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Windows 7: Not using all ram

24 May 2010   #1

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
Not using all ram

Hi, im a newbie on here but ive been racking my brain trying to find a reason why my system is only using 2.5 GB of my 8.0 GB available memory. Any help at all would be appreciated. Sorry if this is posted in the wrong place or already been answered.

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24 May 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadDog87 View Post
Hi, im a newbie on here but ive been racking my brain trying to find a reason why my system is only using 2.5 GB of my 8.0 GB available memory. Any help at all would be appreciated. Sorry if this is posted in the wrong place or already been answered.

It might be a setting in BIOS. type msconfig in search and check the settings for max ram, and max cpu.
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24 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Are you using 32-bit or 64-bit O/S? 32-bit will only recognize a maximum of 3.5 GB's of RAM.
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24 May 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

From where do you get the 2.5GB number. Is that all the system can use (like e.g. shown in Computer > Properties) or is this what the system is currently using (like shown in Task Manager > Performance tab). If you go to the Resource Manager > Memory tab, you will see the real story in the colored bar. E.g. like this:

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24 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Your specs say: OS 7600x32 Win 8-128 bit?
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