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Windows 7: How to change the shared system memory in W7


24 May 2010   #1

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
How to change the shared system memory in W7

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Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz (2675 MHz)
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate, 32-bit
DirectX version: 11.0
GPU processor: GeForce 9600 GT
Driver version: 196.21
CUDA Cores: 64
Memory interface: 256-bit
Total available graphics memory: 2303 MB
Dedicated video memory: 1024 MB
System video memory: 0 MB
Shared system memory: 1279 MB
Video BIOS version: 62.94.82.00.05
IRQ: 16
Bus: PCI Express x16 Gen2
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Hi guys,

I have 4gig of memory but since I switch to Windows 7 32bit I can only use 3gig of it.. now the issue is the shared system memory of 1,279mb.. since my memory is reduced to 3gig i'm having problem with my system memory, my system is slower than usual specially when I use photoshop cs3.

Appreciate any help..

Love this forum it helped me alot.


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24 May 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by romel View Post
[Display]
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz (2675 MHz)
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate, 32-bit
DirectX version: 11.0
GPU processor: GeForce 9600 GT
Driver version: 196.21
CUDA Cores: 64
Memory interface: 256-bit
Total available graphics memory: 2303 MB
Dedicated video memory: 1024 MB
System video memory: 0 MB
Shared system memory: 1279 MB
Video BIOS version: 62.94.82.00.05
IRQ: 16
Bus: PCI Express x16 Gen2
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hi guys,

I have 4gig of memory but since I switch to Windows 7 32bit I can only use 3gig of it.. now the issue is the shared system memory of 1,279mb.. since my memory is reduced to 3gig i'm having problem with my system memory, my system is slower than usual specially when I use photoshop cs3.

Appreciate any help..

Love this forum it helped me alot.
32 BIT WIN 7 CANNOT USE 4 GIGS OF RAM. PERIOD. The max (without special hardware) is usually around 3.25 gigs. the rest is probably used by shared video memory.

If your system is slower than normal it is from something else. I do wonder with a quad core why you are running 32 bit

KEN
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by romel View Post
[Display]
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz (2675 MHz)
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate, 32-bit
DirectX version: 11.0
GPU processor: GeForce 9600 GT
Driver version: 196.21
CUDA Cores: 64
Memory interface: 256-bit
Total available graphics memory: 2303 MB
Dedicated video memory: 1024 MB
System video memory: 0 MB
Shared system memory: 1279 MB
Video BIOS version: 62.94.82.00.05
IRQ: 16
Bus: PCI Express x16 Gen2
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hi guys,

I have 4gig of memory but since I switch to Windows 7 32bit I can only use 3gig of it.. now the issue is the shared system memory of 1,279mb.. since my memory is reduced to 3gig i'm having problem with my system memory, my system is slower than usual specially when I use photoshop cs3.

Appreciate any help..

Love this forum it helped me alot.
As Ken said above, why the heck are you running a 32bit OS? You are hampering your performance, wasting the money you spent on that 4Gb of RAM, and putting that awesome CPU to waste.
The good news is that since you already own Windows 7 Ult you can just download or borrow a copy of the Windows 7 Ult 64bit OS and install it, and use your SAME CD Key. There is no need to buy a new copy (Or you should be able to call MS to get one, might be a small fee).

For more information on 32bit vs 64bit: http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...omparison.html

In the end, as Ken said, there is LITERALLY no way for a 32 bit OS to use more than about 3.25Gb of Memory. THIS INCLUDES your RAM AND VRAM!

Hope this helps.

~Lordbob
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