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Windows 7: Could someone explain my memory layout?

09 Feb 2011   #11
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Nah, its most likely the gadget glenn. Let see what others think.
Thanks Golden,
At my level of in-expertise any positive outlook is appreciated, especially when it is from the smart guys of this forum.
glennc


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09 Feb 2011   #12
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

what dont you understand or not sure of in the RAMMON tool?
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09 Feb 2011   #13
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
what dont you understand or not sure of in the RAMMON tool?
Hey brianzion,
Haven't downloaded it as yet. Wan't to try to find a gadget that worked correctly the first four either didn't show the memory, only showed percentage of memory used or showed the same incorrect value as the one I am using now. CPUID is good for my use. I am just not up to date on memory schemes, last computer didn't have dual channel. May give RAMMON a try. Will holler if I can use your assistance, thanks.
glennc
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09 Feb 2011   #14
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

fair enough just trying to help the snapshot of the rammon is of my memory modules
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09 Feb 2011   #15
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
fair enough just trying to help the snapshot of the rammon is of my memory modules
I appreciate it, but that is a lot of information that I don't understand and usually don't need. Take it easy.
glennc
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09 Feb 2011   #16
hotbowler

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

For Brianzion - Just a quick question on rammon. I downloaded it to see what it said about my system. Comparing your screenshot with the info provided on my computer I noticed a difference in physical memory. My total phyical memory is 3070MB (4096MB), total available physical memory 2044MB and memory load 33%. What I noticed was that your total physical memory numbers were both almost the same and was wondering why the difference I noticed in mine. No problems with my computer, it does all I want it to, just curious.
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09 Feb 2011   #17
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

if you type resmon in the start menu search box and click on resmon in the result pane you will get resource monitor up on the desktop and you can see where windows has allocated your ram etc just like my snapshot in this post. as you can see in rammon snapshot the figure has gone up because i am not using so much load on the memory.
  • available
  • cached
  • total
  • installed


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09 Feb 2011   #18
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

O.K. Now you guys (using in the non-sexist way), are getting me crazy. I am in unfamiliar territory and definitely over my head.
Here is a snippet from resmon taken just now...


Could someone explain my memory layout?-capture.png

Sorry but I can't follow how it says I have 4096 MB Installed and the same value as the gadget, 2812 MB Total. Can anyone explain that in moderately easy terms??
Thanks for any help.
glennc


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09 Feb 2011   #19
hotbowler

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for your answer. Resmon did show where it is being used. Mine shows hardware reserve of 1026, then the total 3070 (in use 1026, modified 35, stand by 1973 and free 20) which then adds up to the total physical memory. I'm guessing that the hardware reserve is probably additional memory for the video card.
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10 Feb 2011   #20
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

sorry if things look confusing @glennc are you running windows 7 64 bit or 32?

to check if windows is using all your ram follow these steps.

  • in windows start menu type msconfigin results pane in start menu click on msconfig (system configuration window will pop up on desktop) ]click the tab boot
  • click the tab advanced options
  • in the box maximum memory make sure the box is UN-TICKED no value 0
  • click ok, next box ok. if windows asks you to restart click restart if you have changed the maximum memory value.


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