8GB Installed 3.97 Usable Tags: RAM Computers Memory Last response: May 11, 2013 5:19 AM in Memory Share pieman182 May 9, 2013 3:47:00 PM Hey, Ever since i built my computer a year ago I've had this problem where i have 8.00GB of Ram but only 3.97GB Is Usable. http://i.imgur.com/o0tqOpC.png http://i.imgur.com/Ju6NJNd.png I have a Legitimate copy of Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium so that should not be the problem. Memory Remapping is not an option in my BIOS Either :c Here is a full list of my computer specifications. Mother-Board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Any help is greatly appreciated!! Thanks! More about : 8gb installed usable julesdadrummer May 9, 2013 4:04:35 PM Get Cpu-z, run it, click the about tab, choose "save report (.txt) and post the results here... m 0 l battler624 May 9, 2013 4:12:37 PM Run DxDiag and check if you can run Dxdiag 64-bit and check your ram from there. m 0 l Related resources Only 3.97Gb of ram is usable out of my 8gb - Forum 8 GB installed 3.97 Usable - Forum PLEASE HELP! I have 8GB RAM but only 3.97GB usable? - Forum 8 Gb of Ram installed only 3.97gb usable on Asus P7H55D-M Pro - Forum 8gb ram installed, only shows 3.95gb usable. Pics inside - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mcnumpty23 a b } Memory May 9, 2013 4:16:32 PM also run memtest a faulty ram module can cause those exact symptoms m 0 l pieman182 May 9, 2013 4:53:52 PM CPU-Z: http://pastebin.com/fUZiHjYP DXDIAG: http://pastebin.com/0URSq1y2 m 0 l battler624 May 9, 2013 5:27:44 PM i see nothings wrong with the exception of your problem, can you run msconfig? Win+R > Msconfig > Boot > advance options > untick maximum memory or tick it and set it to your max? m 0 l pieman182 May 9, 2013 5:54:39 PM Did not work either O_O m 0 l julesdadrummer May 11, 2013 5:19:25 AM http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978610 If that doesn't help, try changing slots...but I believe something in your system is "reserving" RAM. Can you run your mobo without the graphics card as a test or is there no integrated video? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedJust installed 8gb ddr3 and only 4.9 is usable.. Forum Solved8Gb Ram installed and 3.95GB usable??? PLEASE HELP!!! Forum Solved8Gb installed as Dual Channel but Windows says only 4gb is usable, why? Forum Solved8GB Of Ram Installed, only 4 showing w/ 3.47gb usable (I think I fixed it) Forum Solvedi installed 8gb ram (2.99bg usable) and my processor is Intel i5-2500 CPU @ 3.3GHz, ang my video cars is Gforce 9500 GT. Forum Solvedram usable 8gb installed (5.96gb usable) Forum Solved8gb installed - 4 gb usable, Win 7 64bit Help Forum Solved8GB RAM installed Windows 8 64bit says (3.9 GB usable). Help! Forum SolvedOnly 4GB usable of 8GB installed, tried entire checklist by now! Forum 8GB RAM installed, shows 2.96. up until recently showed 7GB usable. Forum SolvedInstalled ram 8gb usable only 3.41gb...? Forum 8GB installed, 3.95GB usable on 64Bit Win 7 Forum AMD Radeon R9 RAM: 8GB installed but only 4 Usable Forum 8gb Ram Installed, and detected by windows, but only ~4 (3.93) usable Forum Installed Ram is 8gb, but it shows 3.87 Gb usable Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !