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Windows shows 1Gb memory as a 600mb memory

Q: Windows shows 1Gb memory as a 600mb memory

Hi, i recently bought a 1GB VERBATIM usb memory key like the one shown in the photo below. The problem is that when i plug it in windows recognizes it as being a 600mb memory. I don't know why is that, i went to manage on my pc to see the partitions but it doesn't let me erase or create anything. Any help i would really appreciate it, thanks!
http://www.verbatim-latinoamerica.com/products/detail.cfm?product_id=D9980BFF-1143-3415-5F12699E2053ED48&cat_id=D88B5691-1143-3415-5FFC09D6D568E073

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A: Windows shows 1Gb memory as a 600mb memory

Check to make sure it's not Write-protected.There should be a switch somewhere on it.
You should then be able to reformat /repartition it. If not then it could be a defective product. I'd return it and try another.

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Hi - running patch current Windows 8.1, and am having an ongoing but not always constant issue regarding how much memory I have available to me on any given boot of Windows.
I have 32 GB of memory installed on the computer, and yet almost 17.3 GB of that is not available to me, and is shown as Hardware Reserved when I look at the Physical Memory in the Resource Monitor.
I have validated the memory is error free through multiple runs of Memtest, have removed memory strips and blown out any possible dust from memory slots, and SOMETIMES, it properly will show me around 30.4 GB available, however most boots it is showing pretty
consistently that 17.3 GB is flaged as Hardware Reserved.

I did some searching, and have tried some of the suggestions, such as making sure the Maximum Memory box is not checked in MSCONFIG, and have also tried editing ClearPageFileAtShutdown in the Registry to change it from the default value of '0' to a
new value of '1'.  Nothing has worked thus far.
I DO need access to as much of that 32 GB of memory as possible, due to this computer using huge amounts of memory as a Digital Audio Workstation, recording music with huge volumes of samples loaded fully into memory.  Performance suffers greatly when
half of what is installed is not available.
I have also looked in the BIOS for any ways to adjust video memory and memory mapping and neither exists in the BIOS at all for me to try anything with.  The CPU happens to be an AMD ... Read more

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hello madame and sirs,

Ihave got 128 mb ram on my pc. when i start my pc it shows 32mb shared memory. windows shows 96mb ram. i am not able to install some applications which require min.128mb ram.(windows 2000 pro)&(windows98se)

i once used KNOPPIX LIVE CD and then created some swap file as prompted..... which i deleted later on. i dint notice the ram showed my windows then. incidently i have even formatted my c: drive lateron .... but windows shows 96 mb ram

I want my ram to be fully utilised.. pls help
 

A:RAM (Random Access Memory) - "Shared Memory" , Windows shows less RAM.

128 - 32 = 96

Shared memory means that a part of your system memory is used by the video card and is not available for programs. You should be able to adjust the amount of shared memory in BIOS setup. Note that you will never be able to get the full 128MB unless you get a proper video card.
 

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My windows xp 64 bit runs super slow after windows loading sign and it takes me 2 hrs to open up the desktop and transfer 6 images. I use 2 RAM's of 2gb (kingston DDR2). When I opened up BIOS, it showed 640k as base memory and 126m as extended memory.
There are no details under the computer title if I try to check the properties of computer or maybe it is just taking too much time to display. the desktop is fine, my computer still works but takes hours to do a simple task. it all started all of a sudden. Also I would like to know if 'unganged mode' is fine as it is displayed when the system boots. I tried to check another different RAM on the computer, but still no change, so I am confused regarding the problem.
 

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I got a new laptop, which im using now, came with 3 gig ram, i got another 2 gig ram and swapped out the old 1 gig so i now have 4 gig ram. When i right click my computer and look at the ram it says 3 gigs still, but when i go into bios it reads as 4 gigs, is this a problem i should worry about? can this be fixed, am i running 3 gigs or 4 gigs? is this a problem at all or normal?

I swapped the new ram out and left the original 2 gig in, and it read as 2 gig, i took the old one out and put in the new 2 gig and it read as 2 gigs, i put the old 1 gig and new 2 gig and it read as 3 , i put old gig and old 2 gig in and it read as 3, but when i put both 2 gigs in it reads as 3 in xp, while all other configurations show up properly in both bios and xp.

If you need more information on comp just ask
 

A:Bios memory and XP memory shows up different

Hi MysterioMask,
the short version is that it is something called MMOI, memory mapped I/O reservations, its an architectural design and decision made long ago when the idea of having a full gig of ram was thought to be preposterous and would not ever happen or be needed. in a 32 bit os
it lets you use somewhere between 2.75 and 3.25 Gb of 'working memory' and reserves the rest for things like pci buses, installed hardware, etc. the other Gig is there, you just don't get to use it as working memory. your bios shows you physical Ram installed. and XP is showing you the "working Ram" you have availible.
 

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I turned on my computer this morning and Windows would not boot; it said a system file was missing or corrupt and couldn't boot. I tried System Recovery, pressing F10, and after a while it sorted the problem out but appeared to leave the computer as new. I checked the hard drive and it showed that I had about 61GB out of 365GB left. I checked the Programs folder and everything was still there. However, my administrator account was gone and I could no longer access anything that I had downloaded on the account and saved to the My Documents folder I had in there. I had a friend who knows about computers take a look at it and he said that the files were no longer there but that the hard drive was still registering them as being there for some reason. To correct the problem he suggested a program called Advance System Care. It fixed some problems just fine but not the main one, that of how to get my hard drive to stop thinking that it only has 61GB of space left. How can I fix this problem so I can get my excess space back?

Thanks in advance.

A:[SOLVED] Windows crashed and HD shows less memory than is there

Just a shot in the dark...Run a disk defrag off the Start/Accessories/system tools/Menu.

If nothing else, you'll be able to "analyze" the HD and "see" where your files are.

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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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Has Windows XP professional on it.  Recntly, that is this morning, when I tried to boot up the computer, it goes past the splash screen and then gives me an error 'Windows NT has found only 500K of low memory.  512K of low memory is needed to run Windows NT.  You may need to upgrade your computer or run a configuration program provided by the manufacturer'
 
What does all this mean, and why did it happen suudenly and how do I fix it
 

A:Built computer shows 'Windows NT has found only 500K of low memory'

It has been suggested that you reset your BIOS to 'Default' values.
 
How much RAM is installed on your system, and what is the make and model of your computer ?
 
Chris Cosgrove

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I have an Acer laptop that is about 6 years old. It has a P6100 quad core processor running at 2 GHz and 4 GB of DDR3 memory. It has been running slower for a while, so I downloaded Ccleaner and AdwCleaner and ran them. They found some items to clean up, but the speed did not increase appreciably.
 
I don't know much about the Windows Task Manager, but I decided to open it and check out things as best I could. At the bottom of the Performance window I saw a button labeled Resource Monitor. I clicked it and saw that I was able to view more detailed information about the ways that the system components were being utilized.
 
I started playing a YouTube video and then looked at the Memory usage. It was only about 80%, but at the bottom of the screen was a window labeled Hard Errors with a graph scaled from 0 to 100 Errors Per Second. There seemed to be a continuous stream of hard errors, sometimes going completely off of the graph.
 
Is this telling me that the memory has errors that the Processor needs to correct before using the data? Could this be what has caused the computer to slow down as it gets older.
 
I ran a similar test on my other two computers and while a few hard errors showed up on them, they were negligible compared to the laptop.

A:Windows Resource Monitor Shows Hard Memory Errors

1.  Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
2.  Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download.  

 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 

 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 

 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.
 
Louis

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Any clue how to fix this, I just refreshed BIOS from 2.25 to 2.30.Still same issue. Lenovo HW test on memory, all good. 

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This problem still is not solved!!!

Well, I did installed SP1 today. Everything (the installation) went fine! After it finished, I checked again the WU and got the update for my Realtek AC'97 which I was trying to avoid. Although, I ended up installing it because I read somewhere that it needed to be updated for the SP1. Now, this update (Realtek) doesn't fixed anything since now every time I right-click on the little speaker and select Playback/Recording Devices then I get a message with: "Windows has detected that audio enhancements for the following device are causing problems: Realtek blah, blah, blah..." Can anybody explain that?

But now, the real good one, I have only 1GB of memory but when I go into the properties of the computer, then it tells me that I have 8GB installed... Don't I wish!!! So, I thought, hmmm, maybe if I remove the 1GB and try only 512MB then Vista will recognize its mistake. Well, guess what, I got then instead 4GB available showing on the properties... Strange! Very strange, I thought to myself... Funny is that the task manager shows the correct amount of memory!

Have any of you had such a situation too??? I did already an uninstall of the SP1 which came from the WU and installed the one from the download link in Microsoft website. But, as you guess, it made no difference...

Any comments and/or suggestions will be more than welcome... Thanks!!!

A:SP1 shows I have 8GB of memory instead of my 1GB

It must be that SP1 is making a much more efficient use of your memory!

It would be interesting to see how much virtual memory Vista is allocating based upon this memory reading. Try CPUZ to verify the actual amount of memory Vista is picking up. Sorry I can't be of more help.

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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 8600M GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_15151043&REV_A1
Display Memory: 2028 MB
Dedicated Memory: 237 MB
Shared Memory: 1791 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1200 (32 bit) (62Hz)

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System Information
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Time of this report: 4/22/2008, 14:37:30
Machine name: NICK-PC
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Ultimate (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.longhorn_rtm.080118-1840)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
System Model: G2S
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7700 @ 2.40GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 4094MB RAM
Page File: 1506MB used, 6857MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 6.00.6001.18000 64bit Unicode

A person in my thread here: http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=5784544444&postId=59801079620&sid=1#24

said:

That doesn't look right , my 8800GTS 512 displays

Memory:512 MB
Dedicated Memory: 512 MB
Shared Memory: 512 MB
Could you have bad videocard memory? Or maybe reinstal direct X? Click to expand...

So I'm not sure where to start and I'm hoping someone here can point me into the right direction as to what it is I need to do to fix this problem I've been having wit... Read more

A:Display Memory,Dedicated Memory,Shared Memory not consistant

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I have just bought some new memory, 2 x 1 gig, inserted it and ran the test. I get one error in the Stride38 test. Address expected is different to the one returned.

I know which chip it is, should I send it back, or is this 1 error acceptable for the system?

Thanks for your response
 

A:MEMORY UPGRADE - Windows Memory Diagnostics Flags 1 Stride38 Error

please read the sticky about upgrading memory.
 

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To start, I have Windows 7, on Sony Vaio laptop.

I have been working on the issues with the malware removal team, but now machine looks clean, I am still having issues.

When starting the computer and going to the task manager, I can watch explorer.exe start at about 18K memory usage and then grow constantly until it is running with almost all of the computer's physical memory after about seven min. I cannot get the context menu to show up after a few min by right clicking on anything.

I had been experiencing "freezing" while playing Eden Eternal (an online role playing game) before that, which made me consider malware and seek help here at BleepingComputer. The freezing has ended, last time I played on that machine at least, but now there seems to be some issue with the explorer.exe taking all of the memory. I haven't been using the machine since I don't trust that there's not something running in the background that shouldn't be.

In resource monitor there were "connections" that had "-" for both the name and the PID, but I don't know if that was the malware of if that's normal somehow?

Issue with explorer.exe seems to be limited to only one user account, and not the other one. That is to say that if I log on one of the other accounts explorer.exe behaves normally, as far as memory usage.

Previous topic linked here,
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic470469.html

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A:Windows 7 explorer.exe running at total memory after a few min. "memory leak?"

Please download MiniToolBox , save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes: List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and paste the content into your next post.Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 .Louis

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After my new build froze up during boot up into Windows 8, I tried to run Windows 8's built-in Windows Memory Diagnostic, extended setting, but it got stuck at 21% of 1st pass (10% overall) after running it overnight (at least 12 hours). I had 4x4GB memory modules, and re-ran this test with only one stick in different slots, all with the same result: it would quickly get to 10% overall complete, then apparently get stuck there. However I noted that I could still access F1 options when it got to 10% complete, so it wasn't frozen, but the system became extremely slow, with the screen displaying text one word at a time.

Some ideas on how to isolate the problem? I wish I could just return both the motherboard and the memory to the store, but there may be a restocking fee involved with the motherboard unless it's defective.

My parts are:
Intel Core i7-3770K
MSI Z77A-GD65
Corsair Vengeance 4x4GB DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9

Other information/symptoms:
- I can not run memtest at bootup either by using a DVD/CD or USB key. The motherboard's boot code indicate that it keeps trying to detect the device (DVD drive or USB key) and then gives up. Maybe memtest isn't compatible with this hardware, or I am not configuring it properly, or there are some hardware problems here.
- The keyboard sometimes did not work during boot up, such as when attempting to select the USB key to boot into memtest (attaching a USB keyboard worked, but I still couldn't get memtest to run)... Read more

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After my new build froze up during boot up into Windows 8, I tried to run Windows 8's built-in Windows Memory Diagnostic, extended setting, but it got stuck at 21% of 1st pass (10% overall) after running it overnight (at least 12 hours). I had 4x4GB memory modules, and re-ran this test with only one stick in different slots, all with the same result: it would quickly get to 10% overall complete, then apparently get stuck there. However I noted that I could still access F1 options when it got to 10% complete, so it wasn't frozen, but the system became extremely slow, with the screen displaying text one word at a time.

Some ideas on how to isolate the problem? I wish I could just return both the motherboard and the memory to the store, but there may be a restocking fee involved with the motherboard unless it's defective.

My parts are:
Intel Core i7-3770K
MSI Z77A-GD65
Corsair Vengeance 4x4GB DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9

Other information/symptoms:
- I can not run memtest at bootup either by using a DVD/CD or USB key. The motherboard's boot code indicate that it keeps trying to detect the device (DVD drive or USB key) and then gives up. Maybe memtest isn't compatible with this hardware, or I am not configuring it properly, or there are some hardware problems here.
- The keyboard sometimes did not work during boot up, such as when attempting to select the USB key to boot into memtest (attaching a USB keyboard worked, but I still couldn't get memtest to run)... Read more

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I have windows 8 on a Lenovo desktop PC with an AMD A4 5000 APU 1.5 GHZ., 4 GB ram. 
I downloaded a game called Rohan Blood feud a month ago and every so often this common error comes up after clicking my character after I log in. memory 0x77 at referenced memory cannot be read. the error itself is hit and miss, sometimes it happens sometimes it doesn't. I have narrowed it down to three possibilities. Game guard the hacking prevention system built into the game is not compatible,not having enough ram to process the game request at the time i try to run the game or There might be an issue with AMD catalyst control system being out of date and is interfering with my game. Is there anything I can do besides uninstalling and re-installing the game? I have done this 3 times and it is only a temporary fix since the error is back after 2 game plays. 

A:memory 0x77 at referenced memory cannot be read error in windows 8

if it helps i downloaded the game from the Gamepron mirror, which i believe is a mirror in Australia even though it is English.

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I'm posting in the XP forum because I was under the impression that I had/have windows XP. The complete message is

"Windows NT has found only 495K of low memory. 512K of low memory is required to run Windows NT. You may need to upgrade your computer or run a configuration program provided by the manufacturer"

The computer is a 2001 or 2002 Dell Rev. A03, It won't load windows and I can't seem to access any boot menu. I have not made any changes to the computer's hardware.

A:Windows NT has found only 495K of low memory. 512K of low memory is required to run..

Windows XP is of the Window NT File System (NTFS) family. Download the ISO image for Memtest in my signature and burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature. Boot off of the newly created CD and run the tests with ONE stick of RAM in at a time. testing individually. If you get any errors, that stick is bad and needs to be replaced.

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Hai ,
I have a system with a 200gb and 80gb harddisks and 1gb RAM.. my 80gb harddisk showed 184kb of bad sectors n i fixed it..
Now, today when i start my computer, i saw my ram memory as 1088mb..(.98gb) ... i checked BIOS settings.. there the ram is shown as 1024 mb..

My computer -properties - General -shows ram as .98gb..

What may be the reason for this.. n how could i rectify it..
Plz help me..
 

A:Ram memory shows a difference..

They are the same, just expressed differently. Don't try to make any alterations anywhere, it is perfectly OK.
Some folks consider 1GB = 1000MB, others do it correct and use 1GB = 1024MB.
As the system uses some memory for itself, sometimes it shows less than what you actually have.
Forget it, in other words.
 

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I'm not really sure if this is a XP problem or a memory problem. I recently formatted to XP from Vista and now my memory shows 500MB less then what's actually in there, and what showed on Vista. I have 4GB Memory and when I show them properties on My Computer it says 3.5GB... my bootup screen says 4GB available so my motherboard recognizes it.
 

A:Memory shows lower then it should be

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After chkdsk completed I ran memory diagnosis from installation disk. Laptop restarted and just black screen with high fan. Nothing shows up on the screen.

A:memory diagnosis nothing shows up

Welcome to Seven Forums

How did you run chkdsk if nothing shows on the screen ?

What is the problem ? Please explain.

Please fill in your specs.

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Has anyone experieced the sace where Windows 7 Pro reports memory issues and to contact the manufacturer however when run the HP memory test it says it's ok. Any help would be appreciated.  Elitebook 8740w, Windows 7 Ultimate, BIOS F.09 (that I cannot upgrade or rollback, which is another question altogether) Thanks!

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Hi,

I ran Windows Memory Diagnostics multiple times (1GB Ram = 2X512), sometimes it reposrts errors, and sometimes not!

I'm running two OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 64Bit, where I'm encountering bad performance, and Windows 7 32Bit which runs smoothly.

I'm not sure if it's really a memory damage or something else. I upgraded lately my CPU from Intel Pentium 4 506 to Intel Core 2 Duo 7500 (compatible with my mobo), when the BSOD appeared again and again.

Thanks in advance!

A:Windows Memory Diagnostic Reports Memory Problems

Hello TheHero2012, welcome to SF!

For better mem testing use:
Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program.

Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.
Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...test-memtest86
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Sorry, should have read better. W7 64B will not run on just 1Gb of RAM.
If it runs ok on the 32B then there is prob nothing wrong with the ram itself.

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Hello everyone,

I have this issue that no matter how much ram i have installed it only shows half on my Windows 7 64 bit system.

when i bought it it had 4gb installed, but i could only use 1.99,
so i installed 2GB more from my old computer(which had DDR3 ram as well) but now it shows 2.99 Usable with 6GB installed.

in BIOS it also shows 3 thousand something. and showed 2k something with only the original parts.

and yes i'm sure i run a 64bit system and not a 32bit as it says so below how much ram i have installed and can use.

anyone know what causes this and knows how i can fix it? had blue screen 2-3 times now cause to much memory was used. and its bugging me so to speak.

any help would be great. i will call the support over the new year tho, but would be great to get help if anyhone know why. you can see my specs on my profile.

Thanks,

Jade

A:Memory shows half the value installed

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Jade


Hello everyone,

I have this issue that no matter how much ram i have installed it only shows half on my Windows 7 64 bit system.

when i bought it it had 4gb installed, but i could only use 1.99,
so i installed 2GB more from my old computer(which had DDR3 ram as well) but now it shows 2.99 Usable with 6GB installed.

in BIOS it also shows 3 thousand something. and showed 2k something with only the original parts.

and yes i'm sure i run a 64bit system and not a 32bit as it says so below how much ram i have installed and can use.

anyone know what causes this and knows how i can fix it? had blue screen 2-3 times now cause to much memory was used. and its bugging me so to speak.

any help would be great. i will call the support over the new year tho, but would be great to get help if anyhone know why. you can see my specs on my profile.

Thanks,

Jade


Jade Hi and welcome

Nice post. You may have a setting in bios called max mem. check and it should be unchecked.
Let us know if that doesnt help

Ken J+

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Hp Pavilion g7 notebookWindows 7 Pro sp1 Problem: installed 8Gb memory. System information shows all 8gb by says only 3.48GB available to windows.  How do I get Windows to access all memory. Thanks in advance, I having been looking at this problem for weeks.











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A:Memory upgrade to 8GB only shows 3.48Gb available

found solution.  you need to install the same manufacturers memory in both slots.  I installed new memory all from the same company and I finally have the 8 GB.

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hey guys i got 4Gigs of memory when i cheek BIOS it says i got 4Gigs and in properties in my computer says i got 4Gigs to but when i hit Ctrl+alt+esc task manger it says i only got 3gigs of memory how come? anyone know how to fix this problem?

i installed latest bois

A:[Help] task manager only shows 3 gigs of memory

Hi Soldier,

Can you post a screenshot of Task Manager with this? It may help it determining what may be going on.

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Please be kind....im relatively new to this!
A friend advised me to upgrade the memory in the PC as I was experiencing a problems whilst editing photos.
So I looked at the existing memory - 512mb DDR 333 2700 and puchased a single 1GB DDR 333 2700.
Only when I install it (in any slot), it comes up at the memory check saying 2gb and then hangs.
So I put the 512mb back in and it works ok.
I have a Leadtek K7NCR18D Pro2 motherboard,which has 3 slots and can be expanded to 3gb acording to their website.
Any help/ suggestions would be much appreciated.
Thx
 

A:Memory check shows double and hangs

The gig stick may be bad.
Try this
http://www.memtest86.com/
 

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Hi

It didn't usually do this, but probably after some windows update it started happening. 50+% of 8gb ram used when idle. Task manager and resource monitor doesn't show what is using the memory. When I add up all the services, it doesn't even add up to 50%. More like 15-20% of total ram.
Does anyone have a fix? I've looked and already tried disabling the ndu.sys via the regedit (changing value of start to 4). It didn't work.
If you don't have a fix, perhaps you can guide me in trying to identify the problem.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6017 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 217212 MB, Free - 19517 MB;
Motherboard: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SAMSUNG_NP1234567890
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

Don't know why it says windows defender is disabled. It is not.
Also, the system info utility did not detect my AMD Radeon HD 7576m 1024mb

Windows was upgraded from 8 to 8.1 a few months and and didn't display said problem until recently. Windows is legit and registered etc
 

A:Solved: Windows 8.1 where is all my memory going? memory leak

Ok, I had hyper-v enabled. Although it wasn't running, it seems as though windows was still reserving some resources for it. Once I disabled it via "turn windows features on or off" and restarted my memory usage immediately returned to the way it was.
 

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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.

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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Need to deal with the excessive memory usage on my desktop. As you can see on the screenshots the total memory usage doesnt add up. What I dont understand is that is it being used as memory cache or is it cause of any adware or malware? The antivirus softwares and the protective softwares I have does not detect the fault. And I got advised that it might be RAM damping or something. So really need help on this.

A:Excessive Memory usage than the process manager shows.

Have a look into Resource Monitor > Memory tab. That will tell you exactly which process uses what.

Btw: your snips do not show. Use the paperclip to attach them.

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XPS 435MT
i7 processor extreme? (thats what Dell is calling it) 8core
6 1GB DDR3 Memory sticks
Gigabit Ethernet
Windows Vista Home Prem. 64bit upgraded to Windows 7 Home Prem. 64Bit

Ok in the original Vista and now in the Windows 7 the customer upgraded to it shows in the properties box and in task manager that 1.4 gb of memory is available. When I tested Ram I pulled all but 1 stick. in the Black slot closest to the proc I inserted 1 gb stick and booted. I get 2 beeps pause 2 beeps as if there is no ram inserted. I installed a 4Gb stick in that slot and get the beeps. in the next slot which is white it boots but says 4GB installed 1.4gb usable.
the i7 8core shows as a dual core.

I swapped out an i5 dual core and it shows a single core

I ran an MRI Hardware test on it (Eurosoft pc-check 7.03) and it shows no errors and ran as a 8 core. I pulled the heatsink to replace the thermal paste and checked the numbers. it is indeed an i7 extreme 8 core proc.

With all of that I am going to assume that the motherboard is hosed. I just am hoping for either a confirmation or a direction for testing.

A:Dell XPS 435mt Shows odd Memory and proc configuration

The Dell community (users helping users forum) would be the best place since there are people there familiar with Dell hardware.

The desktop hardware section would be the place to start.
Desktop - Dell Community

I used to work the Dell forums (10 years) and Dell's have had a history of memory compatibility with non-Dell branded memory. For that reason we always recommended Crucial Memory as it was guaranteed to work in Dell's. Other brands will work but its hit or miss.

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I have a drawing programme on an old PC that I want to transfer to my new PC, the old PC is running on Win98 and the new one on Win XP. I copied all the files in the programmes folder and transferred them to my new PC.

When I try to use the undo feature in the drawing programme it does not work. Looking at HELP - ABOUT box on the programme the Free System Memory and Free Disc Space figures both have a minus sign in front of the figures and I think it's this that is stopping the undo feature working.

Anyone offer any advice or help please.

Regards....Mike
 

A:Free System Memory shows minus figure

It surprising it work at all. You need to reinstall the application. The reason is when installed it setups the environment, which includes adding the required registry setting and work files. Hopefully you have the original software disks.
 

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Hello Sevens!
I have new problem with my PC. Long tiome ago I have bough Trust 5.25" Media Connect Bay CR-3600. From few days ago I have problem. My SD card slot doesn't work propertly. I can see (open) fiels prom Card SD, but I can't move or delete them. I have also MS and CF slot and I can open, move and delete files. I have changed USB slots, which connect bay is connected to and problem still exists.. I have reconnected wires in Connect Bay and it didn't solve problem.
What should I do to solve this problem and be able to move/delete files from SD cards. I'm using frequently SD cards, so I need to repair it.

A:Memory Card HUB shows problem with files entry

Ok, I have solved the problem

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I was looking at the Lenovo snapshot that is part of Lenovo Solution Center, and it shows that although I have 8GB RAM installed, it is now only 2.62 GB (?) How could that even happen? It could explain the excruciatingly slow responses I have had recently. I am attaching a screen shot of this part of the snapshot. While I am here, I should also say that the "automatic maintenance" that is reflected in the white flag in the system tray runs constantly. I have it set to automatically run in the middle of the night but anytime I go to use my laptop it is running and I have to manually "stop maintenance." Telling you this in off chance it is related.  OMG, I just updated the Lenovo Solution Center software while I was writing this post and it REPLACED my old snapshot on its own. Hmpf! So now it shows no change from 2.62 GB to 2.62 GB.  So it's still an issue. 

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Control Panel, General properties window shows memory available as 3.25 gb. I have 4gb installed. The recommended virtual memory is supposed to be 4096 mb. Why is there a difference? If the General properties is showing only 3.25 gb available can I or should I still set the virtual memory use to 4096mb? I have XP2 Pro installed.
 

A:Control Panel General properties shows memory but

You have the 32-bit version of Windows XP, so it's not going to recognize and use more than 3.0 - 3.25 GB of RAM. More than 2.0 GB of RAM is overkill anyway with Windows XP.

Set virtual memory to "System managed size". There's no need to manually set it.

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Windows 7 Ultimate computer is idle as everything is closed and I click on the Task Manager to check on
Performance and I note Memory been used is 1.22GB CPU usage fluctuating between 0 - 1%

Total Physical memory is 3GB
Cached 1378
Available 1831
Free 507

I clicked on the Resource Monitor and its showing 38% Used physical Memory

Is this how its supposed to be? Why so much being used up while I'm not using the computer?
How Can I minimize memory usage

Thanking you all in advance
 

A:Computer is idle but Task Manager shows huge memory used up

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Whay bios show 640KB on System memory?










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Go to Solution.

A:Lenovo 3000 N200 System memory shows 640KB in Bios...

Does the operating system show the correct value?
 
 

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I recently helped a friend upgrade a Dell Dimension e521 PC running Vista Home Premium with 1GB of DDR2 SDRAM to 2GB of DDR2 SDRAM.

The computer working, However when I reviewed the total memory installed in Vista Computer Properties Page It only shows 1023MB / 1GB - 1 MB.. Not 2048MB / 2GB As Shown in the image attached to this posting. Here's the odd part. When I check the BIOS & run a memory count scan it shows 2GB. As shown in the image attached.

Has anyone else ever had this problem? If yes, what did you do to correct it?

I'm trying to fix this problem for a friend, as Dell has not been any help to him at all.

TIA for the help
 

A:Solved: Vista Home Premium Memory Count Error - Shows 1GB Not 2GB

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Hi sir
During a normal working my computer shows the blue screen and displays the message like " dumping physical memory to disk " and gets restarted and this may in occur in a week or 1 to 15 times in day.This behaviour is random.
In the event viewer it give sthe message like
"The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was : "
and After that it gives some memory location and the dump was saved in and gives the memory location on the harddisk.
Sometimes it shows the trap exception at the startup and also shows the contents of various registers like cs,es.

I do not know what is happening.
I am facing this problem from 2 to 3 monthes.
As for the example i will give the dump files as an attachment
 

A:My Computer shows the message like dumping physical memory to disk and gets rebooted

You are getting BSODs or Blue Screen(s) Of Death. Please post the files that are saved to the location that it gives. Upload them as attachments so that members can analyze them. I do not have the skill to do so, but many other people do.
 

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For about two weeks now, when I put my SD Memory card in my computer, nothing pops up to allow me to upload videos. I have tried to go to "My computer" and look for the device, but unfortunately it says there isn't a memory card in.
Though, the light is on next to where you insert the memory card, telling me it's in there.
The pictures look fine when they are on my camera, I don't see a problem with my memory card, and it is not on lock.
So, I tried using a USB cord for my Polaroid camera, my memory card in the camera as well.
When I go to my computer, it says it recognizes the device but it tells me the file cannot be formatted.
Only photos on my camera, not on my SD memory card, can be uploaded.
The pictures on this memory card are important to me, and I do not know why they are not uploading. Please helpp.
 

A:Computer shows memory card is in, but nothing pops up to upload pictures/videos help

Sounds like the SD card has died to me, i'm not sure if it's possible to get the pics off of it, maybe someone else on here knows more about that side of things.
 

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I have a Toshiba laptop three years old. Its Windows (C memory used currently 148 GB out of 149 GB available. However the Windows (C memory of other computers for example in the library and in the college used only between 40GB and 60 GB even though they are bigger than my laptop. As a consequence I have problem because I have little memory left in my laptop. My laptop has some applications like all the computers but I think that each application uses approximately 1 GB. Hence I would like to know why my laptop used so much memory and how can I free memory.

A:The Windows (C:) memory of my laptop uses too much memory

Hi and welcome to Seven Forums reading from your post its hard drive space you need to free up ....... How much ram do you have ? The link below will help you clean up your hard drive.

Disk Cleanup - Open and Use

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I recently upgraded my Windows 7 laptop from 4GB of physical memory to 8 GB. The Bios immediately recognized the added memory but it appears the Task Manager physical memory has not changed and only recognizes ~3.5 GB of available memory. Is there a way
to have Task Manager recognize the added memory? Is the fact that the Task Manager does not recognize the added memory mean other functions are not recognizing the added memory?

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I have been getting this "svchost.exe - application error the instruction at "0x7c923845" referenced memory at "0x00000000". The memory could not be "read""" error for a week now and it disables my system. My browser (firefox) will becomes very unstable and takes me to vague websites when clicked on the google search links. My system then pops the SVChost messages and when clicked to send those message to microsoft it will disable my system.

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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86
Run by krish at 23:50:50.18 on Sat 04/30/2011
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_23
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2023.1292 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {A1C4F2E0-7FDE-4917-AFAE-013EFC3EDE33}
AV: VirusScan Enterprise + AntiSpyware Enterprise *Disabled/Updated* {918A2B0B-2C60-4016-A4AB-E868DEABF7F0}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k eapsvcs
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k dot3svc
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
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A:svchost.exe - application error the instruction at "0x7c923845" referenced memory at "0x00000000". The memory c...

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I am very sorry for the delay in responding, but as you can see we are at the moment being flooded with logs which, when paired with the never-ending shortage of helpers, resulted in the delayed responding to your thread.I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
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Hi , just wondering , I have a 4GB laptop (dell inspiron n5010) with i3 350 processor and 500 GB HD ... lately I wanted to play the most recent GTA and what happened ? well the game booted but barely have i gone out of the first corner the whole background disappeared ... I went to my graphics settings and it says Generic PnP Monitor and Intel(R) HD Graphics
-Chip type Intel HD
-Dac type Internal
-Bios info : Intel Video BIOS
-Total Available graphics memory 1696 MB
-Dedicated Video Memory 64MB
-System Video memory 0MB
-shared system memory 1632MB



Is there any way to increase the Video memory on my laptop ?
I will add to it that in the Bios itself there are no options available for me to even lower it they are all kind of @[email protected]
I have been trying everything even updates from intel etc but not helping...
 

A:How to increase video memory in a shared memory system (Dell Inspiron n5010)

All you can do is max out your system memory, if it isn't maxed already. There might be an option in the laptops bios to increase the shared video memory
 

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Adding memory: is "system specific" memory worth it? (Kingston DDR4) I have a recent P50, and want to add more memory to it. I'm planning to go with Kingston. I've heard it's better to avoid "Value" memory. But I'm a bit stuck on which of the different Kingston lines to go with beyond that. Is there any real difference in getting the "system specific" memory, as opposed to, say, the HyperX? Do Lenovo laptops tend to do ok with the Kingston HyperX? Specifically, the "system specific" memory I was looking at is: Kingston 16GB 260-Pin DDR4 SO-DIMM DDR4 2133 (PC4 17000) System Specific Memory Model, KCP421SD8/16 And the "gamer targeted" memory I was looking at is: HyperX Impact 16GB 260-Pin DDR4 SO-DIMM DDR4 2133 (PC4 17000) Laptop Memory Model HX421S13IB/16 Kingston has a memory finder tool on their site, which points to the System Specific memory. However, I called them and they said this particular HyperX should work too. I'm sure this is not a novel observation, but I was surprised to find that the "system specific" memory is more expensive than the gamer-targeted HyperX. (At least, once you take into account that those go on sale more often.) I'd in theory rather go with the HyperX because it claims to be fast, etc. On the other hand, there is in theory some appeal to the idea that the System Specific is guaranteeing compatibility. On the other hand, it'd suck to buy the System Specific and find out it's basically just the same thing as, say, Va... Read more

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