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Windows 7: Why is most of my Ram hardware reserved (old noob)

08 Nov 2015   #1
Hildahoop

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Why is most of my Ram hardware reserved (old noob)

Hi guys I am trying to work out why my wife's computer is slowing down. I have noticed over half of my ram is reserved. I have an on board graphics cards Gigabyte 720 and i have portable hard drive as back up. other than that I cannot really think of anything that would be hogging ram. i seem to have the latest bios and i have checked the box for max ram is unticked.
Any ideas?
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08 Nov 2015   #2
Golden
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Check the number of items in Startup. Which are not needed?
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08 Nov 2015   #3
AddRAM

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Because you have on board graphics, if you had a discrete graphics card, that number would most likely come down.
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08 Nov 2015   #4
Hildahoop

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Sorry I think I have used the wrong terminology my Graphics card was bought as an upgrade and is plugged in the Pcie slot is this a discrete card?
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08 Nov 2015   #5
derekimo

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Following this tutorial will greatly help others to help you out in this matter,

System Info - See Your System Specs
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08 Nov 2015   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Every motherboard and video card are different and will give you different numbers, I would get a modern card and that hardware reserve number should change, but that`s not guarrenteed.

Did you look in the bios to see if there are any optionsyou can change as far as the dedicated system video memory ?

Usually it`s just shared, you`d have to look in computer properties to see what`s actually going on.

Example:


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08 Nov 2015   #7
AddRAM

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You really need to add some memory to your PC, if possible.
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10 Nov 2015   #8
Hildahoop

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I have added 4 gigs of Ram and most of that has been reserved too.


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