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Windows 7: Usable RAM

15 Jul 2012   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Usable RAM

My usable Ram on my new install looks low to me. What do some of you think and if so, why?




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15 Jul 2012   #2
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

What is sharing the RAM? Have you examined your BIOS to see what's going on?
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15 Jul 2012   #3
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

what do I look for to tell what is sharing Ram?
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16 Jul 2012   #4
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

It would be helpful if you could post a shot of the memory tab in resource monitor. Just type resource in the search box and select it.

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16 Jul 2012   #5
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

32bit windows only shows 2.98GB. if u were running 64bit u could use more
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16 Jul 2012   #6
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
It would be helpful if you could post a shot of the memory tab in resource monitor. Just type resource in the search box and select it.

Looks like the hardware reserved is eating it up. I am using a video card and a sound card. I tried the integrated for both and the quality was not as good. Do you think the video and sound cards are where the extra ram is going? I am using the same cards that I had in my previous setup and had 3.25 usable Ram. That is what prompted me to ask about it.


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16 Jul 2012   #7
kado897

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Yes. I think that says it all. You have a GB reserved for hardware. That seems a bit high. Don't really know how to go about determining what is using it but at a guess it may be your video card.
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16 Jul 2012   #8
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Yes. I think that says it all. You have a GB reserved for hardware. That seems a bit high. Don't really know how to go about determining what is using it but at a guess it may be your video card.
Thanks very much of your assistance. Still I am happy with the way the PC is performing, so that is all that matters.
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16 Jul 2012   #9
kado897

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That's all that matters really.
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