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Whats using all the RAM?


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horlor44

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I 3x512 RAM but xp system info states only 1.11mb available! where is all the memory being used?.
Ive been through msconfig/startup and unchecked anything I think I dont want to load at startup.If I had only 512mb there wuold be no memory to work with!
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Where does it state 1.11mb? When you hit CTRL-ALT-DEL and check the PERFORMANCE tab, OR when you right click on MY COMPUTER and go to PROPERTIES and your system info is displayed?
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Start-progs-accessories-system tools-system info-summary.Ctrl alt del gives me about 118-119 available with aol loaded.Aol system info says 27%load,thats over a 1/4 of my RAM does that sound normal?...thanks

Edited by horlor44, 25 September 2005 - 05:18 PM.

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If you have never seen more than this out of the RAM (say you newly installed it), you may have to go into the BIOS setup when your computer is booting in order for it to detect the new RAM.
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The RAM is detected at boot up as 15366000 or something and is detected in all system infos, what i need to know is whether 27% load is normal ?
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The figure is fine for XP on idle
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Thanks for that,what I cant understand is how can XP run on Pc'swith less than 512, if on idle ,its using something like 425 for example?
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Windows XP auto-configures itself to run based on the memory that is installed. Meaning the more memory a computer has, the more memory is used by Windows XP. This is normal so that Windows XP will as efficient as possible as every different type of machine.
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Thanks a lot
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