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Windows 7: 4GB ram usage error?

02 Dec 2010   #11
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MiserySyndrome View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
hi and hello first check will be
  1. type msconfig in start menu and click on result
  2. go to boot and click advanced options
  3. in maximum memory make sure the box is UNTICKED
  4. click ok
  5. click apply
  6. click ok
  7. reboot if asked by windows
It it still gives a total of 2.7GB ...
The rest RAM seems to be hardware reserved, you might gain more additional RAM(3GB+) if you install the 64-bit version of Windows 7 as the 32-bit one will only address up to 2.6-3.25GB of RAM


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02 Dec 2010   #12
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
How to Restrict a Video Card's Memory How to Restrict a Video Card's Memory | eHow.com
But this won't apply to OP's system
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02 Dec 2010   #13
brianzion

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
How to Restrict a Video Card's Memory How to Restrict a Video Card's Memory | eHow.com
But this won't apply to OP's system
okey dokey i removed the post.
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02 Dec 2010   #14
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
How to Restrict a Video Card's Memory How to Restrict a Video Card's Memory | eHow.com
But this won't apply to OP's system
You're right that it won't help the OP's system, and actually won't help any system,

What is AGP Aperture size? | techPowerUp

Think of it as a pagefile for the video card set at the bios level and only actually gets used if the memory on the card is filled and needs more. Changing it won't make any difference as to the physical amount of memory on the card. That and that setting disappeared from bios' about the same time that PCI-E cards came out.

With 4 GB of system ram and a 1 GB video card the only way to free up that 1 GB back to system ram is 64 bit.

Quote:
And a friend of mine has Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and has the same problem with a 4GB RAM
That is a topic for another thread, but if his system only supports up to 4 GB ram then all the same limitations that apply to 32 bit will apply when running 64 bit.
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02 Dec 2010   #15
brianzion

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
How to Restrict a Video Card's Memory How to Restrict a Video Card's Memory | eHow.com
But this won't apply to OP's system
You're right that it won't help the OP's system, and actually won't help any system,

What is AGP Aperture size? | techPowerUp

Think of it as a pagefile for the video card set at the bios level and only actually gets used if the memory on the card is filled and needs more. Changing it won't make any difference as to the physical amount of memory on the card. That and that setting disappeared from bios' about the same time that PCI-E cards came out.

With 4 GB of system ram and a 1 GB video card the only way to free up that 1 GB back to system ram is 64 bit.

Quote:
And a friend of mine has Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and has the same problem with a 4GB RAM
That is a topic for another thread, but if his system only supports up to 4 GB ram then all the same limitations that apply to 32 bit will apply when running 64 bit.
like i said i removed the post
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02 Dec 2010   #16
MiserySyndrome

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (x64) 6.1.7601
 
 

Thank you everybody :)
But do I have to got the USB driver plugged in at all times?
Or not?
And is an SD card good as well?
Because I can keep SD'cards inserted in my SD slot at all times :)
And not having to remove my USB drive :)
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02 Dec 2010   #17
brianzion

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MiserySyndrome View Post
Thank you everybody :)
But do I have to got the USB driver plugged in at all times?
Or not?
And is an SD card good as well?
Because I can keep SD'cards inserted in my SD slot at all times :)
And not having to remove my USB drive :)
yes leave it in if you want best performance. if you choose the settings like mine in the pic (dedicate this device to readyboost) if you need to take it out to use another sd card for pics etc windows will remember it when you put it back in the slot, what i do is call the drive readyboost or RB so i no what drive it is also if you click on it in computer you will see the readyboost icon as like in my other pic (also a good way to see if windows has configured it). the SD slot will be good i use that its ok and it saves a thumb drive sticking out!! what size sd do you have?


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02 Dec 2010   #18
brianzion

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

here is a pic showing the readyboost working in my pc:) also have a read of this in this link http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/m.../ff356869.aspx


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02 Dec 2010   #19
MiserySyndrome

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (x64) 6.1.7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MiserySyndrome View Post
Thank you everybody :)
But do I have to got the USB driver plugged in at all times?
Or not?
And is an SD card good as well?
Because I can keep SD'cards inserted in my SD slot at all times :)
And not having to remove my USB drive :)
yes leave it in if you want best performance. if you choose the settings like mine in the pic (dedicate this device to readyboost) if you need to take it out to use another sd card for pics etc windows will remember it when you put it back in the slot, what i do is call the drive readyboost or RB so i no what drive it is also if you click on it in computer you will see the readyboost icon as like in my other pic (also a good way to see if windows has configured it). the SD slot will be good i use that its ok and it saves a thumb drive sticking out!! what size sd do you have?
i don't have one right now.. I have a 4GB SD in my camera, but I need that xD
So I might buy one :)
what size u suggest?
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02 Dec 2010   #20
brianzion

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

hi there 4 GB will be ok windows will recognize it ok when you first put it in you should get a window pop up with choices as in the pic i have posted and choose speed up my system and dedicate the disc to readyboost


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