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Windows 10 6.6gb memory usable out of 16gb memory.

Q: Windows 10 6.6gb memory usable out of 16gb memory.

I've noticed my memory is sky rocketing up to the 90%s when gaming or idle. I checked my specs and have realized only 6.6gb is usable. I was wondering if anyone had a fix to this? Thanks.

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A: Windows 10 6.6gb memory usable out of 16gb memory.

Moire info needed.

Make/model of system board/computer.

What does your BIOS show? At first glance it appears you have shared memory, typically this is a laptop setup and if memory allocated to video less available to the system.

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Inspiron 14z n411z (Laptop): Authoritative confirmation of memory upgrade to 16 GB, 16GB, 16gb

There are various claims that 14z/n411z can be upgraded to 16GB (unofficial or therotical based on CPU-i5 being Sandy bridge)

Here are the main issues on this subject that has left many customers scramble for answers and find themselves confused:
* It is the interest of customers that Dell come out with an official statement "confirming" or "denying" if this is possible
* Yes, at the time of sale Dell stated that max permitted was 8GB. But now therotically (Sandy Bridge CPU can support 16Gb) and based on other users experiments it seems possible, but no concrete/firm proof available.
* If it is possible, Dell can always state that it will not support 16GB, though it (Dell) has tested it as possible in their labs.
* In the absence of a confirmation from Dell, most memory vendors are not selling memory 16 GB upgarde for Inspiron using their "configurators".
* There is another confusing twist to this problem, created by the fact there is another Dell XPS model facing same problem. But they newer CPU, for which most vendors are selling the memory upgrade on their configurators.
* For Dell, most users are now "past their Warranty" period. There is no liability in answering this question. In the LARGER interest of customers Dell should clear this doubt.
For those users who have done this at their home or office, can you please show us ... Read more

A:Inspiron 14z n411z (Laptop): Authoritative confirmation of memory upgrade to 16 GB, 16GB, 16gb

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Inspiron 14z n411z (Laptop): Authoritative confirmation of memory upgrade to 16 GB, 16GB, 16gb

There are various claims that 14z/n411z can be upgraded to 16GB (unofficial or therotical based on CPU-i5 being Sandy bridge)

Here are the main issues on this subject that has left many customers scramble for answers and find themselves confused:
* It is the interest of customers that Dell come out with an official statement "confirming" or "denying" if this is possible
* Yes, at the time of sale Dell stated that max permitted was 8GB. But now therotically (Sandy Bridge CPU can support 16Gb) and based on other users experiments it seems possible, but no concrete/firm proof available.
* If it is possible, Dell can always state that it will not support 16GB, though it (Dell) has tested it as possible in their labs.
* In the absence of a confirmation from Dell, most memory vendors are not selling memory 16 GB upgarde for Inspiron using their "configurators".
* There is another confusing twist to this problem, created by the fact there is another Dell XPS model facing same problem. But they newer CPU, for which most vendors are selling the memory upgrade on their configurators.
* For Dell, most users are now "past their Warranty" period. There is no liability in answering this question. In the LARGER interest of customers Dell should clear this doubt.
For those users who have... Read more

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10-31-2015 @ 4.25pm On the A740, I figured out that it will allow 16GB laptop RAM stick in its single memory slot. However, I did find out that a 16GB single-slot laptop memory stick will work on the A740and will get you to 16GB memory on only one memory slot (which the A740 has). The A730 was easier because it has two memory stick slots (so you could do 2 * 8gb = 16GB),but A740 only has one memory slot.  Therefore, you can not go with two of the cheaper 8gbmemory, because you have to spend more on the 16GB single-stick laptop.  So, hopethis helps other people. 

A:LENOVO IdeaCenter A740: a single 16GB memory stick works (upgrading from 8gb to 16gb) ...

I would like to upgrade memory as well. I have not found any good instructions o ho to remove the computer case cover. Any suggestions? Also, what RAM did you purchase?

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I recently did a new install of Windows 7 64 bit. I noticed windows showed 4Gb of ram (2.75Gb usable). I read tons of articles after googling this and tried several options to free up some more ram.

I have 2 options in bios to change memory remapping over 4GB. S/W and H/W.

