Should my physical ram be like that?

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
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  1. 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/aa366778(v=vs.85).aspx#physical_memory_limits_windows_7
  2. 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/aa366778(v=vs.85).aspx#physical_memory_limits_windows_7


    I'm running 64 bit (100%) and i'm using the integrated graphics.
  3. Weird then. Just to make sure, in Control Panel\System and Security\System is the System type listed as 64-bit?
  4. 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?
  5. Not sure, but it could be the onboard graphics using the memory: http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/sb/CS-029090.htm
    Check the "How much graphics memory does my computer have? "
  6. alexoiu said:
    Not sure, but it could be the onboard graphics using the memory: http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/sb/CS-029090.htm
    Check the "How much graphics memory does my computer have? "



    i do ctrl alt f12. and nothing happeneds
  7. oh found it
  8. alexoiu said:
    Not sure, but it could be the onboard graphics using the memory: http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/sb/CS-029090.htm
    Check the "How much graphics memory does my computer have? "

    okay, done that
    http://postimage.org/image/hd0x1p05h/
  9. The issue is somehere else then, Have you tested each RAM slot and still the same?
  10. no, i only used the first ram slot
  11. 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.
  12. 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/
  13. okay, so my system is using all the other ram? :o
  14. ???
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