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Windows 8.1 too much Ram

  1. #1


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    windows 8.1 x64

    Windows 8.1 too much Ram


    So Windows 8.1 it takes 1.7 GB of ram just too boot any ideas why it takes so much?

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  2. #2


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    Where are you getting these figures from?
    Boot is a dynamic process - so the figures should vary depending upon which stage of the boot is being executed.

    Even though you're not having BSOD's, please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (from the Pinned Topic at the top of the forum):
    Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
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  3. #3


    Posts : 13
    windows 8.1 x64


    Zippyshare.com

    There you go.

    Thanks in advance
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  4. #4


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    Still need to know where you're getting the 1.7 gB to boot from.

    Here's some things to start with:

    Your G: drive (it may be an external LaCie drive) only has 0.3% free.
    Windows likes 15% free space in order to perform stuff "behind the scenes" without adversely affecting the system's performance. Please free up 15% on ALL hard drives (you can get away with 10% on larger drives and won't notice a large performance penalty)


    Numerous network device problems in Device Manager.
    Please set a System Restore point, then uninstall all of the problem devices - then reboot and see if they are re-detected.


    Lot's of Windows Updates failures in the WER section of the MSINFO32 report. If the problems continue, please post over in the https://www.eightforums.com/windows-updates-activation/ for further expert assistance with this issue.


    There's a fair number of Live Kernel Event errors in the WER section of MSINFO32
    Please do the following:
    - open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)
    - expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
    - right click on Administrative Events
    - select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
    - save the file as Admin.evtx
    - zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
    - upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).

    FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here: Windows Kernel event ID 41 error "The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first" in Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008 R2

    While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility: HWMonitor CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting
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  5. #5


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    windows 8.1 x64


    Temps are good the network problems aren't that big probably my ipod cable sometimes get unrecognized,windows updates i'm sure that's good never failed an update.

    Zippyshare.com

    About that unexplained shutdown when i first build my PC...after a week time, after i shutdown the PC it starting again(and i checked all the wake on lan services) also sometimes it start automatically idk why.
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  6. #6


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    VMWare errors on a regular basis. Please uninstall it and test to see if that helps

    AFD (networking) errors on a regular basis
    Ensure latest updates are installed for Windows and any third-party networking software including NIC drivers, firewalls, or other security products.
    Also, scan the system to see if it's infected - try another security product just in case yours is corrupted by a virus. Here's an older list of scanners: Free Online AntiMalware Resources
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  7. #7


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    Allright but what about the RAM?
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  8. #8


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    Quote Originally Posted by costello View Post
    Allright but what about the RAM?
    Still need to know where you're getting the 1.7 gB to boot from.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 13
    windows 8.1 x64


    A screenshot from taskmanager will help?I mean no apps open it will take 1.7 GB or it's possbile to get that rom from intergrated video card on CPU? since i don't have a gpu(of course this is temporary)
    Last edited by costello; 31 Dec 2014 at 10:18.
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  10. #10


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    You have 2 GPUs, one integrated onboard and Intel HD Graphics 2500 in CPU.
    I guess, that one takes 750MB and the one currently running takes 2GB.
    You can usually change RAM size assigned to each GPU in BIOS.

    Total Physical Memory: 8,072 MB
    Available Physical Memory: 5,371 MB

    2,7 GB is actually unaccounted for.
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