1.    03 Feb 2016 #1
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    Only 5GB of 6GB of RAM usable?


    Hello. I have a Lenovo G50-45 Windows 10 Professional 64-bit with a 64-bit AMD A8-6410 APU processor laptop.<br>I somewhy only have 5GB of ram usable when I have 6gb DDR3. I have unchecked maximum memory in msconfig, and have set the number of processors to 4, but still nothing.

    <br>Why is this? Please help <br>
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  2.    03 Feb 2016 #2
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    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    The GPU part of the APU is likely using up the 1Gb..
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  3.    03 Feb 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    The GPU part of the APU is likely using up the 1Gb..
    Uh, is this supposed to happen? :P
    Would it be more convenient for me, if I could, to change that?
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  4.    03 Feb 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by AbAppletic View Post
    Uh, is this supposed to happen? :P
    Would it be more convenient for me, if I could, to change that?
    It is totally normal and my APU A8-6600K uses some of my RAM up as well. And you can't change any of the memory usage,, as far as I understand.
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  5.    03 Feb 2016 #5
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    Screen Shot of my PC System..

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  6.    03 Feb 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Screen Shot of my PC System..

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    Oh? It looks like if I buy a 16GB Ram upgrade i will only receive 15 :P
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  7.    03 Feb 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by AbAppletic View Post
    Oh? It looks like if I buy a 16GB Ram upgrade i will only receive 15 :P
    Yes.. Well.. you'll have 15Gb usable. Which is a lot, IMO. Right now you have 5Gb and that should be fine for normal usage.
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