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Windows 7: Windows 7 not using all my ram?

30 Sep 2009   #1
OmegaZab

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Windows 7 not using all my ram?

so i have this issue.. i don't know if its supposed to be like this but my computer has 3 gb of ram in it but my windows 7 pro that i got from my school every thing shows up as a 64 bit os... so why? any ideas what i could do?

well any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Ha sorry thought i was in a different part of the forum. if someone could move this and delete this part that would be super sorry :-D




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30 Sep 2009   #2
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Just with doing a quick look at google this is a laptop you are using, and the last one gig might be shared for your video card, the only way to be sure is to boot into the system BIOS and see if that is how its setup with shared video memory.
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30 Sep 2009   #3
Zahl

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Also make sure you got the latest bios and look around for a "Memory Remap" option. If there is make sure its enabled
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01 Oct 2009   #4
OmegaZab

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

i think another thread solved my issue. they were saying that the 3gb usable means what is left after windows allocates what it needs i have all the aero stuff running. i thought about the video card but when i looked into purchasing this laptop it said it was a separate graphics card. i have recently updated bios from the asus website. it was not speific but said it added win 7 support.

here is where i bought it from the only thing that is a major change is that i reformatted to win 7 pro
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01 Oct 2009   #5
Zahl

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

The thing is that you're running windows x64 and it doesn't need to allocate any ram for devices. Unless your video card shares system memory then its understandable but even then 1GB seems excessive. I would still poke around in the bios for the memory remap/memory hole option but keep in mind that it might not even have it.
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02 Oct 2009   #6
QuackPot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I have a laptop with 4GB of ram and my Windows 7 x64 RTM detects it all. And I have about 1GB of RAM shared with my graphics card too.
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03 Oct 2009   #7
OmegaZab

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

fixed it... under msconfig > boot > Advanced options > Max Memory. Uncheck that and all the ram shows up. I found that out on another thread
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03 Oct 2009   #8
Christopher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit / Ubuntu 10.04
 
 

Why was that checked in the first place? The default is unselected. Did you go in there and change it at some point?
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04 Oct 2009   #9
OmegaZab

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Ya I never did anything but changesome of the boot up
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04 Oct 2009   #10
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OmegaZab View Post
i think another thread solved my issue. they were saying that the 3gb usable means what is left after windows allocates what it needs i have all the aero stuff running. i thought about the video card but when i looked into purchasing this laptop it said it was a separate graphics card. i have recently updated bios from the asus website. it was not speific but said it added win 7 support.

here is where i bought it from the only thing that is a major change is that i reformatted to win 7 pro
Welcome to Seven Forums,

Your computer has 4GB RAM. Other processes use some of the RAM.

Check your Task Manager to see what is using it.
Right click your taskbar, click Start Task Manager, click the Precesses tab.

Here you can see what your memory is being used for.

Click the Performance tab, this is another view of what your RAM is doing for you.

The 3GB usable means 1GB is currently being used by your computer to run processes, you have 3GB usable or available for doing anything else you might want to.

This is normal, everything is good.


Edit:
This has been clarified in this thread, you are correct the "under msconfig > boot > Advanced options > Max Memory" will fix this.
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