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A55M-P33 - Win 7 Pro x64 - 8.00GB (3.49 GB usable)
« on: 28-September-12, 03:03:44 »

Hello!

After a few hours of google searching i've decided to ask for help.
Search of this forum did yeald one post similar to mine: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=161010.msg1180013
But there was no solution.

Problem is very weird.

Win 7 Pro x64 with 8 GB of RAM but only 3,49 usable.



Memtest and Ubuntu see's only 3,49 GB, so it's not an OS issue.



But BIOS detects all 8GB, so it's not a defected module. At least it shouldn't be, it a new rig with no other problems.



I guess that integrated graphic reserves that memory, but any options regarding this don't have any effect on 3.49 GB usable.
Although graphic driver in windows says graphic memory is 2GB (see the first pic)



Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: A55M-P33 - Win 7 Pro x64 - 8.00GB (3.49 GB usable)
« Reply #1 on: 28-September-12, 05:27:20 »

firstly make sure the 2 dimms are in slots 1 and 3!

2+4 may result in these kind of situations.

also check the CPU for bent pins as even 1 bent or broken pin will cause this.

also make sure there are no extra standoff under the board that are causing a short.
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Re: A55M-P33 - Win 7 Pro x64 - 8.00GB (3.49 GB usable)
« Reply #2 on: 28-September-12, 08:53:51 »

There are only two memory slots. Both filled by 4GB Patriot modules.

I should not open case because is under warranty so i guess i'll contact the store who sold me the computer.
Wanted to know if that is some kind of feature before i return it to a store.

Could not believe and thought that Svet was joking when he recomended to check for bent pins (https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=161010.msg1180051#msg1180051)

For all the years that i worked with computers i never saw a CPU with bent pins or any other kind of damage to boot the OS and work "just fine".  :think:
The only problem that this computer has is it doesn't utilize all the memory.

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Re: A55M-P33 - Win 7 Pro x64 - 8.00GB (3.49 GB usable)
« Reply #3 on: 28-September-12, 09:19:08 »

does each one of the sticks works OK?
what's your current BIOS version installed?
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Re: A55M-P33 - Win 7 Pro x64 - 8.00GB (3.49 GB usable)
« Reply #4 on: 28-September-12, 09:36:46 »

He has version 1.6

What do you see when you load resource manager? Is it listed as hardware reserved?

Have you gone to:
Start Menu> Run: Msconfig> Boot> Advanced Options> Make sure no maximum memory is set
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Re: A55M-P33 - Win 7 Pro x64 - 8.00GB (3.49 GB usable)
« Reply #5 on: 14-June-19, 11:52:38 »

i know this is a really old topic but im actually experiencing the same issue.  i do actually have 3.98 of usage for 8gb installed ram and im on windows 10 x64. ive encountered this problem before but i dont remember if i resolved it or not. im really not sure what else to try
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Re: A55M-P33 - Win 7 Pro x64 - 8.00GB (3.49 GB usable)
« Reply #6 on: 14-June-19, 15:55:21 »

i know this is a really old topic but

Yes... this thread is 7 years old. For your own issue open an own thread and don't resurrect old ones please.

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