How to to use the entire available RAM in Windows 7

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How to to use the entire available RAM in Windows 7

How to to use the entire available RAM in Windows 7


It is a little known fact that Windows 7 doesn’t use the entire available RAM by default. For example if you have 8GB of RAM and a 64-bit Windows 7, it will use around 7.1GB of it (in the case of 4GB of RAM and 32-bit Windows 7, it will use around 3.5GB). The reason for this behavior is not completely known, but it is quite possible to alter it – to force Windows 7 to use all available RAM.
How do we do this? First, open the Start menu and enter msconfig in the start search box:


How to to use the entire available RAM in Windows 7


and hit Enter. The System Configuration window will open:


How to to use the entire available RAM in Windows 7


Navigate to the Boot tab:


How to to use the entire available RAM in Windows 7


Click the Advanced options button. A new window will open:


How to to use the entire available RAM in Windows 7


In the BOOT Advanced Options window check the Maximum memory option:


How to to use the entire available RAM in Windows 7


Click OK to close the boot options dialog and another OK to close the System Configuration window.
Restart your computer for the changes to take effect:


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