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Windows only able to use 4GB on 8GB RAM

then you have a damaged ram stick! try to pull one out and see if it boot if it boots pull that out and place the other one in and see if that boots to. if they boot both then there might be something wrong with the northbridge

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for reserved ram :

 

msconfig.exe -> start up -> Advanced Options -> Check max ram and set it to 8Gigs -> reboot

 

If this does fix the error, you're fine

 

If not : i have no idea

Tried this.. Nothing :/


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Ok, Checked bios.. RAM is running in Single Channel Mode when it should be in Dual Channel Mode


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You can also try a BIOS reset :)


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You can also try a BIOS reset :)

Ugh.. i really don't want to mess with the bios.. im ok with overclocking and such but when it comes to bios updates or anything that involve messing with the bios im uncomfortable with :/


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It's just going into BIOS and pressing default settings...


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It's just going into BIOS and pressing default settings...

Ok, just tried swapping the slots... not worked.. im trying my best to avoid having to default the settings 'cause it took me ages to do the OC lol..


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have you changed any thin in MSCONFIG in the boot up section EG set the amount of ram to start the computer if that box is checked uncheck it and restart the computer i dont this a few years a go on a old laptop which had 3 gb ram and i was using it for a year on one gig ram lol i was a noob then 


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have you changed any thin in MSCONFIG in the boot up section EG set the amount of ram to start the computer if that box is checked uncheck it and restart the computer i dont this a few years a go on a old laptop which had 3 gb ram and i was using it for a year on one gig ram lol i was a noob then 

Already checked that.. Nothing checked.


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Updated BIOS. Still only 4GB usable


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is this a fresh w7 install? if not try to deactivate all programms on startup in msconfig boot :) then reboot en see if it is 8gb or not. 


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is this a fresh w7 install? if not try to deactivate all programms on startup in msconfig boot :) then reboot en see if it is 8gb or not. 

Its almost a fresh install.. recently installed but also has programs installed on it now too..


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Its almost a fresh install.. recently installed but also has programs installed on it now too..

 

well delet all recently installed software and reboot to fresh install again something messed it up.


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well delet all recently installed software and reboot to fresh install again something messed it up.

I think i'll leave that to my very last resort.. I just had to do another fresh install of windows and i would ideal'y like to not to have to do one again :/


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I think i'll leave that to my very last resort.. I just had to do another fresh install of windows and i would ideal'y like to not to have to do one again :/

 

try to deactivate all bootup software and start one software boot @ a time and look always to your ram usage when enabling a software.


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try to deactivate all bootup software and start one software boot @ a time and look always to your ram usage when enabling a software.

Ok so booted with everything turned off.. Booted with like 1.13GB usage.. still only got 4gb usable though :/


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take a picture of your task manager like this!

 

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looks strange wtf. download a linux live cd and bootup that 64bit live cd to see if it has 8gb.


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looks strange wtf. download a linux live cd and bootup that 64bit live cd to see if it has 8gb.

Ok will do.. i'll post when i have done it


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looks strange wtf. download a linux live cd and bootup that 64bit live cd to see if it has 8gb.

Ok, im in ubuntu.. only showing 4GB.. but again.. in the BIOS and in windows it shows there is 8GB installed but only 4gb usable in both ubuntu and windows :/

 

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List of things done:

BIOS Flash

Swapped Sticks to different slots

Made sure MAX MEMORY was unchecked in msconfig (also tried with it checked)

Tried redoing windows index (Read some forums saying that fixed it for them)

Booted into Ubuntu to check if it had access to 8GB (still only 4GB)


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then you have a damaged ram stick! try to pull one out and see if it boot if it boots pull that out and place the other one in and see if that boots to. if they boot both then there might be something wrong with the northbridge


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then you have a damaged ram stick! try to pull one out and see if it boot if it boots pull that out and place the other one in and see if that boots to. if they boot both then there might be something wrong with the northbridge

Ok yeah.. One of them didn't post.. Already requested RMA.. Dunno how im going to be able to go without the pc for about a week :/


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