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Windows 7: Only 2.93Gb usable of my 4Gb RAM?

07 Aug 2010   #11
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Cool. Thats an improvement. The other 0.2 GHz in probably being used by hardware still. Now I think you should rerun the WEI test. You might see an improvement.


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07 Aug 2010   #12
kseh

Windows 7
 
 

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Now your getting the maximum memory except what is allocated for the onboard laptop video card.
Is it possible to get those 200mb back or is it a no go
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07 Aug 2010   #13
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Well, they're still being used technically, and I doubt you will need it. If you took it away from you graphics card or whatever hardware is using it, you will see a general decreases in performance.
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07 Aug 2010   #14
kseh

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Cool. Thats an improvement. The other 0.2 GHz in probably being used by hardware still. Now I think you should rerun the WEI test. You might see an improvement.
:O whats WEI
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07 Aug 2010   #15
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

The score you see above your system specs. Its grayed out because you need to rerun it. Click the number, then click re-run assessment.

EDIT: click the link beside the number, not the number itself. Sorry bout that.
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07 Aug 2010   #16
kseh

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
The score you see above your system specs. Its grayed out because you need to rerun it. Click the number, then click re-run assessment.

EDIT: click the link beside the number, not the number itself. Sorry bout that.
Ohhh gotcha, so if i checked those two boxes again the (number of processor and the maximum memory) would my RAM drop again? I thought having those boxes checked helped the performance as well as startup, i might be wrong
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07 Aug 2010   #17
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

That is a common mis-perception that I believed at one time as well. I found it was actually better to leave both unchecked. Most people say it doesn't matter at all. Either way, the best think to do is leave them alone. They are only meant to be used for debugging purposes, which you aren't trying to do.
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07 Aug 2010   #18
kseh

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
That is a common mis-perception that I believed at one time as well. I found it was actually better to leave both unchecked. Most people say it doesn't matter at all. Either way, the best think to do is leave them alone. They are only meant to be used for debugging purposes, which you aren't trying to do.
Well that I didn't know. I always tried to get into msconfig and uncheck all unnecessary startup applications, then go into the Boot option and check those 2 boxes, hoping my computer would run or even start any faster.
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07 Aug 2010   #19
DocBrown

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

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07 Aug 2010   #20
kseh

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for all the Help!! Any tips on how i can make win 7 a bit faster?
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