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Windows 7: How do I set my ram to use permanently?

02 May 2013   #1
stuckstuck

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
How do I set my ram to use permanently?

Hey guys just wondering if you help me out to figure out what need to do in order to have all my 8gb ram to full use without having any percentage of it go into the reserved space of no return. Thanks


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02 May 2013   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Your computer will only use as much RAM as it needs- you cannot force it to use all the RAM if it doesn't require it.

Regards,
Golden
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02 May 2013   #3
stuckstuck

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Yes I see where you're coming from and I didn't mean it like that, what I meant was that I would like to have all my ram installed to be available, not in use. My bad for not being clear enough with my issue.
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02 May 2013   #4
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

stuckstuck, have a look at this tutorial

Memory
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02 May 2013   #5
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Unless you have used the boot options there is no such thing as reserved RAM. In resource monitor you may have noticed a bar labeled as "Standby". This memory is not in any way reserved but is available for the use of any process. This is fully managed by the operating system for best performance. Any manual intervention is almost certain to impair performance.

Is that what you mean by "reserved space of no return"?
If not please specify.
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02 May 2013   #6
stuckstuck

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

'Hardware Reserved', 1gb of it is gone towards that section, never has this ever happened till now.
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02 May 2013   #7
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

try this
msconfig/ boot tab/ advanced options/ uncheck the maximum memory if it is limited.

then check resource monitor memory tab to check
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02 May 2013   #8
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Make and model of the computer or motherboard would help. It is possible that the board only supports up to 8 GB, which if that is the case then this is what you are running into,

The system memory that is reported in the System Information dialog box in Windows Vista is less than you expect if 4 GB of RAM is installed

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When the physical RAM that is installed on a computer equals the address space that is supported by the chipset, the total system memory that is available to the operating system is always less than the physical RAM that is installed. For example, consider a computer that has an Intel 975X chipset that supports 8 GB of address space. If you install 8 GB of RAM, the system memory that is available to the operating system will be reduced by the PCI configuration requirements. In this scenario, PCI configuration requirements reduce the memory that is available to the operating system by an amount that is between approximately 200 MB and approximately 1 GB. The reduction depends on the configuration.
Despite almost all new(er) motherboards support more than 8 GB, it is possible that the manufacturer put a bios limit on it which will override what the memory controller/chipset supports (lower only, not higher).
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02 May 2013   #9
stuckstuck

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Yeah the memory maximum usage is ticked off but no luck.
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02 May 2013   #10
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

updating your specs will help. Do you have onboard video, if so it uses shared memory.. Stormy13's post explains things too.
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