb of physical ram), then what will be the value of my usable ram?

Posted On: 2010-05-07 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Installed Memory Versus Available Memory

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This leads me to believe that i have inherited the 32-bit memory restriction on windows vista. On another system, a new laptop that came with windows 7 64bit pre- installed, also with 4 gb memory, the system resources show that there is 4 gb of memory, without any restriction on what is available.


Posted On: 2010-07-16 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Not Able To Use All Of Installed Memory

I have recently did a fresh install of windows 7 64-bit. I upgraded from windows vista 32-bit edition. Here's the problem.

Before i upgraded i had all my current hardware running on my vista os with no problems with the memory. I had 3gb and was able to access and use 3gb. After i installed windows 7 my memory was still fine. It showed 3gb and didn't not report that any less was only usable. This morning i log onto world of warcraft and notice everything running slow. After i installed windows 7 it was lightning fast and looked great. Now i only have 1gb of memory available to use.

I have read as many things about this problem (as i could stand) before deciding to post this. Everything is the same except is a 64-bit os and a newer edition of windows. If my bios was not a problem in vista why would it be in windows 7.

I have ran the memtest. I have prowled the bios for any way to better control the memory. I'm left with believing that the problems originates from windows 7 and i hope there is a fix for it soon. I'm gonna try restoring windows to about a week ago and see if my memory returns.


Posted On: 2010-01-10 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Nvidia Chipset Installed With 1 Stick Memory Only

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Abit is no longer around and i have the newest bios and tried different memory ran memtest for a month, and msconfig was the only thing that stopped bsod and corruption and windows update failures if it would install by turning memory down and all memory options off, but i was wondering how to do a bcedit and if this would be more correct.

Cmd
Bcdedit
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I dont have it quite right for the commands, but if i new how to set this then i could remove my msconfig portion and the shares video memory part would be corrected, maybe and would i still have to install with 1 stick of memmory and then do the cmd bootcfg with the second stick from safe mode setting. Its like the shared 256mb of the on-brd video was never set correctly for shared memory with both sticks. I have always had to double this 2048-512=1532mb and i could boot into windows and not crash i even got a exchanged new brd 3 or 4 years ago same thing too.

I could never use any thing from windows disc after that need to get dvd burner to create a new repair recovery new boot disc. But it recovers just fine from windows restore point side. Just dont restore from the first 4 or 5 restore points until completely installed to the 7600gs video card.


Posted On: 2010-01-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Windows 7 home premium & ultimate both do not show full 4gb ram memory installed. I have been running vista 32 bit on my sony laptop, hp dv6000 (bought a year ago). Intel core 2 cpu t5300 @ 1. 73
In vista, i was using full 4gb of memory installed. And it was fast. I disabled everything for "best appearance" and it was just a stripped down xp, running decent fast (as compared to win 7 after installation).

I tried to install first the 64 bit win ultimate, the result was slow and sluggish. I noticed that i was only using 2. 99 gb of 4. 0gb memory installed. Which is weird since i upgraded, why did i loose my 1gb memory. I then installed 32 bit win home premium on a partition, the result is again slow and sluggish. And now again i am only showing 2. 99 gb usable, instead of the 4. 0 gb installed in the control panel>system and security> system. How can i regain my lost 1gb back. We can cross out the possibility of an old os, since it was running 4gb with win vista at a comparable very fast speed than the win 7. Thanks .


Posted On: 2009-12-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-10-28 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-07 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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When i remove the two 512mb chips it boots up fine again. Is windows 7 compatible with 5gb ram? Why do i get an error from windows and not my bios? They are all ddr2 chips but  the 2 512 are at 533mhz and the 2gb chips are at 1066mhz. Can i buy 4 more giabytes of the 2gig chips for a total of 8gb and it will work?

Update i bought 4 gig more of the same ram still wouldn't work must be time for a new motherboard! Dell support now sucks won't tell me how much ram my computer will take and if you want to call and ask it's like $50. 00.


Posted On: 2009-11-12 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-10-27 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Im using windows 7 enterprise 64 bits on my hp nw8440(chipset 7600) laptop and have updated the system by connecting to microsoft and it is a genuine copy too. I had earlier one stick 2gb memory and recently inserted another 2gb stick on my second slot. It is working fine on microsoft vista and shows that my entire 4gb is utilized by the system.

But after i upgraded my system to windows 7, it shows that my system has 4gb ram but only 3. 37gb is usable and the rest 641mb is reserved by some hardware. I checked my graphics too and it has its own memory so in no ways it is using the system memory. May i please know the work around for this problem.


Posted On: 2009-11-17 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

4gb Ram But Only 3gb Is Usable

I have installed windows 7 ultimate x64. In system properties, windows tells me i have 4gb ram but only 3gb is usable, displayed in the following format:

Installed memory (ram): 4. 00 gb (3. 00 gb usable)
But when i goto bios it shows: installed memory: 4096mb

My mainboard is of phoenix (quanta 30bc and my bios version is f. 2d released by hp) i have dedicated 128mb graphics card. On 64 bit version of windows i should be able to use my entire 4gb of ram why is it showing only 3gb as usable?


Posted On: 2010-04-17 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Removable Drive Not Usable In Win7

I'm glad to see that in less than 24 hours you directly contributed to the loss and destruction of 2 removable hard drives i own. Not only did they both work in other machines powered by xp but the data on them was crucial. I did my share of research and found that the only solution anyone representing microsoft provided for the issue of removable drives not usable in windows 7 was directly related to a chipset or hardware issue (of course).

Unfortunately, on the initial install of windows 7 rc and windows 7 ultimate 64-bit the drives were usable and able to be read. But now, i have over $150 in hardware that is completely useless because of yet another untested patch or os related change. Not only did my drives not show up via plug and pray, they did not even post to the system. But luckily the sata drives received power from the motherboard and started spinning as they should.

Unfortunately, given that i could not "safely" stop the hardware before disconnecting, i was forced to either reboot or disconnect the devices. But, as we all know, when you hard stop a disc spinning at 5400 - 7200 rpm there is a strong possibility that there will be negative results to follow the action.

In the end, i am positive that the largest software company in the world will be quick to note that this is a hardware issue. Even if the devices previously worked on the system. There will be no compensation. No fix. And there is a very good possibility that there will not be any response to this posting. If anyone representing microsoft is willing to help, i can be contacted at email removed for privacy.


Posted On: 2010-05-07 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-22 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-24 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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I was wondering if the netbooks didn't come with the "actual" windows 7 starter but a different one just for netbooks and thats why i am getting this key error? If that is true is there a link to that iso image or installer and i could install that? I have a toshiba nb205 netbook.


Posted On: 2010-04-06 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-02 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-10-07 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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