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Windows 7: Ram

24 Jul 2010   #1
ritesh

Windows 7
 
 
Ram

I have 3.00GB installed in my computer and I only get 2.30GB.

Why??

Note   Note
This is my new computer and I don't want to modify anything



Please help.

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24 Jul 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ritesh View Post
I have 3.00GB installed in my computer and I only get 2.30GB.

Why??

Note   Note
This is my new computer and I don't want to modify anything



Please help.

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Probably your video card and maybe page file.
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24 Jul 2010   #3
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

HDD cache, CPU cache, Video card, etc got the rest .
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24 Jul 2010   #4
ritesh

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
HDD cache, CPU cache, Video card, etc got the rest .
Is there anyway to clear it?
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24 Jul 2010   #5
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ritesh View Post
Is there anyway to clear it?
Probably not . 32 bit system shows less usable ram, normally.
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24 Jul 2010   #6
housry23

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try using 64-bit Win 7. Your 32-bit key will work for 64-bit as long as they are not installed at the same time. If it still shows the same thing in 64-bit then it is probably your video card's shared memory. 64-bit reserves less RAM for hardware than 32-bit.
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24 Jul 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Go to Resource Monitor > Memory tab and look at the color bar. That will tell you how much is system reserved (the leftmost grey area). Once we know that, we can explore for what it is used.
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24 Jul 2010   #8
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by housry23 View Post
Try using 64-bit Win 7. Your 32-bit key will work for 64-bit as long as they are not installed at the same time. If it still shows the same thing in 64-bit then it is probably your video card's shared memory. 64-bit reserves less RAM for hardware than 32-bit.
Good point Upgrading to 64 bit os should reduce unusable ram quantity, provided the GPU is not sharing memory.
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24 Jul 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by housry23 View Post
Try using 64-bit Win 7. Your 32-bit key will work for 64-bit as long as they are not installed at the same time. If it still shows the same thing in 64-bit then it is probably your video card's shared memory. 64-bit reserves less RAM for hardware than 32-bit.
I do not think 64bit will help. Since he has only 3GBs, there should not be an address space problem. He has something (e.g. graphics) using real memory.
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24 Jul 2010   #10
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I do not think 64bit will help. Since he has only 3GBs, there should not be an address space problem. He has something (e.g. graphics) using real memory.
Agreed. It's most likely his video card and such sharing system memory.
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