When I enable S/W remapping, windows boots everything seems fine but I get a crackling sound from speakers. Bios shows 4Gb (3Gb usable). Windows shows 4Gb ram (3.0 available).

When I enable H/W remapping, windows BSOD during boot, but bios shows 4Gb ram and all 4 Gb available.

So, does anyone have any suggestions as to how to eliminate the BSOD after enabling H/W memory remapping? Try installing Windows 7 again? I read some people saying bump up the voltage on ram perhaps? I've never done any overclocking, but would try if someone thinks it may help.

I've tried several different setting. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:4Gb memory (2.75 Gb usable) memory remapping in bios causes BSOD

This sounds almost like a bios memory compatibility issue to me.
Have you tried checking the ram in both modes using memtest?
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Since the memory is obviously the center of this I think it bares testing.
Keep in mind you'll need several passes each way with memtest to get any kind of accurate result and will take some time

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i have a new HP Z400 workstation. it has a new install of windows 7 enterprise 64bit with all updates. the pc came with 6gb of ram installed. i purchased 6gb of kingston memory that was specifically listed for this workstation. the ram is installed as 6 x 2gb modules. slot 1 factory module slot 2 kingston module slot 3 factory module slot 4 kingston module slot 5 factory module slot 6 kingston module. when this pc just had the factory modules it shows 6 gb installed 5.83 usable. it now shows 12gb installed with only 3.23 usable. what is causing the decrease in usable memory as well as what is causing the usable memory to be a fraction of the installed memory?

A:adding memory results in less usable memory

Welcome
First reseat the ram sticks.
I would change locations of the sticks too
If still have the problem, take Ram Test
Download memtest86 and test RAM
www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/105647-ram-test-memtest86.html
Run for 6 passes/

It could also be mix and match a no, no.

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Just as the topic looks, that's what I'm having an issue about right now. Now, lets begin by laying some different things out on the line. 1) I used search, 2) I used Google, 3) I even tested this on different machines (will explain below), and 4) I put this in the right forum... I hope..

Ok, I work in an office and I got an agent to come to me to help them install Java. Knowing he ran Windows 7 - Home Premium, I checked the System menu for what version OS he was running. I noticed 64bit, but couldn't help to notice that he had 3GB installed (2.75 being used)... Right away this through up a red flag because I thought that Home Premium 64bit was able to fully use every bit of installed memory up to 16GB. Acer is the manufacturer of the laptop, so I don't know if they might have something messed up in the BIOS or if it is simply because he got it about a week after Windows 7 was released.

The reason that I am fearing this is because I have a custom built desktop that is currently running 4GB (3.25 usable) of the Windows 7 RC Ultimate 32bit, so I know that I'm only going to get about that much out of my RAM. However; because it is soon time to reformat, I have a Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit CD + Key waiting to be used, and another 4GB of memory to be installed. I don't want to have an issue when reinstalling that I'm going to be missing any bit of RAM being used either just because I'm using Home Premium or any other reason.

A:Installed Memory (Usable Memory)

Hello Joshgt2, and welcome to the forums

Theoretically 64bit can address 128GB of RAm , although Motherboards typically do not support such amounts yet.

Certain chipsets (Such as AMD) using built in graphics, will use a certain amount of RAM dedicated to graphics only.
(naturally it pulls this dedicated graphics memory from you installed RAM)

So if it is set dedicate say, 512Mb in the bios, and you have 4GB of RAM installed...

In Windows you would see something like 4Gb installed (3.5 useable)

By the same token, if you have 8GB installed, it would show 8GB installed (7.5 useable)

If you install a actual graphics card, and disable the onboard, you will gain full use of your RAM again, As a graphics card has its very own memory onboard.

hope this answers your question

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I was having a debate about this issue and my friend suggested the problem could be that the heatsink is on too tight. I told him "That's ridiculous!" He pointed me to this site where it is listed as a possible solution to this problem. (see point 8 Asus X58 + 6/12GB memory overclocking - detecting less memory than installed - i4memory.com - different look at memory)

I've never heard of this and can't find reference to it anywhere else.

So my question is: Do you think this is a valid fix? Have you seen this fix the problem?

To be clear, the problem I mean is that in System Properties Windows reports, for example, 4GB RAM installed (3GB usable) in a 64bit OS.

