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Windows 7: Resource Monitor says I have 18 GB installed memory

10 Aug 2010   #11

Windows 7

Looks dam impressive. Try reinstalling windows or get a new mobo.

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13 Aug 2010   #12

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Sorry for taking a couple days to respond, hadn't been around much. To answer your questions:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dom View Post
When you installed Windows 7, did you do an 'Upgrade install' or a 'Clean install'? The upgrade option has been known to cause problems, whereas the clean install comes out making the PC a lot more responsive, and less problems that the upgrade install would have had.
It was a clean install. I used a digitally downloaded copy that was purchased through that program where college students get Windows 7 Pro for $29.99.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
What does Speccy report?

What does CPU-Z report?
Both Speccy and CPU-Z say 4 GB.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pusspa View Post
i think it is adding your pagefile to the total.
To check, I tried setting my pagefile to 0 MB. Still said there was 18 GB.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
I strongly suspect that this will turn out to be a minor error in the registry however. The value that calculates the total seems to be off a bit in order to be seeing 18gb with only 4gb of physical memory installed. It seems to be tallying hardware mapping multiple times for seeing the 14+gb cached memory and then adding the other items to that in order to reach the 18gb total. The others seem to be the normal figures you would expect to see.
Yeah, that sounds like the only reasonable explanation from what I can tell. As I mentioned earlier, it seems to be having absolutely no effect on my performance one way or the other. So while I'm a little curious as to the exact cause, it's nothing I'm going to worry about.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigg123 View Post
Looks dam impressive. Try reinstalling windows or get a new mobo.
Reinstalling could probably fix it, but I don't plan on going through the procedure because of such a minor issue. It took me long enough to get everything just the way I like it on here
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Aug 2010   #13
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

Well if you have a spare drive to store an image of the drive or simply can use the Windows Easy Transfer tool for a good backup of files and settings 7 can be reinstalled fresh at some point. I would do that anyways in the event some other problem suddenly appears in case you did see a bad install the first time around.

Meanwhile if you haven't already burned the image to disk or created a usb install key that would be a smart move as well. It does point at a registry error of some type however. See how things go for now.
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