Total installed ram not usable.

vin - Nov 10, 2009 at 07:23 AM
 Maximusnights - May 26, 2013 at 06:24 PM
I am vinay.
I have recently bought a dell studio 1555 with 4gb ram.
But the total usable ram is only 2.96 gb and the ramaining is reserved.
I want to use the whole 4gb ram.
I have windows 7 and it shows that the total installed ram is 4gb but usable is only 2.96 gb.
Please tell me how to use whole the ram?

3 responses

I figured it out. After tinkering with it for a few hours, it turns out that the "Memory Reamp" needs to be enabled. On some Asus mobo's and a few other brands, when Win 7 is installed it recognizes that this problem. The problem was there all along and people just didn't know it until Win 7 was installed and pointed it out as a precursor to a BIOS problem that had been there the whole time.
  • 1 Enter BIOS
  • 2 Advanced
  • 3 Chipset Settings
  • 4 Enable Memory Reamp Feature
  • 5 Exit and Save
  • 6 You're Done!