RAM issue on Win7 64bit

  Dazza76 18:22 29 Dec 09
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I'm running the 64bit version of Windows 7 and I have 4gb of RAM on the mother board. However the system is only showing 2.9gb of usable RAM. This is less than it was showing on 32bit Vista. Any ideas?

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  Fingees 18:48 29 Dec 09

Have you got integrated graphics, as more will be used because it is available

  jimv7 18:54 29 Dec 09
  Dazza76 18:59 29 Dec 09

I think so yes. Is there any way of limiting how much use the graphics card sucks up? It's a Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS

  User-312386 19:02 29 Dec 09

Dazza look at jimv7 link. I Looked into it in great detail

  Dazza76 13:19 30 Dec 09

Thanks for the responses but I've still got the same problem. The initial suggestion didn't work and I can't find the BIOS options that were mentioned. I have an Asus Commando mother board....might the options be worded differently?

  john bunyan 13:32 30 Dec 09

I assume you do not have a dual boot set up with XP or Vista? I had your problem when on dual boot.

  Dazza76 13:44 30 Dec 09

No John, just Win 7 64bit

  john bunyan 13:59 30 Dec 09

In Control Panel, System,what does it say in "installed Memory"?Does it say 4 Gig but only 2.9 available?

  Dazza76 14:00 30 Dec 09

Yes, 4gb installed but only 2.94 available.

  john bunyan 14:05 30 Dec 09

This was the same thing I had with dual boot. My local helper who solved it is away until Tuesday but I will ask him how he solved it - I think it was a BIOS update.. JB

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