Question How to limit the RAM?

Jul 20, 2019
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Hello everyone! I have been using my laptop, Dell Inspiron 1464, since 2011. It came with pre-installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Sometime around 2013, I accidentally limited my RAM to a mere 256 MB (original size - 4 GB) from inside the windows, and not from the BIOS.

This prevented my laptop from booting up. After several failed attempt, my computer was somehow able to boot up, although it took more than 10 min to do so. As I was still not aware of the problem, I checked my system properties. It listed my RAM as 256 MB and I was shocked. Then somehow I was able to find that setting again and removed the limit. After a restart, my computer was back to normal again and I never messed with advanced settings again......until now!

Today, just out of curiosity, I tried to find that settings again. However, I can't find that setting. Can someone please tell me where to find it, or has Microsoft removed it?

P.S.- I have also checked my BIOS, there is no such setting in it.
 

Lutfij

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Why would you want to limit your ram on your laptop? You could easily remove a stick of ram if you're running a dual channel config though the act of limiting your ram isn't going to be healthy for your machine or the user, overall.
 

ConanLock

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You can change do something that sounds like what you want by doing as follows:
• Press Win (Windows logo) + R on your keyboard, and the Run box should come up.
• Type msconfig then hit enter
• Click the Boot tab, then choose Advanced Options
• From here, you can limit RAM under the Maximum Memory section.
 

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