Why is my 3.87GB usable out of 4.00GB?
Question: i have windows 7 home premium 64-bit version and this shows up in the properties part i heard it's the integrated graphics card taking the missing ram if true is this normal? the reason i ask is because this is my first build and i thought something went wrong >.<
Best Answers: Why is my 3.87GB usable out of 4.00GB?
Yes, that is entirely consistent with a 128MB allocation for shared graphics. 64-bit won't help you here since the physical memory is being used by an on-board graphics adapter, it is not an external card masking memory that is lying unused, as happens on a 4GB 32-bit machine.
32-BIT systems won't use nearly all the only about the amount you have stated, I'm sorry but that's just the way it is, 64BIT uses it all...if you want all the 4GB back you would have to switch back to 64.
Bryan, The properties are merely telling you that the usable ram you have is 3.87 GB. At any given time, staple parts of your computer are either using or holding in reserve portions of memory for their own use. This changes with the more programs/apps you have open even sitting there. Even the icons on your desktop use ram. But the primary reason is that is all Windows will report as usable in a 32 bit system. If you had 16 gig of ram in your computer with a 32 bit operation system it would not recognize any more than the four gigs of ram and would still report that 3.87. (Nor would it use it. You must have a 64 bit system to utilize more than 4 gigs of ram).
@tony highly doubtful its a virus, they don't usually work that way @ aksit- System volume information is the restore file. You can go into system restore and delete previous restore points. This is the safe way to downsize that file. If that is not the answer, try going into your c drive and sort by file size. This will show you what is using so much space. What's the size of your virtual memory aka pagefile.sys? Do you have your system set to hibernate- that file can also be very large aka hiberfil.sys. There are far too many variables, but if you want to write back let us know what you found and we can tell you what it is/whether safe to delete. UPDATE ANSWER Windows image backup is your recovery file- sounds like when you made a backup disk you put it on your hard rive instead of a dvd. Re-run the backup program, put it on a dvd ( you will need probably 6 or 7), and then delete the windows image backup file from your hardrive. And be sure to change the backup location settings so you dont do the same thing again
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