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Windows 7: Using Windows Media Center with a Hauppauge 500 MCE tuner

04 Apr 2013   #1
David19444

Windows 7 Premuim sp1 64-bit OEM
 
 
Using Windows Media Center with a Hauppauge 500 MCE tuner

I have a new Windows 7 system with Media Center and am using 16 G of RAM. I need a tuner, which I have. However, it is a Hauppauge 500 MCE tuner. Hauppauge tells me this only works on s system with 4 G's or less. Is there a way to temporarily reduce the RAM to 4 G's when I want to use the tuner?


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04 Apr 2013   #2
MLStrand56

Win7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

I bought the Hauppauge 500 MCE TV Tuner a few years ago. It's NTSC ONLY TV tuner. Hauppage also to me that it will only work with 4Gig RAM or less. I'm not even sure if the 500 is 64bit compatible. I only used it on my 32-bit video editor.

If you want/need a TV tuner than can do HDTV & NTSC, look at the Hauppauge 1600. It comes in both PCI & PCIe versions.

MLStrand56
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13 Apr 2013   #3
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You can tell the system to use less RAM.

Type Msconfig into the start search box.

Press enter.

Select the Boot tab
The select Advanced options.
Put a check in Maximum memory
and type in 4094
Select OK
Then OK again.

Unfortunately you must reboot for this to take effect.
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14 Apr 2013   #4
MLStrand56

Win7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
You can tell the system to use less RAM.

Type Msconfig into the start search box.

Press enter.

Select the Boot tab
The select Advanced options.
Put a check in Maximum memory
and type in 4094
Select OK
Then OK again.

Unfortunately you must reboot for this to take effect.
This is Very Interesting. Will a simple re-boot put everything back to 16Gig RAM?

You could be the 1st. one in Hauppauge History, to break the 4Gig RAM ceiling!!!!!

MLStrand56
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14 Apr 2013   #5
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

No you must uncheck Maximum memory and reboot.
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