A:Windows reporting less memory usable

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To be clear, the problem I mean is that in System Properties Windows reports, for example, 4GB RAM installed (3GBusable)


Maybe its a 32-bit system






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the heatsink is on too tight.


Heatsinks have nothing to do with RAM but some points in this list are true

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I have an hp G62 notebook running windows 7 with 3 gb of installed memory. However, of the 3 gb I only have 1.74 gb usable. The rest is hardware reserved. I understand that the gpu will share some of my memory, but this seems like a little much, especially considering that my computer is consuming about 50% memory while nothing is loaded.

I did a little test and I switched out my memory (I have a 2 gb stick and a 1 gb stick.) I put the 2 gb stick that was in the first memory slot and put it in the second. I then put the 1 gb stick that was in the second slot and put it in the first. When I did this, my available memory went from 1.74 gb to 763 mb. Is something wrong with my memory slot? I seriously considered this for a while, but if something was wrong with my memory slot, wouldn't my system not recognize the full 3gb?

Any help would be appreciated.

Justin

A:Windows 7 64-bit 3gb memory only 1.74gb usable

No, but there may be an issue with the memory chip. Remove all but one stick of RAM. Download the ISO image for Memtest in my signature. Burn the image to CD using IMGBurn or to USB Flash Drive with Rufus both in my signature, boot off of the media and run the tests for at least 7 passes each on each stick of RAM separately. If you get any errors (Red in the bottom panel) then that stick is bad and needs to be replaced.

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Hi guys, I have only recently come across an issue where my computer has been running low on memory, when I open up task manager it shows up with only 3GB of RAM available, I have 8GB of 2400mhz RAM installed and this issue has only just come up.

I'm worried this may have had something to do with some supposed 'fixes' I had to do for BF4, but this issue didn't show up straight after and I am not entirely sure of the steps I went through, thought I'd add that in there just in case.

My specs:

GPU: R9 290x msi
Mobo: A88x msi-g45 gaming motherboard
CPU: A10 7850k black edition
RAM: 8GB of Corsair Vengeance 2400mhz
OS: Windows 7 64 bit

If there's any more information required please let me know and I'll post it, this issue is driving me nuts, can't even have the most basics of programs running without having to close them due to low memory!

Thanks in advance.

A:Windows 7 64bit: 8GB Ram only 3GB usable? LOW MEMORY ISSUE!

Hello naBs.

Can you go to msconfig > Boot tab > Advanced Options and ensure "Maximum memory" is not checked. If it was checked, uncheck it and reboot.

Also, check your BIOS and enable "Memory Remap" assuming your BIOS supports/has this option.

Remove one stick of ram, ensuring that one stick is still in and in position 1 (usually they are labeled) and reboot. If this works, try the second stick of ram. If your PC doesn't boot with one or the other, you probably have 1 bad stick of ram or a bad ram slot.

Try these tasks and report back

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Hi, I recently put together a new computer with parts from newegg, and when I attempt to start it up, my debug LED reads "53" which, according to the manual, indicates a memory initialization error (no usable memory detected).

My system:

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K

Motherboard: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower XT TPX-775M 775W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91

Video Card: EVGA 012-P3-1571-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16Click to expand...

Things I have tried:

1. So, I installed the whole thing, LEDs light up, fans whirring, all that. Just no POST.
2. I followed this guide to try and solve my problem, to no avail: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-steps-posting-boot-video-problems
3. Currently, I have everything taken out of the case with only the motherboard, CPU, HSF, and PSU hooked up.
4. I have tried both sticks of RAM seperately in each slot.
5. I have tried resetting the CMOS.
6. I was careful to constantly touch the grounded PSU before I touched sensitive pieces.
7. I made sure all connections were secure, and everything was in its proper place.

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A:Can't POST, "Memory initialization error. No usable memory detected"

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I have two sticks of 4gb PNY RAM (8gb total) installed in an Asrock A75M motherboard, which supports 16GB of RAM. I've already flashed my BIOS, thinking that may be it, but it didn't work.

Windows 7 as well as my BIOS show that 8GB of RAM is installed, but only 3.73 is usable. I have an onboard video card, so 256MB is dedicated to that, which makes sense, but why isn't the other 4GB showing up?

A:Windows 7 64bit shows 3.73GB usable memory with 8GB installed

You need a setting in the BIOS called Memory Remapping.

