6gb ram installed 1.74gb ram usable HELP Tags: Memory Laptops RAM Last response: January 24, 2013 10:09 PM in Memory Share hargar January 24, 2013 9:02:06 PM 6gb ram installed 1.74gb ram usable any ideas why this is? 64bit os Laptop had a 2gb ram and a 1gb ram i have replaced the 1gb with a 4gb More about : 6gb ram installed 74gb ram usable daswilhelm a b } Memory January 24, 2013 9:13:07 PM here's my guess, your 4 gig chip you just installed, is either the wrong type of ram, or not seated properly. so that leaves you with a 2gig chip, and some of that ram is being allocated for the video card. what kind of laptop do you have? (make and model) and what kind of ram chip did u just install? hargar January 24, 2013 9:18:03 PM My laptop is a PB easynote TM83-RB-018uk The ram is 4GB DDR3 1066 MHz SODIMM Notebook Memory PC3 8500 Ram I searched the net and it said that my laptop can take upto 8gb. Related resources 6GB RAM installed (1.45GB usable) - help - Forum 6GB RAM installed 4GB Usable help?????? - Forum 4GB Ram 1.74GB usable - Forum 4gb Ram installed on my workstation that it was already had 6gb (5.96 usable) - Forum have 6gb ram installed but 4 gb usable why??? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer hargar January 24, 2013 9:20:26 PM Another ting is it wont boot with just the 4gb chip. daswilhelm a b } Memory January 24, 2013 9:21:21 PM try booting with just the new 4gig chip, in the main slot, and leave the second slot empty. hargar January 24, 2013 9:26:30 PM which 1 is the main slot. top or bottom? daswilhelm a b } Memory January 24, 2013 9:36:11 PM whichever one came with the factory 2gig chip in it, most likely hargar January 24, 2013 9:46:00 PM Tried it in both and it wont boot. Surely if it wasnt the right chip it wouldnt show up atall. It sayiny that its being used by reserve memory. daswilhelm a b } Memory January 24, 2013 9:48:45 PM when you say wont boot, youre not getting past the bios? or can u even get into the bios? sorry im a little confused. hargar January 24, 2013 9:50:35 PM Turns on but jst a black screen hargar January 24, 2013 9:52:14 PM This is where i got the info from http://www.crucial.com/eu/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid... daswilhelm a b } Memory January 24, 2013 9:53:40 PM starting to sound like to got a bad ram chip there. system works fine with the other ram chips? jnkweaver January 24, 2013 9:54:53 PM Sounds like your memory either isn't compatible (which you show it is) or is bad. It happens. Send it back. hargar January 24, 2013 9:55:13 PM ya works perfect with other chips. daswilhelm a b } Memory January 24, 2013 9:56:56 PM i would say you got a bad chip there. hargar January 24, 2013 9:59:18 PM ok well F**K them anyway. Im gonna ring PB tomorrow and see what they say.. Thaks very much for the advice. daswilhelm a b } Memory January 24, 2013 10:09:50 PM no prob, best of luck. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 64-Bit Windows 7 Shows 1.74GB Usable Ram out of 4GB Forum Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Laptop, 6GB RAM installed 3.99/4GB usable Forum Solved3.45GB usable with 6GB RAm in Windows 8.1 (64bit) help. Forum Solvedi have installed 6gb of ram one 4gb 1600mhz and another 2gb 1600mhz my pc shows total memory installed 6gb but only 3.88 usabl Forum Solved20gb RAM installed but only 15.5 usable ....Urgent HELP!!!!!! Forum Solved8Gb Ram installed and 3.95GB usable??? PLEASE HELP!!! Forum Solved8GB RAM installed Windows 8 64bit says (3.9 GB usable). Help! Forum Solvedolder hp pavillion upgrades a6234x showing 6gb ram only 3.5 usable Forum Solved Installed Memory (RAM): 12.00gb (3.25gb usable) 64-bit. Help! Forum 16 gigs of ram installed, only 8 usable. going crazy please help Forum RAM problem, 8gb installed 4gb usable Please Help Forum Solved6GB of RAM showing as having only 2.99GB as usable Forum Have 6gb ram and only 1.61gb usable Forum 6GB ram but only 3,24 usable Forum SolvedI installed 4 gb ram but only 1.60 gb is usable Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !