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Incorrect memory displayed on a FOXCONN 945G7MA

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July 13, 2011 7:34:41 PM

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
a c 128 } Memory
a c 435 V Motherboard
July 13, 2011 8:56:30 PM

32 or 64 bit windows 7? 32 bit always utilizes about 3.25 gb.
a b V Motherboard
July 13, 2011 8:56:46 PM

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.
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July 15, 2011 4:42:33 PM

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
a b V Motherboard
July 15, 2011 9:08:32 PM

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.
July 15, 2011 11:13:27 PM

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
a c 128 } Memory
a c 435 V Motherboard
July 15, 2011 11:16:34 PM

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.
July 15, 2011 11:26:21 PM

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.