not all memory available

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by djjoshchambers, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. djjoshchambers

    djjoshchambers New Member

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    I've looked around on this forum and I've found several other people with this same problem but I doing what they said does not resolve anything.

    Long story short I am running windows 7 64bit and have 3GB of ram installed. When I look it shows I have 3GB there but only 992MB available. Below you will see a screen shot of windows saying that as well as my msinfo32 screen. I have run a windows memory test and it shows no problems and when I boot in vista 32bit home premium it shows 3GB with all available.

    Does anyone have any ideas? The only thing I can think of is my Geforce 8800 died last week and right now I'm running on the built in card on my mobo. Its a geforce 6100. Maybe the lack of a video card is sucking up all my ram? If thats the case thats strange because vista didnt do that.

    My PC specs are:

    Windows 7 64 bit
    AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core 4600+
    3 GB DDR2 Ram
    350GB Segate HDD
    GIGABYTE GA-M61P-S3 AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 / nForce 430 ATX AMD Motherboard
     
  2. djjoshchambers

    djjoshchambers New Member

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    anyone have any ideas?
     
  3. AussieFX

    AussieFX New Member

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    Try build 7100.
    That fixed the problem for me.
    It seems this problem is quite common with many threads on here about it. :confused:
     
  4. djjoshchambers

    djjoshchambers New Member

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    it turns out it was my video card. Windows 7 was being a resource hog and since it didnt have a video card to do the graphics the onboard card was used and sucked up all my RAM. Once I installed my new 9600GT my full 3GB came back with no problem.
     

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