So my computer is using approx 1/2 of my RAM all the time just doing basic tasks, and it freezes up quite often if i start doing memory intensive things like classwork.
Googling the issue showed a few people talking about reformatting their computers or remapping their memory in bios. I did reformat a few weeks ago, but I don't know that the issue stems from there. There is no memory mapping option in my bios, so that's out. I actually decided to reformat again today to see if it helped, and this time I completely reset my harddrive instead of just reinstalling windows, but it still didn't fix the issue.
I've run windows memory diagnostic, and it says there is no issue. Memtest86 I had running for about 8 hours last night, no errors reported but it lists my memory as 3017MB, not 4096MB like it should be..
If one of my RAM cards were dead, would it show up in my System tab? Why would that cause it to be under reserved? What else could be the cause here? Doubting it's software related at this point since I just completely reformatted my computer.
Win 7 64,
4 GB RAM
ASUS N70SV laptop
Intel Core Duo 2.66GHZ T9550
Edit: Suppose it may be worth something to mention the reinstalling of windows a few weeks back was due to multiple blue screens messing up my registry.
Edited by Mojinko, 06 November 2011 - 04:34 PM.