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unable to use 8gb ram

hi all,

 

i know this is kind of an old story i have seen a lot of post regading this topic. i have tried all the sugestion but nothing is working..

 

i bought a laptop p500 and it cam with 8gb ram kingston the BIOS and the windows detects it but when i go to system info it say 2.93 usable and true enough i am not able to use more than that though it is is because of the my OS that was home premium windows 7 32b then i ugraded to windows 7 pro 64b but still have the same message 

 

the RAM is pre supplied by toshiba kingston 4gb 1033 

 

is there any way or do i need a update or something for me to use my RAMs 

 

thanks in advance

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Re: unable to use 8gb ram

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In 'System Information', how much 'Installed Physical Memory (RAM)' and 'Total Physical Memory' does it say you have?

 

Mike

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Re: unable to use 8gb ram

in the sytem info its 8GB (2.93 usable), i have 2 x 4gb memory card (RAM) installed 

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Re: unable to use 8gb ram

Give us your full model number like Satellite P500-BT2G22, and if yours is not a USA model give us your part number, like PSPGSU-14M002.

 

Also, please do not abbreviate the data I ask for. On my computer, the 'Installed Physical Memory' is 4.00GB and the 'Total Physical Memory' is 3.96GB. What are the specific numbers of both of these on your computer?

 

Mike

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Re: unable to use 8gb ram

thanks...

 

its Satelite P500 

model no: pspgsa - 0GW003

here is my sys info hope this helps.

 

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer TOSHIBA
System Model Satellite P500
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 740 @ 1.73GHz, 1734 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processo
r(s)
BIOS Version/Date TOSHIBA 2.40, 20/05/2010
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
Time Zone West Pacific Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 2.93 GB
Available Physical Memory 1.74 GB
Total Virtual Memory 5.87 GB
Available Virtual Memory 4.49 GB
Page File Space 2.93 GB

 

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miker643
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Re: unable to use 8gb ram

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Satellite P500 PSPGSA-0GW003 Specifications

Satellite P500 PSPGSA-0GW003 Downloads

 

 

Yours is a Toshiba Australia model. Unfortunately, they seem to have deleted your model's specifications page. I've added a link to the best replacement I could find, and to your models actual Toshiba downloads page.

 

See this Microsoft article with regard to your problem, and look at the 'Things to try' section:

 

Usable memory may be less than the installed memory on Windows 7-based computers

 

 

You could still try the other suggestions. But, your sysinfo shows you only have BIOS v2.40. The latest BIOS for your system is v2.90. Also, the v.2.60 update specifically corrected the problem you are experiencing.

 

Version 2.60 - 2010-06-14

  • Added support for the Intel K0 step CPU.
  • Fixed: Owner string intermittent errors.
  • Fixed: Setup menu garbage in fast boot mode.
  • Enabled the CRID for new CPU.
  • Fixed: Win-SAT issue.
  • Added a workaround for a TMA card/ECO utility issue.
  • Fixed: Memory size errors in 64-bit Operating Systems.
  • Updated the EC to version 4.00.

 

BIOS v2.90 will include all the previous updates, including v.2.60. So, download this file to your desktop, then restart your computer. After a fresh restart, double click on the BIOS update v.2.90 exe file to install it, and carefully follow the directions.

 

BIOS Update v.2.90

How to update the BIOS on Toshiba notebooks

 

 

Please let us know how it turns out. Good luck!

 

Mike

 

 

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Re: unable to use 8gb ram

thank you very much... and see how it goes thanks again..

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Re: unable to use 8gb ram

You're very welcome. Happy to help. Again, please let us know how it turns out.

 

Mike

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Re: unable to use 8gb ram

that did the trick... it manage to pick up the 8gb.. thanks...

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Re: unable to use 8gb ram

No worries. Happy to help. Thanks for letting us know it worked.

 

Mike