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Windows 7: Hardware is using up most of my RAM HP Probook 4530s

10 Feb 2013   #1
m0stlyharmless

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Hardware is using up most of my RAM HP Probook 4530s

I have a HP Probook 4530s that is double booted with Windows 7 and OSX and has 8 GB of RAM. It is running the version of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit that came with the computer. None of the original software has been removed. I have been having some issues with my hardware consuming most of the RAM in Windows 7 to the point where I only have 2.9 GB of usable RAM (I had the same amount of usable RAM when the computer had 4 GB of installed RAM). Windows detects that I have 8 GB of RAM installed so I don't think it is an issue with how the RAM is installed. (Additionally, I can use all of the RAM in OSX). How can I fix this issue?


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10 Feb 2013   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello and welcome mostly I reckon you should look at what is being used at boot up > Start > type msconfig > right click run as admin and go to the tab Start you will see what is being loaded at boot up you can then work through some of the bloatware which sounds like lot of your problem too and untick them see my on boot pic.

Another helpful thing is this Autoruns for Windows to see what you have running and this for a bit of tuning up-
Optimize Windows 7[2]=Performance Maintenance


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11 Feb 2013   #3
vaidas3

Windows 7 pro 64bit. (SP1)
 
 

Hardware uses to much RAM? you mean hardware reserved memory? Or software uses to much RAM?
Press START and type resource. resource monitor should come out. open it and open memory tab. can you post screen shot?
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11 Feb 2013   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hum vaidas thats why I asked re the running processes
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11 Feb 2013   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

That`s just the way it is with some motherboards and the way they and windows handles your memory. Just open up task manager>resource monitor>memory. Add up the total and you will see it`s all there. This is a shot of my 64 Bit Compaq with 6 Gigs installed and only 3.5 usable but as you can see it`s all there and hardware reserved.
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11 Feb 2013   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm note sure what to look for in running process for Hardware Reserve.
What does it look like.
Now AddRam picture shows me something.
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11 Feb 2013   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It wouldn`t be there, it`s memory that`s used for your video card.

Open up your WEI then click on view and print detailed performance. Then go down and look at your total available graphics memory, it should be way higher then the physical memory you have on the card. That`s hardware reserved memory. On this machine my BFG 9600 GT has 512 MB on the card, but it`s total available graphics memory is 2047 MB it`s using 1535 MB from the hardware reserved stock pile.
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11 Feb 2013   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

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11 Feb 2013   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Ya speccy shows you what you have and in each slot. But when you look at Physical memory it may show it wrong.

Speccy does not tell you what`s using your memory either. Good tool though, I`ve always used it for temps also.
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11 Feb 2013   #10
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Aye Carumba!

Whoa!
Is all of that memory being used by the graphics card?

Here's my RM.
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