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Windows 7: windows not enough resources

01 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
windows not enough resources

I was using PRIMAVERA program and wanted to record my activities with CAMTASIA. After a couple of minutes of recording WINDOWS gave a dialogue box warning that WINDOWS DON'T HAVE ENOUGH RESOURCES AVAILABLE, it suggested that I should run windows in classic view. so I chose it. But after a while it still seemed not enough coz my cursor keeps on fading. So I set the advance system setting to maximize for performance mode. Thankfully I got through the day without having anymore problems so far but I'm just wondering if there's any way to increase the resources without having to sacrifice the visual styles? Please help out.

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01 Oct 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zyrandiel View Post
I was using PRIMAVERA program and wanted to record my activities with CAMTASIA. After a couple of minutes of recording WINDOWS gave a dialogue box warning that WINDOWS DON'T HAVE ENOUGH RESOURCES AVAILABLE, it suggested that I should run windows in classic view. so I chose it. But after a while it still seemed not enough coz my cursor keeps on fading. So I set the advance system setting to maximize for performance mode. Thankfully I got through the day without having anymore problems so far but I'm just wondering if there's any way to increase the resources without having to sacrifice the visual styles? Please help out.
Win 7 32bit can utilize about 3.25 gigs of ram out of y our 4. The resources they may be referring to is RAM, paging file, or HD space.

The only way you can increase your ram is if your machine can run 64 bit and you add ram. 32bit is maxed out at 4.

You are using some very resource intensive apps and if you need to, I suggest you find out if your machine can run 64bit.
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01 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

My system is 64-bit compatible but I don't intend to change to 64-bit anytime soon.

I read in the SYSTEM INFORMATION part of my laptop that i have only 2.99GB available. Does this mean that the maximum ram that my unit can utilize is only 2.99GB?

How about this pagefile thing? What's the use for this pagefile? Is it okay if I modify it to free more resources?

Only CAMTASIA and PRIMAVERA were running when I made that recording and it hogged all my resources. Please help
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01 Oct 2011   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zyrandiel View Post
My system is 64-bit compatible but I don't intend to change to 64-bit anytime soon.

I read in the SYSTEM INFORMATION part of my laptop that i have only 2.99GB available. Does this mean that the maximum ram that my unit can utilize is only 2.99GB? Yes 4 gigs total--32 bit can only use 3.25--minus your video ram=2.99

How about this pagefile thing? What's the use for this pagefile? Is it okay if I modify it to free more resources? Page file is HD used when you run out of ram.

Only CAMTASIA and PRIMAVERA were running when I made that recording and it hogged all my resources. Please help
Camtasia by itself will use the remaining ram.

My system running Camtasia has 8 gigs and it is barely enough.
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01 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

" video ram " ? is this different from the video memory card of my NVidia?
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01 Oct 2011   #6

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zyrandiel View Post
" video ram " ? is this different from the video memory card of my NVidia?
VRAM is what is installed on your video card.
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02 Oct 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

but i have a dedicated graphics card with 1GB memory, why should vram take a space in my system RAM?
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02 Oct 2011   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

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In the absence of the /PAE switch, the Windows memory manager is limited to a 4 GB physical address space. Most of that address space is filled with RAM, but not all of it. Memory-mapped devices (such as your video card) will use some of that physical address space, as will the BIOS ROMs. After all the non-memory devices have had their say, there will be less than 4GB of address space available for RAM below the 4GB physical address boundary.
Source: Coding Horror: Dude, Where's My 4 Gigabytes of RAM?
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02 Oct 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thanks mars, the link could have been written in chinese. I won't try to comprehend the explaination to save myself from severe nosebleed. So, what if I enable the TURBO BOOST TECHNOLOGY? Will it help?
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02 Oct 2011   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

My best guess is ... it should help. Seems like the jury is still out on that. Some folks report serious lag at startup as the flash drive tries to integrate itself into the system. Others say if you use a good high quality flash, lag is not a problem. Since you're using some heavy duty apps I would personally think it will help ... but how much help is an unknown factor.

Does readyboost help at all?

ReadyBoost - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows
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