wrong ram amount

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by mingo535, May 3, 2007.

  1. mingo535

    mingo535 Guest

    Im running vista home premium 64bit and i had 1 gig of ram. I added another
    2 gigs adn now my system only shows it having 1535 megs of ram instead of the
    3 gigs. The bios screen at system start up also had the weird 1535 megs.
    Any help would be great
    mingo535, May 3, 2007
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  2. mingo535

    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Did you add the same type (DDR, DDR2, etc.) and the same speed?
    Cal Bear '66, May 3, 2007
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  3. If both BIOS and Windows report the "wrong" amount of RAM, you probably have
    modules that are not compatible with your system, are defective, or are
    installed in the wrong combination. Check your motherboard or system manual
    for details.

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    Conor Guest

    You've installed high density RAM that your computer doesn't support.
    Conor, May 3, 2007
  5. Something you might try is running MSCONFIG (Start | MSCONFIG | Enter), and
    Boot then Advanced options... Check to make sure Maximum Memory isn't

    If it's not, then you might check to see if your BIOS recognizes the memory.
    If not, it may be the wrong memory for your laptop.
    Dustin Harper, May 4, 2007
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    demiller66 Guest

    I'm having the same exact problem. I had two gigs (2 x 1gb sticks), one in
    the A1 slot and one in the B1 slot of Kingston ddr2 800mhz. The computer
    indicated 2 gigs. But, when I added 2 more gigs of the same exact memory,
    one in the A2 and one in the B2 slot, the computer only read 3.3gb. What
    happened to the .7gb. Why am I not getting the proper reading?
    demiller66, May 12, 2007
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    JW Guest

    JW, May 12, 2007
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