Solved i have 4gb ram but 929mb only usable

January 17, 2013 at 08:01:31
Specs: Windows 7

i have 4gb ram in widows 7 32 bit(2.66gb usable). yesterday i install hp bios and cancelled it before it is finish. after that my ram memory is reduced to 929mb. system is very slow hanging some times. what i do for get rid of this suggest me....

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January 17, 2013 at 08:44:06
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Why did you flash the BIOS? If you cancelled mid-installation you are lucky the computer is even booting.

When you boot the computer do you see how much RAM is installed?

What is the full model number of your HP?

What BIOS file were you attempting to install?

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January 17, 2013 at 08:52:46

Maybe this will help. A 32 bit operating system can use 4 gigs of ram at the max, BUT this figure also includes what the system has set aside for video ram as well. So In your 4 g, it looks as if 2.6g is used by the system and the rest set aside for video. I suggest your next system be 64bit, then the 4g limit disappears to a 16exobyte ram limit.

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January 17, 2013 at 08:53:44

As for you bios accident.....Othehilll says it all.

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January 17, 2013 at 09:17:05

Spilled milk now but for the future:

1. BIOS updates are rarely necessary so always be sure that it is absolutely essential.

2. Even with the correct update and without you stopping a BIOS update mid-flight they have been known to fail, rendering the motherboard useless. You have to take very great care when doing this.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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January 17, 2013 at 09:20:17

hp 450 Core i5 (3rd Generation) part Numbe COR83PA Clock Speed 2.5 GHz With Turbo Boost Upto 3.10 GHz Cache 3 MB System Memory 4 GB DDR3 Hardware Interface SATA RPM 5400
HDD Capacity 500 GB

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January 17, 2013 at 09:27:33

when i boot my computer HP SUPPORT ASSISTANT ask me for check update and install i say ok. its got downloading and say it requires restarat for installiling after i do restart now. after that only the problem occur what i say before.......
what i do for recovery of ram memory

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January 17, 2013 at 09:47:26

I wouldn't normally say this but as you wrecked things by stopping a BIOS update, then maybe doing it again with the correct one from the computer manufacturer might fix this. However THIS WOULD BE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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January 17, 2013 at 09:51:50

The amount of RAM didn't change, you still have 4GB, but apparently it's not being reported correctly. You probably should not have attempted the BIOS update in the 1st place & you definitely should NOT have stopped the update once it was started. It would probably be best complete the BIOS update manually.

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January 21, 2013 at 20:00:53

Thank you every one for ur kind support my problem is recovered by installing the previous version of bios what i use before the problem occur.

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January 22, 2013 at 04:40:22

Glad you got it fixed. Thanks for getting back to us.

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