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Can I increase memory on this laptop

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Hi Team,
I bought my Inspiron 14R 5421 in about 2013. It has two memory slots. Currently I installed 2 * 4 GB memory chips in the slots. I wonder if I can put 2 * 8 GB memory chips?
I googled for a while, and some people say you can, but others say can't...
Do we have a official reference about this?

Thanks,
Abhishek Verma

A:16GB memory for Inspiron 14R 5421

Max RAM is 8G.  Dell manual:
www.dell.com/.../manuals

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Hi all,I'm considering buying an X240, mostly because of the screen resolution.The X240 downside is the limitation to one memory stick, thus, 8GB. New sticks with 16GB are starting to appear in the market, but, it is unclear whether they are compatible with the X240Has anybody tested these? Does the BIOS allow for 16GB?http://www.intelligentmemory.com/dram-modules/ddr3-so-dimm/They appear to have a module code IMM2G64D3(L)SOD8AG which appears to be the first 16GB, and can do DDR3-1600. They may become available by mid April at $300This post suggests it won't work...http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1797721On the other hand, it was "undocumented" that 2 8GB sticks could be used in X2xx series back in the day..Adding a bit more infoA person from intelligentmemory says that a Haswell machine will not work with these chips, unless a change of the memory reference code, which is part of the BIOS. It is not yet 100% sure if it can be fixed by a BIOS update or not. On March 10, 2014, they did have a customer make it work on an Ivybridge E by modifying the memory reference code. Lenovo could work with Intel, and change this code. Any ideas? Any Lenovo and/or Intel folks around? I posted a similar message in another thinkpad forum, but, there has been no solution so far.Bestsancat

A:16GB memory for X240 available - does it work?

wrs,The ThinkPad X240 supports a maximum of one 8GB PC3-12800 DDR3L-1600MHz SODIMM Memory. -Myles

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system specs show 4x4gb memory repacement should work.purchased 4 4gb pc3-10600 1333mhz cls.computer keep turning itself off.  Please advise.

A:want to upgrade memory to 16gb 4x4gb

Hi, Please look at the old RAM stick to see brand and other information such as CL, CAS .... and your new RAM must mtch those infor AND must be Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered Regards.

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I am looking to purchase a Dell XPS 8920 to replace a aging Dell XPS. The only options that they offer are 8GB and 16GB of base memory. The XPS 8920 indicates that it is has a maximum memory capability of 64GB with a 16GB memory module in each of the four slots.
Does Dell provide a single 16GB memory module or 2 - 8GB memory module when 16GB is selected?

A:XPS 8920 16GB Memory Configuration

I have a Dell XPS 8910 with 16GB of memory and it came as a single 16GB memory module, so it runs in single channel mode. If you research single channel vs dual channel there is not much performance difference unless you are doing serious simulation/parametric analysis. On the plus side, if you plan to increase memory to 64GB for example you will not be wasting two 8GB memory modules.

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Hi there! Searching for a little while now I am wondering why the memory upgrade of my recently acquired notebook does not work as I hoped for. Then stumbled upon this forum so hopefully here somebody is willing and able to clarify the mystery... I did buy the notebook knowing (especially the graphics part of) the processor would greatly benefit from dual-channel memory so I was happy to notice I had two DDR3L-1600 8GB Samsung ones available. Installing was a piece of cake (of course) and the BIOS shows (correctly) two banks (bank 0 and bank 2) filled with 8GB each. So far so good. But then.. starting Linux I had the option of running a memory check: Memtest86+ 5.01 Then things got weird:- At the bottom of the screen Memory SPD information shows two times 8192 MB DDR3-1600 memory installed- Top left of the screen shows: Memory 7114M (???)- Middle of screen shows RAM 474 MHz (DDR3-948) (???) And within Linux I am told I do have about 6.7 GB of RAM installed. I am sure you can imagine I am puzzled and wondering if anyone has similar experiences or, even better, knows a solution.. as far as I can tell the memory should be compatible and I do not intend to buy other memory unless I am sure this would solve the issue. Thanks for reading!

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Hi.

I just a couple of days ago finnished building my new computer and since this is my first time going from sacratch with windows 7 (home premium 32 bit) I do need some help on one matter.

