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System won't use more than 3GB of RAM


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#1 TheHunter159

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 04:35 PM

Hi
so.. few month ago I bought 2 stickies of 2GB ram at speed of 667mhz each.
But my system uses only 3GB at the maximum, even though I got a 64bit system:
http://img198.imageshack.us/i/capturemzy.png/

my motherboard is ASUS P5VD2-MX
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5VD2MX/#specifications
you can clearly see that this motherboard supports 4GB RAM
I was advised to update my BIOS, but I have no idea how to update and where should I download it from..

Thanks :thumbup2:

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 04:57 PM

To update your BIOS you will have to consult your motherboard manual, as each motherboard is different.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 05:23 PM

I don't have the manual, I got this motherboard from long ago and I didn't save it or anything, I never thought I will need it

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 05:26 PM

http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=P5VD2-MX&p=1&s=22

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 05:36 PM

Thanks!
Ok I got it.
How do I open a BIN file?

Edited by TheHunter159, 17 April 2011 - 05:37 PM.


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Posted 17 April 2011 - 06:04 PM

Your motherboard has onboard graphics which is using your ram up. I believe you can adjust it from the BIOS.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 17 April 2011 - 06:19 PM

I think I should have my BIOS updated first because there is nothing related to any onboard graphic, the problem is that I don't know how to use a BIN file, can it be open with daemon tools?

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 06:29 PM

You use the Phoenix Award BIOS flash tool version 1.18 to update your BIOS. Go to the download page > BIOS-Utilities > Version V1.18.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 18 April 2011 - 05:39 AM

You use the Phoenix Award BIOS flash tool version 1.18 to update your BIOS. Go to the download page > BIOS-Utilities > Version V1.18.

I am getting this error when I'm trying to run the file inside the RAR
http://img607.imageshack.us/i/captureqb.png/

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 06:31 AM

Download Version V1.18 from BIOS-Utilities.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 18 April 2011 - 06:46 AM

If you have difficulties running the Phoenix Award BIOS Flash Tool then please download the ASUS Update V7.06.02 Install Program. After you have installed it, run the ASUS Update utility (Start > All Programs > ASUS > ASUS Update > ASUSUpdate). Select Update BIOS from the Internet drop-box and click Next. Choose Auto Select and click Next. Select the BIOS version you want (the latest one) and press Next. Follow any prompts that appear after it has completed downloading.

If you require some pictures please refer to page 51 and 52 of the motherboard manual.

The reason why the BIOS Flash Tool may not be working is because either it was not designed for a 64-bit computer or your didn't select Vista 64 from the box.

Edited by master131, 18 April 2011 - 06:54 AM.


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Posted 18 April 2011 - 09:55 AM

Download Version V1.18 from BIOS-Utilities.

Like I said
I am getting this error when I'm trying to run the file inside the RAR
http://img607.imageshack.us/i/captureqb.png/

If you have difficulties running the Phoenix Award BIOS Flash Tool then please download the ASUS Update V7.06.02 Install Program. After you have installed it, run the ASUS Update utility (Start > All Programs > ASUS > ASUS Update > ASUSUpdate). Select Update BIOS from the Internet drop-box and click Next. Choose Auto Select and click Next. Select the BIOS version you want (the latest one) and press Next. Follow any prompts that appear after it has completed downloading.

If you require some pictures please refer to page 51 and 52 of the motherboard manual.

The reason why the BIOS Flash Tool may not be working is because either it was not designed for a 64-bit computer or your didn't select Vista 64 from the box.

I am getting this error message when trying to open the installation (and yes I picked Vista 64bit)
http://img695.imageshack.us/i/99141226.png/
After clicking close & ok I get :
http://img233.imageshack.us/i/83138543.png/

I understood from the pictures how it works I just can't install it

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 11:34 AM

Do you have the CD that came with your motherboard?

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 03:12 PM

I don't think so
I got this motherboard for about 6 or 7 years

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 03:15 PM

you may need to download all the utilities from the ASUS Website for your motherboard or use a bootable floppy or flash drive to install the latest BIOS.




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