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How do i use all ram available?

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    windows 8.1 x64 bit

    How do i use all ram available?


    Somebody help?! (Look at attachment) How do i use all ram available?
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  2. #2


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    First step would be to take a look at Task Manager:

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    Also this person having same issue: https://www.eightforums.com/general-s...-t-add-up.html
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    windows 8.1 x64 bit

    Resource monitor:


    Have a look at that
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello kingecho, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    In addition, double check using the tutorial below to make sure that you have the Maximum memory box unchecked in the advanced boot options in msconfig.

    Memory - Set Maximum Amount Used by Windows - Windows 7 Help Forums


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    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5
    windows 8.1 x64 bit

    Thanks


    Thank you, I have followed those steps, but why does it still only say 3.00gb total :S

    Thanks for replying so quickly
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  6. #6


    I have 3GB usable out of 4GB but my laptop is old and it is due to the restriction by Acer's BIOS, your system seems new and have no idea why it's allocating 13GB for Hardware reserve. Let us have the full system spec.
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  7. #7


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    windows 8.1 x64 bit

    Okay


    Okay, Here : and mobo is a msi fm2-a55m-e33
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  8. #8


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    I'm wondering if you have an issue where your RAM has some sort of compatibility issue with you mobo. In many of these cases, the memory can be recognized but not actually used. An example of this might be where you have installed an 8GB module into a memory slot that only supports up to a 2GB module. Another example might be where one has installed a double sided module in a mobo that only supports single sided modules.

    So, give us your full specs (as originally requested by brummyfan) including your memory specs and configuration or just download and run "speccy" and post that report.

    Speccy - System Information - Free Download
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  9. #9


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    You might also want to check to make sure that each module is securely installed in their respective slots.
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  10. #10


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    Do a test
    1) Remove some RAM and see what happens.
    2) jiggle around the RAM modules.
    3) check in the BIOS that the BIOS actually SEES the full RAM -- windows reads the data from the MOBO - not the BIOS - so while the MOBO might say 4 slots full the BIOS will only allocate say 4GB.

    Windows 8.1 is very efficient on RAM usage -- you should get something like mine with 16GB RAM

    scr shot below.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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