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I have 8GB of ram but windows says only 4GB is usable

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#1 curtlicht


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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:59 AM

So the topic basically says what is wrong with my computer. Also this has just started happening since I installed my new processor not sure if that could be the problem? Tomorrow morning I am going to take the processor apart and see if any gunk got in there. I will post if that was the solution.

What I have already tried:

1.Updated Bios.

2.Went into Bios and checked that memory remap was enabled.

3.Already went into msconfig and check max memory.

4.Moved around the sticks.

Thanks for the help!

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:20 PM

How about we start with some basic information.

Please post the make and model of this computer. If this is a custom build post the motherboard.

Also post the operating system, with that amount of RAM I'm assuming you are running a 64-bit version.

What is show in System Information for total physical RAM?

If you aren't sure how to get there, go to Start> All Programs> Accessories> System Tools> System Information.

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#3 curtlicht

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 03:17 PM

Thanks for the reply!

System info- http://tinypic.com/r/rtko3q/6

Motherboard- Asus m5a99x evo

Windows 7 64-bit

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