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Windows 7: Windows 7 Error Memory2.5Gb Ram

21 Dec 2010   #11
beman36

Se7en X64 ultimate/Se7en X64 ultimate
 
 

I'm having the same problem with my old rig I use for gaming old games like ravenshield when I cant use my main rig, I have an HP media center m1270n with 4 gigs of ram but only 2.87 is being shown!(and its bugging the sh*t out of me) I have a ATI HD 4600 series video card! which scores very high on the WEI score...no matter what I try I cant get it to show 4gb! grrrr


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21 Dec 2010   #12
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by beman36 View Post
I'm having the same problem with my old rig I use for gaming old games like ravenshield when I cant use my main rig, I have an HP media center m1270n with 4 gigs of ram but only 2.87 is being shown!(and its bugging the sh*t out of me) I have a ATI HD 4600 series video card! which scores very high on the WEI score...no matter what I try I cant get it to show 4gb! grrrr
This is very likely because your RAM is being allocated to your GPU and is hardware reserved
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21 Dec 2010   #13
beman36

Se7en X64 ultimate/Se7en X64 ultimate
 
 

but why? I have a dedicated card! and in my bios I put use PCI-E so it shouldn't be allocating anything for the GPU...also can I do something to change how the memory is being allocated?
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21 Dec 2010   #14
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LegendAndy View Post
My windows is not activated . These must be the problem ?
It's been said several times, but the problem is, your video card is using some of your system memory as it's own memory. That's what shared memory is. There isn't anything you can do about this.
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21 Dec 2010   #15
LegendAndy

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 (32-bit)
 
 



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21 Dec 2010   #16
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yep, Andy, hardware reserved; nothing you can do about that. Thanks for the screenshot, Andy! Nice job.

Your non-activation doesn't have anything to do with it either but I'd get that sorted as soon as possible.
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22 Dec 2010   #17
LegendAndy

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
Yep, Andy, hardware reserved; nothing you can do about that. Thanks for the screenshot, Andy! Nice job.

Your non-activation doesn't have anything to do with it either but I'd get that sorted as soon as possible.
And if those will be allocated 0.5 gb hard, the games will consume less than 0.5 gb ram ?
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22 Dec 2010   #18
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LegendAndy View Post
I have a laptop with win 7 installed. The problem is that win 7 see only 2.5 Gb ram
instead of 3 Gb (real).
So, please give me a helping hand in order to solve this problem.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LegendAndy View Post
Avaible 1860
Cached 1008
Total 2550
Installed 3072
What i must do to run all of my Ram ?
Out of the 3,072MB installed memory, use can only use 2,560MB. The "missing" 512MB is, as was mentioned in an earlier post, reserved by hardware. With such a large amount being reserved, it is likely for the graphics hardware of the laptop.

If they provide the facility to do so, so into the BIOS, and try to adjust the amount of memory being used for the graphics card. Most desktops with on-board graphics provide this option, so maybe your laptop will to?
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22 Dec 2010   #19
gaz

Windows 7 X64 Bit
 
 

32 bit cant address all ram to start with, only 64bit will address all ram if bios allows it to


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22 Dec 2010   #20
LegendAndy

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gaz View Post
32 bit cant address all ram to start with, only 64bit will address all ram if bios allows it to
But is a minus if is write 2.49 instead of 3.00? This same is i have a 1.5gb video card ?
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