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Windows 7: RAM issues in msconfig, HELP


19 Apr 2011   #1

windows ultimate x64
 
 
RAM issues in msconfig, HELP

Hi

I have windows 7 64bit,
Well I found out that ACT OF WAR cannot be played with windows7 that is over 2 GB of ram. On here I have 6Gigs
So I found a solution to this problem by going to my system config,Boot,
Advanced options. There I had brought my maximum memory from 6144 which
was what it came with to 2000 which it is at now. And I applied it, an
restarted my comp, and wonderfully my game worked.

Now that I am no longer playing the game I wanted to
bring the maximum memory back up to 6144 again. But every time I do change it through the ms config option, it just goes back to 2000 after saving and re-starting the computer. I have tried it 5 times, I select the maximum memory 6144 and save and restart but it kepps on reverting back to 2000 ?So my question is/ Is this a problem? and how can I bring it back up to
the original 6144 or 6 gigs of ram ? memory(if i can)

Thank you

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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19 Apr 2011   #2

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MROOD View Post
Hi

Now that I am no longer playing the game I wanted to
bring the maximum memory back up to 6144 again. But every time I do change it through the ms config option, it just goes back to 2000 after saving and re-starting the computer. I have tried it 5 times, I select the maximum memory 6144 and save and restart but it kepps on reverting back to 2000 ?So my question is/ Is this a problem? and how can I bring it back up to
the original 6144 or 6 gigs of ram ? memory(if i can)

Thank you
Probably the simplest way, considering you built this yourself, is to take the extra 4 Gigs of RAM out of the machine, and then reboot. Then shutdown, replace the RAM and reboot again. Normally Windows will then find the RAM.

Remove any RAM limit configurations before you do this.

Regards....Mike Connor
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Apr 2011   #3

windows ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MROOD View Post
Hi

Now that I am no longer playing the game I wanted to
bring the maximum memory back up to 6144 again. But every time I do change it through the ms config option, it just goes back to 2000 after saving and re-starting the computer. I have tried it 5 times, I select the maximum memory 6144 and save and restart but it kepps on reverting back to 2000 ?So my question is/ Is this a problem? and how can I bring it back up to
the original 6144 or 6 gigs of ram ? memory(if i can)

Thank you
Probably the simplest way, considering you built this yourself, is to take the extra 4 Gigs of RAM out of the machine, and then reboot. Then shutdown, replace the RAM and reboot again. Normally Windows will then find the RAM.

Remove any RAM limit configurations before you do this.

Regards....Mike Connor
Thanks, how do i remove the ram configs, as I dont think I have a ram configs?
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19 Apr 2011   #4

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MROOD View Post

Thanks, how do i remove the ram configs, as I dont think I have a ram configs?
I don't know what you set up to limit the ram usage in the first place. Whatever you did to limit RAM usage, you will have to remove.

Once there are no constraints, then Windows should once again use all the RAM it needs, up to the full installed amount.

Regards....Mike Connor
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Apr 2011   #5

windows ultimate x64
 
 

im gonna try this right now, also i dint config any ram settings, all it was just insert the 3 sticks, 3x2 and away I go,,,

I,ll get back to u in 10 mins

cheers
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19 Apr 2011   #6

windows ultimate x64
 
 

im gonna try this right now, also i dint config any ram settings, all it was just insert the 3 sticks, 3x2 and away I go,,,

I,ll get back to u in 10 mins

cheers





Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MROOD View Post

Thanks, how do i remove the ram configs, as I dont think I have a ram configs?
I don't know what you set up to limit the ram usage in the first place. Whatever you did to limit RAM usage, you will have to remove.

Once there are no constraints, then Windows should once again use all the RAM it needs, up to the full installed amount.

Regards....Mike Connor
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

This is a new one for me. I never heard of a program that wouldn't run because you have to much ram. My understanding is that programs use the ram they need and no more. They will argue when they ask for more ram and it isn't there.
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19 Apr 2011   #8

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Uncheck the box "Maximum Memory";



Regards....Mike Connor
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19 Apr 2011   #9

windows ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Mike

I just took out 2x sticks of ram (4gig) restarted the comp and under system specs the comp realised there was only 2 gig left, so I switched it off and re-applied the remaining 2x sticks, now totaling 6gb ram !

nothing has changed, it still shows 2000 gb ram under msconfig,

That screenshot, shows that I should uncheck the tick box ?
Well I have at the moment the box is ticked, (checked) as I thought if the maximium memory box was checked then the PC would use the maximum memory available? which is 6gb ?

Ive tried to attach a screenshot like you have !






Also I seen somewhere once you reduce your ram in the smconfig place ten to revert back to what it was before, you have to go and do somthing in the ini fole or folders ? I dont know if this is right.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Uncheck the box "Maximum Memory";



Regards....Mike Connor


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19 Apr 2011   #10

windows ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
This is a new one for me. I never heard of a program that wouldn't run because you have to much ram. My understanding is that programs use the ram they need and no more. They will argue when they ask for more ram and it isn't there.

I thought that too, but the screenshot ive attached below shows my pc is only using 2gb instead of the 6gb, and now im trying to revert back to the 6gb by selecting the advance options in the msconfig section, im gonna try inchecking the maximum memory bit and see what happens !
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