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15.4 Gig Mem available ? of 32 Gig Installed

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro

    15.4 Gig Mem available ? of 32 Gig Installed

    Win 8 Pro on ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 Mobo Bios 1709, 32GIG Patriot (4x 8gig), FX6300 6 core 3.5Ghz Proc, Samsung 128g 840 Pro SSD, WD 2tb 7200 Hdd, Gigabyte GT 610 Video (Nvidia 314.22 Driver)
    Question Is Why Only 15.4 Gig Available.
    Thanks ! ! , SEE below AD's for additional Requested Info

    Thanks for all your Inputs, SEE below AD's for additional Requested Info

    Additional Requested Info Below Here (rollon11) 09:43 05-23-13 (PDT)

    Ram = 4 x (8gig) 1600 Patriot Dual Channel DDR3, System is Dual Bootable to either 128g Samsung 840 Pro SSD or WD 2TB black Edition HDD
    Both WINDOWS 8 PRO
    win 8 pro reports 32g (15.4 g usable) when boot to Samsung 128g SSD Drive (same system and MOBO as below) The Quistion is here Why 15.4
    win 8 pro reports 32g when boot to WD 2tb Drive (same system and MOBO as above) This one Looks Normal to me
    INFO from Computer Properties, ( Control Panel\System and Security\System ) in address bar

    FROM (System Information) When booted To Win8 Pro On Samsung 128g SSD
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 32.0 GB
    Total Physical Memory 15.4 GB
    Available Physical Memory 14.0 GB
    Total Virtual Memory 22.9 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 21.3 GB
    Page File Space 7.49 GB
    Have to Reboot now to the WD 2TB Drive and Get the same above Info Thanks again ! !

    Now Booted to Win8 Pro on 2TB WD Drive
    FROM (System Information) When booted To Win8 Pro On WD 2Tb drive
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 32.0 GB
    Total Physical Memory 31.9 GB
    Available Physical Memory 29.7 GB
    Total Virtual Memory 37.4 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 35.1 GB
    Page File Space 5.49 GB

    > To One of the Posts Bios Reports all 4 slots with 8192 MB DDR3 1600 <
    I have built 3 of these systems 2 for Photographers, 1 for a Minister who Does videos of his classes and distributes the classes to YOU TUBE.
    The other 2 machines, report 32.0 GB Installed and 31.9 GB Total on Both The SSD or the HDD booted. Fyi the primary Boot is the SSD on Sata 3 port 0, and the Backup boot on HDD Sata 3 port 1

    To TOP post Ram Sticks are Patriot Viper PC3-15000 1866 Mhz DDR 3

    Note also Periform's Speccy v1.21 reports very similar results as Win 8 reports in System Information

    Haven't figured out how to insert Screen Shot from Snipping Tool Thanks to All ! !
    OH !! Maybe under Attachments
    Bottom attachment is Sys Info from Win8 Pro booted on WD Sata3 2TB HDD
    Now i'll Boot to Samsung 128g SSD and post the Second Attachment
    Top attachment is Sys Info from Win8 Pro booted on Samsung 840 Pro 128g SSD Thanks to All ! !
    This below is right off of the Patriot Viper Chip
    16gb 1866MHZ (10-11-10-30) DDR3
    1.5v UDIMM (2x8gb) Kit

    This below is right off of the shipping box
    16 GB
    2x8GB Kit
    PC3-15000 1866MHz
    100% HAND
    r e a d y
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails SI-Win8ProON WD-2TB HDD.JPG   SI-Win8Pro On Samsung SSD.JPG  
    Last edited by rollon11; 23 May 2013 at 11:46. Reason: Additional Requested Info 052313 9:46 PDT

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  2. #2

    What do you have installed on it? The OS takes roughly 30 gigs, so I'm not sure what you've got going on there.
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  3. #3

    The question is somewhat vague. 15.4 Gig Available of what? RAM or disk space?
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  4. #4

    Quote Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
    The question is somewhat vague. 15.4 Gig Available of what? RAM or disk space?
    I think he meant RAM. And since this is windows 8 forum, I'm guessing he's got windows 8 on there.

    That said, OP could you please tell us more? Are my assumptions correct? We need more info. If it's the RAM, windows 8 shouldn't take up that much ram space.
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  5. #5

    If this is RAM, as I suspect it is, where are you seeing this? A screenshot would be best.
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    My guess is 2 of his 8gb RAM sticks are not being recognized by his hardware..
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  7. #7

    Posts : 8
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit OEM

    Try going into the BIOS to make sure your DIMM slots are all enabled. If you can't figure it out then, try switching your memory into different slots. Maybe you have a couple dead sticks or maybe two dead DIMM slots on your motherboard.

    Have there been reports of 32 GB of RAM installed on your motherboard AND working?

    What tells you there's only 15.4 GB of RAM recognized? Post? Windows 8?

    Be more specific which RAM sticks you're using. Is your RAM compatible with your motherboard? Check the QVL. I didn't see anything about Patriot and 32GB of RAM. Maybe that's the issue. I think there's an ASUS Support forum.
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    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1

    I think the gist is that when he boots from a spinning drive with Windows 8 pro, it can see and use all 32gb or RAM. but if he boots form a solid state with Windows 8 pro, it can see 32GB but can only use 16GB.

    I can't guess as to the cause. I'd recommend checking the SSD's OS' motherboard drivers, then reinstalling. Or maybe just take out half the RAM, it's not like he's going to notice it missing.
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  9. #9

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro

    Opened MS CONFIG - BOOT - Advanced Options - Un Checked Tic Box Maximum memory:
    Now sys info shows 32g instead of (15.4g Useable) memory: - after a reboot
    the other 16g was shown as Hardware Reserved in Resource Monitor, now is 98m
    Thanks to all for your input (rollon11)

    The 2tb HDD boot MS CONFIG had the tic box Un checked which is why it showed the full 32 gig RAM (MEM)
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  10. #10

    Gald you got it sorted....well done.
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