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Are you using integrated graphics?
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No
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No windows 7 is using 1 gb for page filing you still have 3 gb's usable. And yes you need page filing. Some programs need it to run properly.

Edit: I see what your saying.

You could try Msconfig in search /boot/advances optoins/ check max memory and reboot

I would also update the bios if you have not yet.
Edited by Cape Cod - 10/5/12 at 7:06pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cape Cod View Post

No windows 7 is using 1 gb for page filing you still have 3 gb's usable. And yes you need page filing. Some programs need it to run properly.
Never seen nor heard of this.


OP click start and type MSCONFIG push enter and select boot. go to Advanced. Make sure max men is at 4096. if loser raise to 4096 and reboot.

Some options may be different as i haven really used windows for awhile(I'm forgetful
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Might be a motherboard limitation.. As I see this is not your sig rig..
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Might be a motherboard limitation.. As I see this is not your sig rig..

Its an HP box, I did check the mobo it does support more than 4G. I will look in the msconfig,... totally forgot about that!!
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It was capped off in msconfig. Thanks for the reminder!!!thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by brewermoe View Post

It was capped off in msconfig. Thanks for the reminder!!!thumb.gif

This happened to me about a year ago, made me feel real stupid lol
     
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YUP!! lol
That's what happens the more knowledgeable you get, you sometimes over-think the situation!!!!!!
Not even sure why it was like that to begin with!! Is there a known reason for the system or another program to change this? This is a system I reformatted from Vista to W7 about 2 years ago and it is not something I would normally do! (Limit RAM use in msconfig). (Prob why I forgot that it was even there, did anyone ever come to a real conclusion if setting the # of cores actually makes a difference? I played with it with my FX8150 and had inconclusive results.
Edited by brewermoe - 10/6/12 at 6:31am
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