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Windows 7: Could someone explain my memory layout?

10 Feb 2011   #21
brianzion

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

why not scan your memory and see what results come up

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10 Feb 2011   #22
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Good Day brianzion,
Thanks for your assistance. I began playing with Resmon and at the time of the snippet I was logged on as Admin with several gadgets and a backup verification running. I was also logged onto my User account and was running 4 gadgets, Tbird and Firefox and regular startup processes that I don't believe are necessary, ITune Helper, google update, my onboard video control center, etc:. I was getting pretty much instant response when typing and changing pages. I began to experiment by running Resmon and deleting gadgets and closing TBird and Explorer and then the Admin logon was finished the verification and I closed down and logged out. The amount of free memory changed dramatically. Yet the Total Memory of 2812 MB, again the same as the gadget showed always stayed the same. Subtracting 2812 from 4096, I got 1024. This coincides with the snippet's value for hardware reserved memory.
What is the hardware reserved memory used for? That is the difference in my physical and total memory. Happy days a minor epiphany.
Tryed RAMMON and it is just chuck full of information that I didn't know existed.
I used the trial companion benchmark test and got a 608.7. I would like to speed things up but since the memory never went into the pagefile, do I really need a memory upgrade. Would the money be better spent on an SSD.
I really would like to get an idea of what the 1024 MB System memory is doing.
Thanks again Sir.
glennc
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10 Feb 2011   #23
brianzion

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

Quote:
What is the hardware reserved memory used for?
did you check my post 20? please do.

windows is reserving 1024 for hardware what hardware? checking your specs for the graphics card. ATI Radeon HD 4200 Series Specifications
http://www.amd.com/us/products/deskt...tications.aspx
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10 Feb 2011   #24
brianzion

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

4 gig of ram is good i had that but upgraded to 8gig and glad i did i noticed a big improvement in the system
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10 Feb 2011   #25
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
Quote:
What is the hardware reserved memory used for?
did you check my post 20? please do.

windows is reserving 1024 for hardware what hardware? checking your specs for the graphics card. ATI Radeon HD 4200 Series Specifications
ATI Radeon HD 4200 Series Specifications
Thanks brianzion,
Will do! I am running 64 bit.
glennc
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10 Feb 2011   #26
brianzion

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glennc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
Quote:
What is the hardware reserved memory used for?
did you check my post 20? please do.

windows is reserving 1024 for hardware what hardware? checking your specs for the graphics card. ATI Radeon HD 4200 Series Specifications
ATI Radeon HD 4200 Series Specifications
Thanks brianzion,
Will do! I am running 64 bit.
glennc
yes i saw by your cpu specs extra ram is no probs for you
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10 Feb 2011   #27
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
Quote:
What is the hardware reserved memory used for?
did you check my post 20? please do.

windows is reserving 1024 for hardware what hardware? checking your specs for the graphics card. ATI Radeon HD 4200 Series Specifications
ATI Radeon HD 4200 Series Specifications
Hello brianzion,
I followed the instructions you posted in post #20 and unticked that box and resmon showed that my Hardware Reserved memory shrank from 1024 MB to 516 MB.
I now have 3580 MB Total. Amazing.
Please explain what I just did and it's, if any ramifications. Good word for the post.
Thank you once again!!
glennc
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10 Feb 2011   #28
brianzion

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glennc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
Quote:
What is the hardware reserved memory used for?
did you check my post 20? please do.

windows is reserving 1024 for hardware what hardware? checking your specs for the graphics card. ATI Radeon HD 4200 Series Specifications
ATI Radeon HD 4200 Series Specifications
Hello brianzion,
I followed the instructions you posted in post #20 and unticked that box and resmon showed that my Hardware Reserved memory shrank from 1024 MB to 516 MB.
I now have 3580 MB Total. Amazing.
Please explain what I just did and it's, if any ramifications. Good word for the post.
Thank you once again!!
glennc
WELL DONE!! you have let windows use all your ram so it will allocate it properly you have repaired the machine
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10 Feb 2011   #29
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glennc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
did you check my post 20? please do.

windows is reserving 1024 for hardware what hardware? checking your specs for the graphics card. ATI Radeon HD 4200 Series Specifications
ATI Radeon HD 4200 Series Specifications
Hello brianzion,
I followed the instructions you posted in post #20 and unticked that box and resmon showed that my Hardware Reserved memory shrank from 1024 MB to 516 MB.
I now have 3580 MB Total. Amazing.
Please explain what I just did and it's, if any ramifications. Good word for the post.
Thank you once again!!
glennc
WELL DONE!! you have let windows use all your ram so it will allocate it properly you have repaired the machine
Well done to you Kind Sir!! Still unsure of what occurred. Did I just allow the OS to properly set the Hardware System memory accurately, rather than a default value?
glennc
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10 Feb 2011   #30
brianzion

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

yes you have let windows use all your ram and allocate it properly always perform that check if you upgrade ram or take your modules out and replace them. can we mark this thread resolved?
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