memory installed to memory available
Posted on 2013-06-02
Hi all. bit of a weird issue is occurring. Last few weeks client has been complaining of really slow server connection. All workstations are slow to access server etc.
Over the weekend I remote viewed to take a look. Upon further inspection I noticed the memory installed does not match the memory available.
Operating system is Windows Server 2008 SBS 64Bit
Total memory installed 4 x 2GB chips. So 8GB total.
Under properties of my computer it displays 8GB installed.
However under task manager it says physical memory installed is 4GB and its at 95% used.
I thought that's a bit strange so I downloaded a program called System for Windows (SIW) which tells me more specific info of the system.
Under the motherboard section it recognises 8GB installed memory, but only 4GB available.
server is running exchange 2007, sql server 2005 (sql server is not the full version as such, just one that comes included with another program).
I have checked another server I manage with the same OS and that is displaying memory as normal.
Would anyone have any ideas as to why 50% of the memory is not being recognised.
Have tried restarting server. Have not had a chance to reset memory modules yet but will in the next day or 2.