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Windows 7: Windows only using half my RAM.

13 Apr 2014   #1
gar0421

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Windows only using half my RAM.

For some reason Windows is only using half of my installed amount of ram, why?




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13 Apr 2014   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

It's likely using all it wants to use.

To paraphrase the old joke, if it's using only half and you want it to use all of your RAM, take out half of what you have.

But I can't say as I've seen 16 GB for hardware reserved.
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13 Apr 2014   #3
gar0421

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

That's what I am really worried about
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13 Apr 2014   #4
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The reason is that you are using Windows 7 home premium which is limited to 16 GB RAM.
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You would need Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate to use all 32 GB. But only a very heavy workload would make real use of even 16 GB RAM.
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13 Apr 2014   #5
gar0421

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Ok thanks for that but now the real question is why is half of it locked in hardware reserved?
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13 Apr 2014   #6
HoneycombAG

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

So basically, if you install more than enough RAM in your computer, that means you'd have to install a new edition of Windows to take advantage of it.
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I have the whole 16 GB installed, but the system still holds around 52 MB of it in Hardware Reserved.
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13 Apr 2014   #7
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gar0421 View Post
Ok thanks for that but now the real question is why is half of it locked in hardware reserved?
Very simple really. Windows 7 home premium is limited to 16 GB RAM but you have 32 GB. To enforce the limit Windows does the only thing it can do and puts the 16 GB surplus into hardware reserved. This is precisely what you must expect. There is no legal way around this with your current OS.
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14 Apr 2014   #8
ICIT2LOL

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

Maybe a daft query but what are you going to use 32GB of RAM for??
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