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Windows 7: win7 pro doesnt use all ram. already tried msconfig

27 Mar 2010   #1

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
win7 pro doesnt use all ram. already tried msconfig

My win 7 pro installation does not use all of my available memory.
My previous Vista installation used it all but win 7 doesnt. i have win 7 32 bit and i have already set in msconfig to use maximum available memory. but still no difference. can anyone help. screenshot posted below. thanks.

win7 pro doesnt use all ram. already tried msconfig-mem.jpg




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27 Mar 2010   #2

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
details

sorry for the blurry image.
it uses only 1.87 gb of the 2 gb available.
vista didnt do that. any help is appreciated. machine specs copied below
my bios is up to date

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Inspiron 1501
System Type X86-based PC
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-55, 1800 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. 2.6.3, 07/12/2007
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 1.87 GB

Available Physical Memory 880 MB
Total Virtual Memory 3.75 GB
Available Virtual Memory 2.36 GB
Page File Space 1.87 GB
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27 Mar 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Have a look into Resource Monitor > Memory tab whether there is some hardware reserved (to the left of the colored bar before the green section).
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27 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

Windows 7 does not use as many resources as Vista did, so what you are experiencing may be normal.
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27 Mar 2010   #5

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Have a look into Resource Monitor > Memory tab whether there is some hardware reserved (to the left of the colored bar before the green section).
yes i checked and i have 130mb reserved. what exactly is that reserved for and how do i find out what has reserved it .how can i reclaim it if its not for anything important..
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27 Mar 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

My first guess would be that you have an on-board graphic which uses that RAM. Can you tell us your graphic hardware. If you hover over the gray square box in Resource Monitor, it will give you some generic info.
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27 Mar 2010   #7

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
i use this

i use an ATI radeon xpress 1150 831mb hyper memory
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27 Mar 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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