Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Should my physical ram be like that?

Last response: in Memory
Share
January 5, 2013 10:26:49 PM

hey, I've recently built my computer and i was just wondering if my physical ram available meant to be that low? http://postimage.org/image/6g85ast59/

Thanks

More about : physical ram

a b } Memory
January 5, 2013 10:31:41 PM

Hi, Yes, Since you're running a 32-bit Windows.
There's probably a 512 MB graphics card installed.

"How graphics cards and other devices affect memory limits
Devices have to map their memory below 4 GB for compatibility with non-PAE-aware Windows releases. Therefore, if the system has 4GB of RAM, some of it is either disabled or is remapped above 4GB by the BIOS. If the memory is remapped, X64 Windows can use this memory. X86 client versions of Windows don’t support physical memory above the 4GB mark, so they can’t access these remapped regions. Any X64 Windows or X86 Server release can."
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop...(v=vs.85).aspx#physical_memory_limits_windows_7
January 5, 2013 10:39:13 PM

alexoiu said:
Hi, Yes, Since you're running a 32-bit Windows.
There's probably a 512 MB graphics card installed.

"How graphics cards and other devices affect memory limits
Devices have to map their memory below 4 GB for compatibility with non-PAE-aware Windows releases. Therefore, if the system has 4GB of RAM, some of it is either disabled or is remapped above 4GB by the BIOS. If the memory is remapped, X64 Windows can use this memory. X86 client versions of Windows don’t support physical memory above the 4GB mark, so they can’t access these remapped regions. Any X64 Windows or X86 Server release can."
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop...(v=vs.85).aspx#physical_memory_limits_windows_7


I'm running 64 bit (100%) and i'm using the integrated graphics.
Related resources
a b } Memory
January 5, 2013 10:43:01 PM

Weird then. Just to make sure, in Control Panel\System and Security\System is the System type listed as 64-bit?
a b } Memory
January 5, 2013 10:54:18 PM

It seems something's wrong. And the WEI is low. What is 4.7 listed for (memory, graphics)?
Try testing with a single module. See if the usable memory is identical with the installed one (2GB) for each module. Is the XMP enabled or running with default settings ? What RAM, CPU and board?
January 5, 2013 11:13:31 PM

oh found it
a b } Memory
January 5, 2013 11:17:23 PM

The issue is somehere else then, Have you tested each RAM slot and still the same?
January 5, 2013 11:18:25 PM

no, i only used the first ram slot
a c 81 } Memory
January 5, 2013 11:18:37 PM

if were talking about one 4g dimm installed then the 3.x is right do to intel mb chipset you lose a little ram. with the onboard ram it going to block off the amount you set. the rest is used by windows memory manger. if there more then one dimm check to see if it seated right. also in you mb bios make sure xmp profile is turned on so your ram running at it max speed. cpu-z will show you under the spd tab your ram rated speed.
January 5, 2013 11:24:49 PM

smorizio said:
if were talking about one 4g dimm installed then the 3.x is right do to intel mb chipset you lose a little ram. with the onboard ram it going to block off the amount you set. the rest is used by windows memory manger. if there more then one dimm check to see if it seated right. also in you mb bios make sure xmp profile is turned on so your ram running at it max speed. cpu-z will show you under the spd tab your ram rated speed.



thanks - ive done that, can u check for me if this looks all correct?

http://postimage.org/image/w41zpr50r/
January 5, 2013 11:25:36 PM

okay, so my system is using all the other ram? :o 
!