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Windows 7: All RAM not being used in 64-bit Win7


30 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64
 
 
All RAM not being used in 64-bit Win7

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and I've also got 4GB of RAM installed but it simply isn't being used. In both the System Information utility and Speccy, the 4GB of RAM is shown, yet the Total Physical Memory available is 2.92GB. I've tried everything I can think of and there has been no change. Please help.

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30 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

Do not worry, Windows 7 64 bit is using all the available memory here.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wikipedia
Integrated graphics processors (IGP) utilize a portion of a computer's system RAM rather than dedicated graphics memory.
Add your graphics memory to Total Physical Memory available and you will get your original 4 GB. Here is more info on integrated graphics.
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30 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64
 
 

Thanks for that. I acknowledged that it might be the integrate graphics processor, however, I didn't know that it needed about 1GB of RAM. Unfortunately, I cannot allocate less RAM to the IGP... One thing which I don't understand, however, is why my PC isn't being recognised as a 64-bit system in the 'System' section of Control Panel. Do you have any ideas why this may be the case?
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30 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

What does it say under system type than? Could you please provide a screenshot?

About allocating less memory to IGP, 4 years ago I came across some custom build of ATI drivers pack (or was it a modding tool for ATI drivers). Anyway, I was able to edit that RAM parameter in the driver file. But I do not know if something like this exist for modern Intel cards, plus driver will became unsigned and won't be easily accepted by Win 64 bit.
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30 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Download and run the free version of Belarc: Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit

It'll show exactly what you have installed on your system.
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30 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64
 
 

I apologise, I made a schoolboy error(I'm actually a schoolboy). I forgot that the system type is displayed beneath the Processor information and not elsewhere on the page. It is, in fact, displayed as a 64-bit system. Sorry again for the mistake...
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30 Oct 2011   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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Total Physical Memory available is 2.92GB

That tells you what is currently not being used or used for caching but available. The rest is being used. The is a normal situation and may change during the day.

Open Resource Monitor > Memory tab. The colored graph will show you exactly what is going on. Everything in blue is "available".
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31 Oct 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64
 
 

Thanks, whs. I'll keep an eye on the Resource Monitor and see if anything changes over the next few days.
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