Physical memory allocation and memory status under Windows 7



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Windows 7 indicates how much physical memory is installed on your computer and how much memory is available for the operating system and hardware reserved memory.

Windows 7 can show that usable memory can be smaller than installed memory (RAM) ! The indicative usable memory is a calculated amount of total physical memory minus the reserved hardware memory.

The following table defines the current state of the memory installed on a Windows 7 computer.



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The following table defines the current state of the memory installed on a Windows 7 computer.

To find out how your computer’s memory is used, type Resource Monitor in the initial search and press Enter.

Click the Storage tab and view the Physical Storage section at the bottom of the page.

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