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Windows 7: Problems with RAM/Hardware Reserved

09 Nov 2012   #1
jsmith10168

Win 7
 
 
Problems with RAM/Hardware Reserved

Ive got a Sony Vaio 64bit laptop dual processor 2.20 GHz. Its been very slow - the computer usage will stay about 70% and memory usage is alwasy >90%?? I looked at resource monitor and:

2300MB hardware reserved
664MB in use
3MB modified
94MB standbye
1MB Free

Currently if I look at the system profile there is 3GB of RAM installed with only about 700mb free; Im assuming this should be upwards to about 2.3GB free?

What is going on here? Why is the hardware reserved memory sooo high? Im assuming thats why it is slow - there is no free memory. Im guessing one of my RAM sticks is the problem.

Im assuming there is a 2GB + 1GB RAM sticks installed; Say one of these arent working properly, would the system profile still show 3GB or would it show less? Would you think this is a problem with the RAM sticks?


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09 Nov 2012   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Do us and yourself a favor and post one thread for one problem at one time for one computer. You will get better results and we won't be going in circles.
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09 Nov 2012   #3
jsmith10168

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Do us and yourself a favor and post one thread for one problem at one time for one computer. You will get better results and we won't be going in circles.
Sorry, I didnt know if this would go in performance or hardware? I dont know how to close a thread
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09 Nov 2012   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Lower left corner mark solved.
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