I have 32 GB installed memory but only have 3,2 usable acording to Windows so since I have never nedded to do this before and therefore have no clue how to do it. I would really like some help.

So my question is can I get all 32 GB usable and if so how do I do it?

Thx for all the future help.

DoDHest
 

A:Usable memory

It is a limitation of the 32-bit operating system. You need to install Windows 7 64-bit to access all your memory.
 

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What does it mean when Windows tells me 6Gb Memory (3.99 Usable)?

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

A:6Gb Memory (3.99 Usable)

Difference is shared memory with video card in some instances. Bios update has slight chance of making it use all.

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hello, i have recently been having some problems with my "usable memory". it started when i increased the virtual memory to 10.5 GB, now i get the message that i have 6 GB installed physical memory but 5.25 usable memory, i have tried going in to change the virtual memory, i erase the current amount than reboot, it says i have 6 GB virtual memory, but it still shows 5.25 GB usable. system information says

installed physical memory 6.00GB
Total physical memory 5.25 GB
available physical memroy 3.56GB
total virtual memory 10.5GB
available virtual memory 8.63GB
page file space 5.25GB

i am using windows 7 64bit. i guess im using RAM for the video card. is there anyway i can reset the usable memory back to 6GB? thanks
 

A:Usable memory

If you use onboard video ... then you share your main memory for your Video... You cannot back to 6GB unless you buy a seperate video... an dyou can reduce the memory size for Video in teh BIOS...
 

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I had 6GB memory installed, but it shows that only 2GB is usable. After i turn off my computer and take off the memory then put them back on then it shows that 6GB(5.50GB usable). I'm using windows 7 x64 bit OS. Can any one help me out plz?

A:6GB memory (2GB usable)

If it is staying at about 5.5GB available that sounds about right.

The missing half a Gigabyte is reserved for various pieces of Hardware to use.

Oli

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How is it that even on a Core 2 Duo with W7 64bit installed, only 2GB is usable out of the 4GB installed? Why?

In msconfig, I set the advanced boot option to 2 CPU cores and 4096 memory.

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A:4GB memory, only 2GB usable?

what MOBO you're using??

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Hey, I've been having some issues with my computer recently in that the memory it seems to be capable of using has been capped at 2GB despite having 6GB installed. I have included a print screen to display the problem, any help is greatly appreciated.

Cheers
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A:Memory 6GB (2.0GB Usable)????

Have you changed any settings in msconfig? Where you set the number of processors in the boot options. If you change the amount of maximum memory, it can cause problems like this.

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I have a computer that is running Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit. It has 6 GB of RAM installed, but it says that 3.00 GB are usable. My understanding is that Ultimate 32 bit can handle 4 GB of RAM. What do I have setup in correctly?

Thanks,

Thomas

A:Not all of my memory is usable

You have to install windows 7 64 bit OS to utilize 6GB RAM

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I bought two OptiPlex 5040 computers around July of 2016. One is a Desktop and the other is a SFF. They are both running Windows 7 Pro.
They have both been slower than I thought they should be and just figured out that while they came with 8 GB of RAM installed, only 2.46 GB is usable ON BOTH. I went into the BIOS and it shows 8 GB available.
One is a computer I use every day and the other is one that gets little use yet they both have the same memory problems.
Please help.

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Hi everyone I just transported my rig back from collage and when i set it back up i noticed that i only had 2 Gb of ram being used. I have flashed bios and that didn't fix the problem. I have also tried to run a system repair for windows 7 and that came up with a Error code = 0x490 but couldn't find a repair on it for windows 7. I don't know if this is the problem or if there are other issues going on. I did find that my 4 Gbs are saved for Hardware reserved resource Monitor. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Raven

A:Memory has only 2Gb usable

Not sure what you're getting at here but

have your tried uninstalling and reinstalling the Ram..it may have been jarred during the shift and not be seated properly.

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I just upgraded my memory to Corsair 16GB (4x4GB) Vengeance DDR3-1600 Dual Channel.
My mobo supports 16GB, but it is saying only 8GB is available for use.
Does anyone know how to resolve this so I have all my memory available to use?
Thank you in advance.

