Question Why does Task Manager seem to think I have much less RAM than I should?

thenesremake

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Upon checking Task Manager to troubleshoot issues with hardware, I checked the value of RAM being used by a process and checked the percent as well. Google Chrome appeared to be using 505 MB of RAM, and when I switched the value type from Values to Percents, Task Manager read Google Chrome as using 20% of my RAM. After some quick math, it's clear as day that Task Manager seems to think I have 2.5 GB of RAM when in reality I have 8 GB installed. I'm unsure if this is some sort of oversight on my part, so I took it here. Hopefully, this is some sort of solvable system error and the problems caused by not having enough RAM can all be solved by fixing this one thing. :)
 

ceriumin

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Upon checking Task Manager to troubleshoot issues with hardware, I checked the value of RAM being used by a process and checked the percent as well. Google Chrome appeared to be using 505 MB of RAM, and when I switched the value type from Values to Percents, Task Manager read Google Chrome as using 20% of my RAM. After some quick math, it's clear as day that Task Manager seems to think I have 2.5 GB of RAM when in reality I have 8 GB installed. I'm unsure if this is some sort of oversight on my part, so I took it here. Hopefully, this is some sort of solvable system error and the problems caused by not having enough RAM can all be solved by fixing this one thing. :)
Are you using a 32bit system or a 64bit system?
 

thenesremake

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Thanks! Try checking your BIOS and see how much ram is available, but also state your exact model of your RAM as it could be an incompatible.
My BIOS says that I have 8192 MB of RAM, so it's all there and recognized. This is my model of RAM among other useful bits of information, and my motherboard is a Gigabyte AB350M-DS3H-CF.
 

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