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Windows 7: How does windows7 installation recognize ram..

04 Nov 2009   #1
GreeKNastY

 
 
How does windows7 installation recognize ram..

does it recognize it as general how much ram..or does it go specific...sorry if its a confusing question..but i have a gig ram on this laptop and i have some used for video ram..so total is a little under 1 gig..how will windows 7 recognize this..as "your pc has 1 gig ram" or "your pc has 9** ram"

thanks


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04 Nov 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GreeKNastY View Post
does it recognize it as general how much ram..or does it go specific...sorry if its a confusing question..but i have a gig ram on this laptop and i have some used for video ram..so total is a little under 1 gig..how will windows 7 recognize this..as "your pc has 1 gig ram" or "your pc has 9** ram"

thanks
Both

your computer has 1 gig of ram
and 900Mb available

Ken j
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04 Nov 2009   #3
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

You will probably need to upgrade to 2gb or more if your motherboard will accept it.
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04 Nov 2009   #4
GreeKNastY

 
 

yea the problem is it wont except anymore..pretty old computer..max 1 gig
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04 Nov 2009   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Look in control panels for performance information and tools.

choose advanced tools on the left.

choose view advanced system details

You should see several measures of memory if you scroll down.

I think the difference between "installed" and "total physical" represents what is used by your onboard video and whatever else may be borrowing system RAM.
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04 Nov 2009   #6
GreeKNastY

 
 

im on xp right now...those settinsg are for vista/win7 right
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04 Nov 2009   #7
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

If you are referring to my reply, yes, I was referring to Windows 7.
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04 Nov 2009   #8
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Did you run Microsoft Compatability test ?

Windows 7 Compatibility Center home
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04 Nov 2009   #9
GreeKNastY

 
 

yeah compat tests says i have the 9 and some MB of ram...
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