A:Max usable memory???

hi there

first please check how much ram is allocated

1 > windows key+R

2 > msconfig

3 > click ok

4 > click boot

5 > click advanced

6 > un-check maximum memory if ticked

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Maximum DDR3 memory DIMM for ThinkCentre M58 MT M6234-A1U:    I find the owner's manual and it limits the machine to the then-current DDR3 2GB 1066MHz DIMM. Time and technology have moved on since then, as have BIOS updates. I am having trouble determining what the maximum allowed memory upgrade for this system is today (March 2013).  I can readily purchase DDR3 4GB 1066MHz DIMM and therefore wonder if I bought four of those memory sticks, would they work?
 
 
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A:M58/M58p: 4GB DIMM support for 16GB max memory (RA...

The 8gb maximum is a chipset limit, not a BIOs limit. Not sure if 4gb sticks would work.

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I removed the original 4GB card, and replaced it with two 8GB cards (Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz SODIMM memory).  The Pavilion beeped without booting up, and the power light was orange instead of white.  I ended up removing one of the 8 GB cards, and the Pavilion is currently running on 8 GB of RAM (in the same memory socket that the original 4GB card was installed).  I haven't tried swapping out the 8GB cards to verify that both 8GB cards are operational.  That'll be my next step even though both cards were just purchase new.  I'm wondering if there is/are jumper settings or something else that I may not be aware of.

A:Problem upgrading Pavilion 23 memory from 4GB to 16GB

Hi, What is your Pavilion 23 ? Please look at its label at the back or at the stand. Regards.

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I was wondering whether somebody could shed some light on this issue. I am (as many more I guess) suffering from memory shortcut on my S440. Now I just stumbled uppon a new upgrade option from Curcial:http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/ct204864bf160b Is this module compatible with a S440 i7 4500u? BIOS might be an issue as far as I read.













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A:Thinkpad S440 16GB memory upgrade

No,  It won't work and the problem isn't the BIOS or a Lenovo limitation.  You have a 4th gen CPU  i7-4500u.  The 16GB modules only work on 5th gen or later

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Just wondering if my 8GB laptop supports another module or a replacement for a 16GB one. Thanks for the help!

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Hello,
Long time Dell user with a 2014 Dell XPS 14 L421X.I'm hoping to give the laptop new life by replacing the current 1x8gb ddr3l with a 1x16gb ddr3l stick. On the laptop's manual, it lists that this model only supports 4gb and 8gb.
Does anyone have any recommendations/advice about upgrading this model's RAM from 8gb to the unofficially supported 16gb? I'd sincerely appreciate a good answer.
Cheers.

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My Windows Experience Index was @ 7.4 for the Memory (calculations per second) when I had 6GB of RAM in it. I put 16GB in it and it remains unchanged. My Processor and Primary Hard Disk score actually went up .1 point, lol, I don't know how or why. Anyways, you should know, It is the right ram for my computer, FOR SURE the right RAM. My computer is seeing and using the 16GB of RAM. I don't get it. I ran a memtest and all that. I know the WEI doesn't mean much, but like everyone else, I still get a little annoyed with thisl. Please, if you know anything about this, help me out with some insight. Peace!

A:16GB of RAM upgrade and WEI memory score unchanged

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Heretikos


My Windows Experience Index was @ 7.4 for the Memory (calculations per second) when I had 6GB of RAM in it. I put 16GB in it and it remains unchanged. My Processor and Primary Hard Disk score actually went up .1 point, lol, I don't know how or why. Anyways, you should know, It is the right ram for my computer, FOR SURE the right RAM. My computer is seeing and using the 16GB of RAM. I don't get it. I ran a memtest and all that. I know the WEI doesn't mean much, but like everyone else, I still get a little annoyed with thisl. Please, if you know anything about this, help me out with some insight. Peace!


The memory score won't change because of more memory. It only changes when there is faster memory put into the computer than what it already has, or if the current ram is overclocked to make it run at a higher speed.

