MAKE ALL YOUR RAM USABLE!!
If you are using 32bit windows you can only have a maximum of 3gb RAM - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3_GB_barrier
This Tutorial is to show you how to fix missing RAM on Windows 7, 8 or Vista to be able to access your full amount of RAM.
Instructions and troubleshooting options are below:
1. Check your system properties
(If it says "x.xx usable")
2. Click on the start button, search "msconfig" and press enter.
3. Go to the boot tab and click advanced options
4. UNTICK the "Maximum memory" box
5. Click ok, on the small dialog box
6. Click apply and OK in the big dialog box.
7. Restart and check your system properties.
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-Right click on My Computer and select properties, click on device manager and click "check for hardware changes". Usually if there is a change, you will hear a beep.
-Installed devices may be reserving th RAM for themselves so cannot be used elsewhere
-If you are using more than one RAM stick, maker sure you get similar RAM sticks as motherboards are fussy about mix and match RAM.
-Things like onboard graphics may be using the RAM (Such as intel HD)
-You may have gone over the limit of RAM your motherboard can handle (IN this case, check your motherboard specifications)
-Old BIOS (Update your BIOS by visiting your computer manufacturer's website)
-The version of Windows 7 that is installed may not handle in (Windows 7 Starter Edition only supports 2 GB of installed memory.)
-Your RAM may not be in the correct slots on your motherboard, check them. (They work better in pairs - two RAM sticks in the same colour RAM slots)
-Your RAM stick may be malfunctioning, swap it with another.
-Make sure RAM is not loose
-Make sure your RAM is recognised by the motherboard (Check the BIOS by mashing the F10 key on startup)
-Windows may be reserving the RAM for a process
-Attempt a RAM refresh, type "Mystring=(80000000)" without quotations in notepad, and save the file as "1.vbe". Then double click on the saved file.
1.Enter BIOS (Mashing F10 key on startup (Before windows logo)
2. Go to Advanced
3. Go to Chipset Settings
4. Enable Memory Reamp Feature
5. Exit and Save
-Last resort = Reinstall windows
-Last last resort = Buy a new PC
-Last last last resort = buy a mac and never have a problem again!
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