Physical memory allocation and memory status in Windows 7

Windows 7 reports how much physical memory is currently installed on your computer along with how much memory is available to the operating system and the hardware reserved memory.

Windows 7 may show that the usable memory may be less than the installed memory (RAM)! The indicative Usable memory is a calculated amount of the total physical memory minus “hardware reserved” memory.

The following table defines the Resource Monitors current reported status of the installed memory on a Windows 7-based computer.

The following table defines the Resource Monitors current reported status of the installed memory on a Windows 7-based computer.

To find out how memory is being used on your computer, type Resource Monitor in start search and hit Enter.

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

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