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Hey Expert's, Like the title/subject say my lenovo is BSoDing almost every day. So i will start from beginning, 2 years ago i bought my lenovo laptop z51-70 "gaming" laptop roughly 3 months ago i bought win 10 with geniune licence, my laptop got a little bit slow, becuase of my only 8gb ram's(i think), and after i started searching for 2x8 gb ram's first i bought the corsair brand, right after i put them in my lap top the BSoD started to mess with my nerves, code of the BSoD was "MEMORY_MANAGEMENT", i didnt do anything took them out and sent them back to the seller, i got my money back and bought again 2x8GB Kingston ram's, the same BSod  i searched on google and read a lot of forums, i updated every driver and BIOS, i removed the cmos baterry, also i did run all the test on lenovo pages(Lenovo Solution Center and Lenovo Diagnostics Tool Lite) no error, all passed with green 100%, after this everything run for almmost 1 day, and then i got another BSoD with the code "Page Fault In Nonpaged Area" on this new BSoD i did the part 2 and 3 on the video from here: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/faq/id-3128626/fix-windows-error-page-fault-nonpaged-area.html Please tell me what else can be done? I will get back if i will get a new BSoD afetr i did part 2 and 3 on the link above. P.S. in the time i did change the 2x8gb rams from corsair with the 2x8gb rams from kingston i used my original 2x4gb rams and worked 2 weeks wit... Read more

A:Lenovo Z51-70 BSoD after upgrading memory from 8gb to 16GB

Hey  I am back I just checked minidump in windows and i saw 2 dump files one on 20/10/2017 and one 21/10/2017 so BSoD still there what is to do? no one gives a reply

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CAN I UPGRADE MY HP PRO BOOK 6550B MEMORY TO 16GB?

A:CAN I UPGRADE MY HP PRO BOOK 6550B MEMORY TO 16GB?

  Hi, The maximum is 8 GB because it is the limit of the processor Inter Core i first generation or Pentium an Celeron compatible. Manualhttp://www.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03471180.pdf Supports up to 8GBSupports the following DDR3,PC3-12800 configurations at 1600- MHz in all supported countries andregions:8192-MB total system memory (4096 × 2)4096-MB total system memory (4096 × 1)4096-MB total system memory (2048 × 2)3072-MB total system memory (2048 + 1024)2048-MB total system memory(2048 x 1)2048-MB total system memory (1024 × 2)1024-MB total system memory (1024 × 1) 

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Hi Guys,

So I have a 64bit laptop with 16gb ram running 7 ultimate 64bit.

If I have a few programs open my computer starts to grind to a halt when it hits 3.5-4gb ram being used.

I have only ever seen it hit around 6-7GB when I was doing MASSIVE stuff in Excel. If I have other applications that need more memory, they grind to a halt.

Why cant my system seem to utilize the full 16gb memory?

any ideas?

thanks

Mike

A:64Bit OS wont utilize my 16GB memory.

Post a screenshot of Resource Monitor showing the Memory tab.

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I am the original owner and this has been a great unit for me, that said it has gotten slower than cold molasses. Original HDD is a 500GB SATA 6.0 GB/s, since there is no provision to install a HDD and a SSD I plan to install a 500GB SSD.   I ASSUME since I have an SATA interface I want a SATA SSD.  A Lenovo document suggests a M.2 2280 SSD.  I am not sure what to get.  I don?t know enough about SSDs to make an intelligent decision. My first thought was a Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-Inch (7MM)https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/pd031661 Will the present mounting hardware fit the (any) 7mm SSD   I would appreciate some guidance. 2 ? 8GB sticks of DDR3L memory.  Your thoughts on which brand to get would be appreciated I plan on buying Win 10 Home 64bit OS on a thumb drive for a totally clean install I would ask for your input and guidance please. Larry

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Maximum DDR3 memory DIMM for ThinkCentre M58 MT M6234-A1U:    I find the owner's manual and it limits the machine to the then-current DDR3 2GB 1066MHz DIMM. Time and technology have moved on since then, as have BIOS updates. I am having trouble determining what the maximum allowed memory upgrade for this system is today (March 2013).  I can readily purchase DDR3 4GB 1066MHz DIMM and therefore wonder if I bought four of those memory sticks, would they work?
 
 
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A:M58: 4GB DIMM support for 16GB maximum memory (RAM...

The 8gb maximum is a chipset limit, not a BIOs limit. Not sure if 4gb sticks would work.

