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Hi ,I was looking at my systems summary, and it said .
total physical memory -6.00GB
Available physical memory-2.87GB what gives? Is this normal,or do i have to turn it on some how??? Thanks
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Hi mate, sounds like your system is using the RAM? Please describe (or screenshot) exactly where you are seeing this.

Cheers

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:D Umm what version of windows are you using? I know you've posted in the win7 / vista section, but I am compelled to ask never the less.

What is the name and model # of your computer?

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This is a copy of the system information report. I have 6 GB of RAM and it shows only 2.87 available. Am I reading this wrong,or do I have to go into the system and enable the rest of the memory.
thanks for your help

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Nope the total is exactly what you have installed. Available is what is free after programs, OS and any other memory needed apps are running.
Autoruns will use a lot of memory and if you want we can take a look at them.
Download Autoruns from the link in my signature below:

1: Extract the Autoruns Zip file contents to a folder.
2: Double-click the "Autoruns.exe".
3: Click on the "Everything" tab
4: Remove any entries that mention "File Not Found" by right-clicking the entry and select Delete.
5: Go to File then to Export As or Save in some versions.
6: Save AutoRuns.txt file to known location like your Desktop.
7: Attach to your next reply.

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Thanks rshaffer61 This is my first computer build,and i just wanted to make sure it was all available, and every thing was working.
Thanks again you are always a big help. Mike
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I will be honest as the amount of memory you are using does seem high to me. I have 8 gigs of total memory and just over 6 gigs available.
I'm sure we can probably find some of the things causing this if you would like to continue with the autoruns. :D
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I hope this is what you need. thanks

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Yep that is it and now lets see what we can do to help you out.

Open Autoruns, click on "Logon" tab, and UN-check:

+ "NvCplDaemon"
+ "Acrobat Assistant 8.0"
+ "iTunesHelper"
+ "QuickTime Task"
+ "SunJavaUpdateSched"




When done restart computer and then:



Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop
  • Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
  • It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
  • Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
  • Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.


Download Auslogics Defrag from the link in my signature below. Auslogics Defrag in my opinion is better because:

It does a more comprehensive job at Defragging
It will actually show you what it is doing
At the end of working it will show you how much speed you picked up
You can view a online log of the files that Auslogics defragged

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WOW I definitely see A difference. went from 2.87 to 4.6 . I plan on adding some more memory soon.Thanks a lot
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Now 4.6 seems more like it Grumpy 1. :D
Good job following the steps. 6 gigs of memory should run just about anything you have but if you want to add more make sure your mobo can take more. ;) ;) ;)
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Thanks again :D
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Thanks for stepping in Ron, exactly my line of thought.

Good to hear your build went well Grumpy 1. :D
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Thank you Troy, I'm very happy with it.The decision to build one on my own was easy ,with all the support i get from every one here.Thank you everyone.
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