64-bit windows showing 2814MB of ram instead of 4GB


Manufacturer System manufacturer
Model System Product Name
Total amount of system memory 4.00 GB RAM
System type 64-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 4


Total size of hard disk(s) 932 GB
Disk partition (C:) 917 GB Free (932 GB Total)
Media drive (D:) CD/DVD
Media drive (E:) CD/DVD


Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295
Total available graphics memory 2047 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 896 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 1151 MB
Display adapter driver version
Primary monitor resolution 1920x1200
DirectX version DirectX 10


Network Adapter NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Network Adapter NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller


Windows Task Manager shows that I only have 2814MB of ram
I have 4GB in my computer and I am positive I installed Windows 7 64-bit

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  1. Does task manager show 2814mb as free of total ?

    Anyway your pc shows video memory as 2048 some if which is on board and the rest is from system memory so if your "FREE" ram shows less than 4gb then thats why.

    2048mb - 896mb = 1152mb

    System memory = 4096mb - 1152mb = 2944mb... seems that is where your memory is going.

    But again this is assuming you are reading FREE memory figure as 2814
  2. I have a dedicated graphics card
    why do I have on board video memory?

    and yes I can only use 2814MB of ram cause I'm close to maxing out with After FX CS4
  3. In computer properties does it say 32bit or 64bit operating system?
  4. Is it the RC or the RTM?
  5. @Daship
    It says 64 bit

    its the RTM
  6. Maybe its a problem with the modules? Try each module separately, maybe a "side" on one of the modules is faulty. Does CPU-Z see everything correctly?

    If this is the board in your profile, this is a really quirky board from the hardware side. There was just a new bios update which might fix things.
  7. its easy to see what happened here

    the computer for whatever reason is allocating 1.2gb of system memory to the video card (in addition to the cards onboard 896meg)

    1.2+2.8 = your 4 gig of memory.

    as to how to change that setting .. not sure
    try googling.
  8. I have the latest bios updates
    CPU-Z checks out okay
    and I have 4 GB of ram
    so why....
    can you help me googling :P
    I tried my best and then gave up and posted the question
  9. The Onboard GPU is probably eating system RAM. I've never had one, but I've been told that they use system RAM, which would explain where the RAM is going...
  10. I don't have an onboard GPU though?

    I have a dedicated graphics card
    the GTX 295
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