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I purchased a brand new memory stick recently and I haven't been able to get it to work. I put files into it and when I try to play it on my Xbox 360 the files are gone and are replaced by strange files and folders I have never seen before that are unopenable. The folder says it was last modified in 1980. I have formatted the drive every way I believe you can. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Hi, I'd like to upgare my laptop to 16GB of RAM memory. I know that recomened maximum is 8GB but where is the limitation. I read similar posts on this forum that this is down to CPU so my CPU is "Intel® Core? i7-2630QM Processor" According to Intel website http://ark.intel.com/products/52219/Intel-Core-i7-2630QM-Processor-6M-Cache-up-to-2_90-GHz this CPU may us up to 16GB of DDR3 1066/1333 Mhz. Also Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit can also utilise up to 16GB of the memory. Where is the bottle neck?













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A:HP-Pavilion dv7-6154ea upgrade to 16GB of RAM memory

Hi: You can install 2 x 8 GB in your notebook. If you look at the service manual, it is a little confusing... See Chapter 1, page 6, where it clearly indicates 16 GB is supported in the Intel models. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02842278

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Old Dimension 5000, running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit better than it ever did any previous Windows version, quite surprisingly.
What I've always wondered and never fully understood is why usable RAM is less than the physically installed.  I know this mobo and chipset is limited to 4Gb, which is installed in the form of 2x2Gb.  Both memory sticks are tested and come back 100% ok, and Windows does recognize 4Gb, but reports only 3Gb of it "usable".
Interestingly, when I played with different new video cards for an upgrade, the usable memory varied between 2.25 and 3.25 Gb depending on the card.  The card I ended up keeping since it worked best in this old system leaves Windows with 3Gb usable RAM.  This would indicate to me this issue is also rooted in the mobo and chipset, and maybe limited options of the rather archaic BIOS.
I've been using 64-bit versions of Windows 7, 8, and 10 on this machine, and showing the same amount of usable RAM with the video card I used at the time, so I'm assuming they're all behaving the same here.
Any insights beyond my assumption that this issue lies in the hardware/architecture?  Any remedies maybe?  I know I have the latest BIOS v07.

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Installed memory (RAM): 2,00 GB (1,00 GB usable)

^^ Anyone know how I can solve this? Task manager reports only 1 GB is in use, I think the second GB would really give me a boost to play League of Legends.

Any help would be great.

A:Installed memory (RAM): 2,00 GB (1,00 GB usable) Help? :(

Hi Mestitia and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Is this a laptop or desktop? How much memory does the BIOS report as being installed?

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VGA Memory heatsinks, re-usable?

http://www.anitec.ca/product/4700/zalman_zm_rhs1_aluminum_vga_memory_heatsink_8_pack_/

I'm helping someone transfer their VGA Zalman fan on a dead video card to a new one, but are the Heatsinks re-usable? Especially since the thermal tape probably wouldn't stick anymore if removable at all.

Or should this person just throw in cash for new ones?
 

A:VGA Memory headsinks, re-usable?

remove and get new thermal tape. Simple solution

Question is just where to get new ones.
 

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Hello All,

I have of course read extensively on this issue and of course there are all sorts of opinions out there about if Windows 7 is using the correct amount of memory. However, it seems to me that my computer is using more than everyone else.

Some specs:
Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Hp Pavilion DV6 3160us laptop
Quad Core AMD CPU
4 GB of installed RAM. Showing 1.74 GB usable. The performance monitor shows that over 2GB is being held for hardware.

Attaching CPU Z screen shots.

I cannot access BIOS settings to enable remapping (its not even available as an option).
The msconfig fix that people are posting has been done.
Any thoughts on how to reduce the usage?

A:4 GB of Physical Memory but 1.74 GB Usable

Check your motherboard. It showin the 1.74827362 number because some of that ram is saved for video ram.

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I have 4 gigs 2x2 on windows 7 x86

it shows 4 GB (3.25 GB usable)

I have gone through msconfig and made sure the maximum memory was unchecked, and I've also tried setting a max memory amount, but it wont give me that last 750mb. Also my video card has 512mb of ram itself so it shouldn't be stealing 750mb from my system memory should it?

A:usable memory problem

I see you have 32-bit (x86) Windows 7. 32-bit Windows cannot use a full 4GB of RAM. A lot of people report only having 3GB usable, so you are actually getting a little more than many. The only way to be able to use the full 4GB is to use 64-bit (x64) Windows, but if RAM is your only concern, you won't see much difference.

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