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    Default Installed RAM much higher than usable RAM

    Hey
    Installed RAM much higher than usable RAM-prblm-png
    as it says 8GB Ram are installed, and only 3.86 are usable. I've tried swapping them out, my windows version is 64 Bit, motherboard is ASRock 960GM-VGS3 FX.
    (also, the processor speed used to be 4.21, but now it's saying 3.61)

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    Default Re: Installed RAM much higher than usable RAM

    I found this, it might help.

    This is expected behavior on computers that are running Windows 7. The reduction in available system memory depends on the configuration of the following: •The devices that are installed in the computer and the memory that is reserved by those devices
    • The ability of the motherboard to handle memory
    •The System BIOS version and settings
    •The version of Windows 7 that is installed (For example, Windows 7 Starter Edition only supports 2 GB of installed memory.)
    •Other system settings
    For example, if you have a video card that has 256 MB of on-board memory, that memory must be mapped within the first 4 GB of address space. If 4 GB of system memory is already installed, part of that address space must be reserved by the graphics memory mapping. Graphics memory mapping overwrites a part of the system memory. These conditions reduce the total amount of system memory that is available to the operating system.

    This problem may occur because the Maximum memory option is selected incorrectly. To fix this, follow these steps:1.Click Start



    Start button, type msconfig in the Search programs and files box, and then click msconfig in the Programs list.
    2.In the System Configuration window, click Advanced options on the Boot tab.
    3.Click to clear the Maximum memory check box, and then click OK

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    Default Re: Installed RAM much higher than usable RAM

    try setting the BIOS to default settings. if that doesn't help try installing another version of windows (another source).ULTIMATE preferably and x64 mandatory.

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