I recently upgraded from 1gb to 2gb ram. The problem is that the system only recognizes 1.5gb ram.
Im running Windows 7 on quite an old PC (5-7 years old) with a few upgrades along the way like a GFX card, PSU and RAM's
My systems is as follows.....
Operating System System Model Windows 7 Ultimate (build 7600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (New Zealand) No details available Processor a Main Circuit Board b 2.67 gigahertz Intel Celeron
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Not hyper-threaded Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5VDC-MX 1.x/2.x
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 0712 11/01/2006 Drives Memory Modules c,d 40.01 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
12.05 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]
WDC WD400BB-00JKA0 [Hard drive] (40.02 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WMAMD2116108, rev 05.01C05, SMART Status: Healthy 1536 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
Slot 'DIMM0' has 512 MB
Slot 'DIMM1' has 1024 MB
Slot 'DIMM2' is Empty
Slot 'DIMM3' is Empty
Local Drive Volumes
c: (NTFS on drive 0) 40.01 GB 12.05 GB free Network Drives None detected Printers:
Brother MFC-240C USB Printer on USB001 Microsoft Shared Fax Driver on SHRFAX: Microsoft XPS Document Writer on XPSPort:
Controllers Display Standard floppy disk controller
ATA Channel 0 [Controller] (2x)
ATA Channel 1 [Controller] (2x)
VIA Bus Master IDE Controller - 0571
VIA Serial ATA Controller - 3349 Radeon X1650 Series [Display adapter]
Radeon X1650 Series Secondary [Display adapter]
Generic Non-PnP Monitor Bus Adapters Multimedia VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller (4x)
VIA USB Enhanced Host Controller Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller Virus Protection [Back to Top] new Group Policies No details available None discovered Communications Other Devices
Microsoft 6to4 Adapter Microsoft 6to4 Adapter #2 Microsoft 6to4 Adapter #3 Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2 Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface VIA Rhine II Compatible Fast Ethernet Adapter primary IP Address:
Physical Address: Networking Dns Servers: :P
I hope this all helps with diagnosing whatever is causing this problem.
Could it be my GFX card? Having said that, my GFX card did not take any RAM away when i was using WinXP professional sp3.
ps. i got all this info by copy pasting VIA Belarc Advisor.