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Windows 7: What amount of Ram do I have?

16 Oct 2010   #1
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
What amount of Ram do I have?

Hello,
Just righting in reference to the fact that I have 4 GBs of memory, but the Desktop Gadget CPU Usage says I only have 2818 MB. Any easy to understand explanations.
Like to get to know the system better. Thanks for any assistance
glennc


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16 Oct 2010   #2
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

This might explain it:

Installed/usable RAM memory?
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16 Oct 2010   #3
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
This might explain it:

Installed/usable RAM memory?
Hello marsmimar,
Thanks for taking time to reply. I agree that might explain it if I knew what the hey it was talking about. I am running 64-bit Ultimate. PC-Wizard indicates I have 4096 MBs. I noticed my virtual memory is set to 2812 MBs and that is the exact amount showing on the CPU Usage Gadget. So I am basically still confused. I do appreciate your assistance.
glennc
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16 Oct 2010   #4
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

click START/COMPUTER then "system properties". that page will show you the amount of installed RAM that windows recognizes.
virtual memory is actually space on your hard drive that the operating system uses in case it runs out of RAM.
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16 Oct 2010   #5
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Click start orb. Type resource monitor into search bar and then click resource monitor.
Click the Memory tab .

The picture below I highlighted the "In Use" which is actual RAM used at the moment.
Everything else is available for use.
Free isn't doing anything -asleep sort of. Could be awakened at any time.
Standby and the others are ready for immediate use- awake and ready.

Maybe that will help a bit.
Mike
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16 Oct 2010   #6
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Performance Information and Tools\Advanced Tools... Click Resource Monitor

-memory-usage.jpg

This will tell you how much memory you have installed and how it's being used.

You can hover your mouse over each color bar and it will tell you what it's for.

Hope this helps.

Dang it, Hopalong X beat me to it


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17 Oct 2010   #7
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kword88 View Post
click START/COMPUTER then "system properties". that page will show you the amount of installed RAM that windows recognizes.
virtual memory is actually space on your hard drive that the operating system uses in case it runs out of RAM.
Thanks kword88,
Your advice confirmed that I have 4.00 GBs. It seems as if the gadget is messed up.
Appreciate your time and knowledge.
glennc
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17 Oct 2010   #8
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Click start orb. Type resource monitor into search bar and then click resource monitor.
Click the Memory tab .

The picture below I highlighted the "In Use" which is actual RAM used at the moment.
Everything else is available for use.
Free isn't doing anything -asleep sort of. Could be awakened at any time.
Standby and the others are ready for immediate use- awake and ready.

Maybe that will help a bit.
Mike
Hello Hopalong,
Thank your for responding. You clear definition and use of the resource monitor for memory checking was fantastic. I now understand that small portion and it's use.
Big help!
glennc
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17 Oct 2010   #9
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Performance Information and Tools\Advanced Tools... Click Resource Monitor

Attachment 105151

This will tell you how much memory you have installed and how it's being used.

You can hover your mouse over each color bar and it will tell you what it's for.

Hope this helps.

Dang it, Hopalong X beat me to it
Hello sygnus21,
He may have beat you but you still responded with sound and great advice. I appreciate your effort an time.
glennc
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17 Oct 2010   #10
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Thanks glennc,

Would have responded earlier but my internet has been down all of last night and most of the day

Anyways glad we were able to help.

Peace
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