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Windows 7: Usable Ram


18 Jul 2012   #1

windows 7 home basic 64 bit
 
 
Usable Ram

Hi please help, I have just installed an additional 1 GB ram to my 2GB on an hp 635, problem is that it has put all the 1GB to system reserved memoty and only 1.60 is usable, hoe do I fix this, im using windows 7 home basic on an hp 635

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18 Jul 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1
 
 

Could you please provide more information about your system?

Is it a laptop or desktop?
From your system specs it shows you are running 64bit. go to Start -> Right Click on Computer -> Properties. Under System type it will tell you if 64 bit.
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18 Jul 2012   #3

windows 7 home basic 64 bit
 
 
usable memory

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HonorGamer View Post
Could you please provide more information about your system?

Is it a laptop or desktop?
From your system specs it shows you are running 64bit. go to Start -> Right Click on Computer -> Properties. Under System type it will tell you if 64 bit.
model hp 635 notebook pc

processor: amd e-450 apu with radeon(tm) hd graphics 1.65 ghz

installed memory(ram) 3.00GB (1.60 GB usable)

system type 64-bit operating system
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18 Jul 2012   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1
 
 

Follow this tutorial to see if there is a maximum set of memory:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

Post results please
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18 Jul 2012   #5

windows 7 home basic 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HonorGamer View Post
Follow this tutorial to see if there is a maximum set of memory:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

Post results please
it is still the same, i checked resource monitor and it has 1430mb hardware reserved memory
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18 Jul 2012   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1
 
 

This could also be set in your systems BIOS settings. OR there is only so much the motherboard can handle.

What is your motherboard make model?
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18 Jul 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Your Radeon IGP is probably reserving that ~512mb for itself as VRAM. You can set it lower in the BIOS, probably down to 256 or 128.
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18 Jul 2012   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1
 
 

Even though it is a 512mb for the VRAM, it shouldn't be taking a full GB away from usable RAM.
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18 Jul 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Ahhhh I read "2Gb" from the first post and didn't see the "added 1Gb", woops. But my point still stands. Before you installed the 1Gb stick, how much RAM did you have available back then?
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18 Jul 2012   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1
 
 

If i read correctly, it was saying that 1.60GB were usable at that time.
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