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Windows 7: Some ram unusable


17 Oct 2013   #1

windows Home premium 64-bit
 
 
Some ram unusable

I recently install windows virtual pc to run linux in windows 7. I noticed that when I went to check computer properties that the only 2.95 gb or ram were usable out of 6gb of ram. I think it might be the virtualization software using my ram so I uninstalled it. The virtualization software was windows virtual PC. How do I fix the ram problem. Thanks in advance I hope you can help me. Also I already tried the maximum ram fix in msconfig it didn't work.

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17 Oct 2013   #2

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

It would be helpful to post a screen shot of Resource Monitor. It should have a colored bar ram usage display.

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17 Oct 2013   #3

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You do not want to do the max ram fix in msconfig/boot/advanced.
You want it to look like this. The two red circles. No check marks.

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17 Oct 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by davado113 View Post
I recently install windows virtual pc to run linux in windows 7. I noticed that when I went to check computer properties that the only 2.95 gb or ram were usable out of 6gb of ram. I think it might be the virtualization software using my ram so I uninstalled it. The virtualization software was windows virtual PC. How do I fix the ram problem. Thanks in advance I hope you can help me. Also I already tried the maximum ram fix in msconfig it didn't work.
Do you mind posting your detail computer specs

The ram issue could be for many reasons so I want a full detail of specs
also do you happen to run a dedicated graphics card or are you using HD graphics off the CPU or off the Motherboard ?

One or a couple of things could be addressing your memory also provide us with a snip like this resource monitor it will tell you exactly where the ram is going and we can tell you how to shift it


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18 Oct 2013   #5

windows Home premium 64-bit
 
 

It went back to 6gb of ram now and I know why it was because of a sd card using my ram I don't know how but every time I would plug it in it would use my ram. I just formatted the sd card and everything worked fine.
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18 Oct 2013   #6

windows Home premium 64-bit
 
 

I'm google123 account now because the last account wasn't working. So I just discontinued that account and started a new one.
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18 Oct 2013   #7

windows Home premium 64-bit
 
 

thanks for your help I really appreciate it if I have any more problem I will be sure to get my system specs and put it here.
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18 Oct 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

You should do that anyway just because

You never know when you will return and it will make it just that much easier to help you

Also if any information was valuable to you please share with people that has similar issues we believe in learning and passing it on to others good luck Google and Welcome to SevenForums
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18 Oct 2013   #9

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Yes information is absolutely needed. Your specs are needed.
If you would of mentioned you had a SD card our suggestion and post would of been completely different.
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23 Oct 2013   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

@Layback Bear

How would a sd card use system ram? I am very confused. Thats storage, not ram.
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