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My W7 64bit only detects 4 out of 8gb of RAM...

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February 11, 2012 6:00:41 PM

Its a gateway nv53a24u laptop. i upgraded the ram from 4 to 8gbs.

my rainmeter and taskmanager only recognize 4 gbs of ram while Speccy and my msconfig/boot recognize all 8gbs... what gives?

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February 13, 2012 1:54:49 PM

is there any further information i can provide to allow someone to help me out?
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February 13, 2012 2:55:13 PM

What is your windows version?

U need to have a x64bit windows.
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February 13, 2012 5:03:15 PM

i wrote it in the title, but it's listed as

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


In the Computer - Properties window it states:

Installed Memory (RAM): 8.00GB (3.74 Usable)
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February 13, 2012 5:09:20 PM

Is it unchecked in the msconfig, the max memory?
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February 13, 2012 5:26:19 PM

The max memory box was not checked. I checked it and increased the number to the max (8192). Then I applied and restarted my machine.
Now, when looking at the msconfig-boot-advanced, the checkbox is checked but the number has reverted back to zero.

I can post screenshots, if need be.
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February 13, 2012 6:06:05 PM

I will run both when im done with class this evening and post results.

thanks!
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February 14, 2012 2:52:32 PM

Ran memtest for about 1 and 1/2 hours with no errors. Havent had a chance to run the mem diag tool yet.
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February 14, 2012 3:19:30 PM

Would this help? In my resource monitor, all 8gbs is listed but theres a 4gb Hardware Reserve...

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February 14, 2012 4:12:52 PM

:sigh:
i switched the modules slots around in the machine and its working fine now...
thanks for your time!
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