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4gb of 6gb RAM available windows 7 64 bit

whenever i go to windows task manager and see the ram available it shows up 4gb available and it says 6gb installed i really need that extra 2gb of ram to play high end graphics so im asking how can i enable those extra 2 is it a problem from the motherboard?
My specs are:
Intel Core i7 980x 3.33 ghz
GIGABYTE GA X58A UD3R rev2.0
ATI RADEON HD 5870
CORSAIR HX 850W
SEAGATE BARRACUDA 1.5TB
KINGSTON HYPER X 6GB (3 x 2GB)
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 CASE
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  1. Hi,

    Is it recognized in BIOS?

    The first thing I would try is to click on start button and run msconfig,
    follow the instruction here

    http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/fix-the-maximum-amount-of-memory-usable-by-windows-7-64-bit/

    If this doesn't fix it: you have bigger problems
  2. Best answer
    you need to un check the Maximum Memory than you can use all the memory your pc says some 64.bit 128 gigs don't forget to reboot
    lynton
  3. Best answer selected by irvinth.
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