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Windows 7: Windows 7 Memory

12 Jun 2009   #1
riotkayak284

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 Memory

I have Win7 x64 installed and like it very much. I have a question. I have 5 gigs of RAM in my machine, but Windows reports 4 gigs as usable. Is this normal? is that meaning the OP system is taking a 1 gig for itself? I included a screenshot to help.




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12 Jun 2009   #2
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to SF.
Do you have a onboard video card? Cause if you do you might have 1gig shared video this option would be found inside your BIOS.
And can you fill out your Systems Specs in your UserCP with will help us answer your question.
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12 Jun 2009   #3
The Sly Assassin

W7 7127 X64
 
 

Ok, i had this problem, only way i could fix it, was a fresh install and NEVER run the WEI test, because its the one that changes W7 to say xx.GB (xx.xx useable), at some stage, the WEI automatically runs, and calculates the scores, but didnt change the ram amount.
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13 Jun 2009   #4
riotkayak284

Windows 7
 
 
New Install

This is a new install that I did 2 nights ago. How did you keep the WEI from running? This is a definite bug in the system.
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13 Jun 2009   #5
The Sly Assassin

W7 7127 X64
 
 

i just didnt run the WEI test, at some stage it will run by itself, you wont even know, but it will give u a score, but not give you the xx.xxgb ram (xxgb useable) , just says 4gb, or in your case 5gb.
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13 Jun 2009   #6
Vipermk2

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I have 8Gb and I'm using about 1/5
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18 Jun 2009   #7
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Sly Assassin View Post
Ok, i had this problem, only way i could fix it, was a fresh install and NEVER run the WEI test, because its the one that changes W7 to say xx.GB (xx.xx useable), at some stage, the WEI automatically runs, and calculates the scores, but didnt change the ram amount.
Interesting... anyway to fix this WITHOUT doing a fresh install?... that would be ace...
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18 Jun 2009   #8
The Sly Assassin

W7 7127 X64
 
 

I dont think so mate, unless there's a file or registry key holding the information somewhere that can be easily edited, to display what its supposed to display, other then that simple answer is unfortunatly no.
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19 Jun 2009   #9
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Sly Assassin View Post
I dont think so mate, unless there's a file or registry key holding the information somewhere that can be easily edited, to display what its supposed to display, other then that simple answer is unfortunatly no.
Sounds like a major fail on MS's part... I can't afford to spend a day reinstalling everything simply cos WEI decides to do what it wants... There must be a way...
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23 Jun 2009   #10
The Sly Assassin

W7 7127 X64
 
 

If there is, id like to hear it, i reckon there is a file holding the info, but i dont have several spare hours to go looking for it.
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