Incorrect memory displayed on a FOXCONN 945G7MA

Hi guys
first post on here.

I've not built a system since 2003 and just picked a cheap system running FOXCONN 945G7MA mobo , in addtion I have 4gb memory , and an ATI Radeon X800 series gpu, ( replacing this weekend with an ATI 5500 1gb card ) I'm running Win7 Utlimate.
( I wanted a cheap system to run WoW runs fine btw xD )

My issue is for some reason Windows is only picking up 3.25 as usable out of 4.00GB.

This Mobo does come with onboard graphics which I disabled via BIOS and I've checked various settings via ATI Catalyst control settings , and I'm still none the wiser.

Any ideas please ?

Thanks in advance.

Regards Lug
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  1. 32 or 64 bit windows 7? 32 bit always utilizes about 3.25 gb.
  2. You are using a 32 bit Operating system. It is a common problem and there isn't anything you can do except upgrade to a 64 bit OS. It isn't a big deal, you won't NEED more than the 3.25GB there anyway.
  3. Thanks for the replies guys :D

    You guys are right ofc , i am operating at 32 bit on win 7 uLti

    Also for some reason I have been told I wont be able to install Win 7 to 64 bit on this mobo , which ofc I would like to.

    Thanks again
  4. What processor are you using? I'm pretty sure, so long as the processor supports x64, you should be fine installing an x64 OS. Post with the complete system specs but really, I'm pretty sure you would be able to run x64 just fine.
  5. Thanks for the reply again Puttsy :D

    I just copied and pasted this from Belarc

    3.40 gigahertz Intel Pentium D
    16 kilobyte primary memory cache
    2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache
    64-bit ready
    Multi-core (2 total)
    Not hyper-threaded

    And this C&P from SiW

    Number of Logical Processors 2
    Number of Physical Processors 1
    CPU #1 Intel Pentium D
    CPU Name Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.40GHz
    CPU Code Name Presler
    Vendor GenuineIntel
    Number of Bits 64
    Instruction Set MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, ET64, XD, VMX, EST
    Platform Name [unknown]
    Revision C1
    Technology 65 nm
    Original Clock 3066 MHz
    Original System Clock 200 MHz
    Original Multiplier 15.4
    CPU Clock 3400 MHz
    System Clock [unknown]
    Number of Cores 2
    Core #1
    Speed [unknown]
    Multiplier [unknown]
    Core #2
    Speed [unknown]
    Multiplier [unknown]
    Turbo Boost Not Supported
    Virtual Technology Disabled
    Hyper Threading Not Supported
    L1 Data Cache 2 x 16 KBytes
    L1 Trace Cache 2 x 12 Kµops
    L2 Cache 2 x 2048 KBytes

    So it seems as you said, I should have no problems installing Win7 as 64bit .

    The guy I bought my system from said he was an ex- IBM programmer from the 60s- 70s , just makes me wonder why he installed it as 32 bit instead of 64 bit. I've upgraded the GPU with an ATI Radeon 5550 HD for £10.00 from a Radeon X500.

    Sorry for the wall of text,
    thanks again puttsy for your time.

    Regards Lug
  6. I decided to use 32 bit windows 7 to increase my ssd drive space. 64 bit takes up about 10 gb of extra space with 8 gb of ram versus 4. Just a heads up if you're trying to save space or you ever use a small ssd. I couldn't tell the difference in performance for my applications; 4 gb is good enough for me.
  7. I see your point there Oldie ,

    I'll think about SSD, I'm told by some of the gamers I play with in World of Warcraft it makes a difference.

    Currently I only play WoW so I would only need the space for my OS and the game , I have plenty of room with my 320gb HHD at the moment

    Compared to the system I had been running for the last 3 years , this dual core is a dream lol.
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