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Windows 7: RAM issues in msconfig, HELP

19 Apr 2011   #11
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Do this. Uncheck "Number of processors" and "Maximum memory" those two checkboxes should be unchecked.
NEVER CHANGE THEM AGAIN!


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19 Apr 2011   #12
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Uncheck the box, and the RAM is no longer limited. I don't know of any other way to constrain memory usage in Windows 7. That is not to say that there are none, I just don't know about them.

If you remove the constraint in that box, ( box set to zero (0) ), and uncheck the box, Windows should automatically start using the full RAM complement at its disposal again.

Occasionally the system can "hang" at a certain preset memory usage. Presumably due to a registry setting. I don't know where the registry setting is. ( Or any ini files concerning it ).

On the few occasions where I have had to fiddle with this, unchecking the box, shutting down the machine, and then removing and replacing the RAM sticks has solved the problem. The only people I know of who play around with this much are gamers. I have no idea why it works on some games.

To be perfectly honest, I have no idea why these options are available, or what they might be used for.

Under normal circumstances you should never check these boxes.

Uncheck the "Number of processors" box as well.

Regards....Mike Connor
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20 Apr 2011   #13
MROOD

windows ultimate x64
 
 

thanks, it looks like the isue is now fixed, a full 6gb is shown and the ram rescource monitor is looking as it was before the change, damn I thought clicking the maximum tick box was selecting all the ram, I was wrong !

cheers for the help



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MROOD View Post
Hi Mike

I just took out 2x sticks of ram (4gig) restarted the comp and under system specs the comp realised there was only 2 gig left, so I switched it off and re-applied the remaining 2x sticks, now totaling 6gb ram !

nothing has changed, it still shows 2000 gb ram under msconfig,

That screenshot, shows that I should uncheck the tick box ?
Well I have at the moment the box is ticked, (checked) as I thought if the maximium memory box was checked then the PC would use the maximum memory available? which is 6gb ?

Ive tried to attach a screenshot like you have !






Also I seen somewhere once you reduce your ram in the smconfig place ten to revert back to what it was before, you have to go and do somthing in the ini fole or folders ? I dont know if this is right.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Uncheck the box "Maximum Memory";



Regards....Mike Connor
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20 Apr 2011   #14
MROOD

windows ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Do this. Uncheck "Number of processors" and "Maximum memory" those two checkboxes should be unchecked.
NEVER CHANGE THEM AGAIN!

yes sir, all fixed now, wont be messing around with these settings any more !
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20 Apr 2011   #15
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MROOD View Post
thanks, it looks like the isue is now fixed, a full 6gb is shown and the ram rescource monitor is looking as it was before the change, damn I thought clicking the maximum tick box was selecting all the ram, I was wrong !

cheers for the help
My pleasure.

Regards....Mike Connor
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Apr 2011   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Well until now I have never looked there before. Mine are both unchecked.
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