Question I have 16gb ram but pc uses 7 at max

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Ketchup79

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Any reason you are still using Windows 7? Extended support ends in 3 months, and 10 is still a free upgrade. Windows 10 is also better at utilizing your available RAM. And to answer your other question, download all drivers on that web page supporting your OS.
 

Karadjgne

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For drivers, there's 2 major and 3 not so major and a few oddballs. You'll need audio and Lan for sure, audio especially for games compatability and Lan is the network drivers. You'll also want usb, Sata, pcie as they control all of the motherboard communications with drives, gpu, cpu, ram. Any of the others are a case by case decision as some may not apply, like motherboard software suites etc
 
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For drivers, there's 2 major and 3 not so major and a few oddballs. You'll need audio and Lan for sure, audio especially for games compatability and Lan is the network drivers. You'll also want usb, Sata, pcie as they control all of the motherboard communications with drives, gpu, cpu, ram. Any of the others are a case by case decision as some may not apply, like motherboard software suites etc
i got an error pop up that said "windows cannot complete the extraction
The destination file could not be created"
 

Karadjgne

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Sorry, but no. The overall purpose of these forums is discussion and help about pc's and electronics in general. To that end, if you come here for help, we will do our best to help you, but the process remains here not only for your benefit, but others who may need the answer too. It would be unkind to bail, and you get help outside of here, because anyone else reading this thread would be clueless as to the answer, even if it was nothing more than an explanation of procedure in how to unpack drivers.

 
The system will use as much RAM as needed, not more. (if you want to see more RAM usage, open 50 Chrome tabs....) :)

(Guess what, I have 32 GB, and only 6.6 GB is used when just at desktop browsing this illustrious forum...)
 

Ketchup79

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Your results above seem to think it's on the hard drive. Now, those results could be wrong, but that would make a computer feel pretty slow.

Easy way to tell - when you boot the computer, does it just take a few seconds to Windows, or does it take around a minute?
 
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Your results above seem to think it's on the hard drive. Now, those results could be wrong, but that would make a computer feel pretty slow.

Easy way to tell - when you boot the computer, does it just take a few seconds to Windows, or does it take around a minute?
so you think my bad fps could be that windows is installed on my hdd and not ssd? Windows may not be on my ssd but my games are.
 

Ketchup79

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First make sure your important data is backed up. then you have two options:
  1. Clone the OS drive to the SSD, then reinstall your games on the Western Digital.
  2. Disconnect the Western Digitinal and re-install Windows onto the SSD. Then re-install your games on the Western Digital.
 
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First make sure your important data is backed up. then you have two options:
  1. Clone the OS drive to the SSD, then reinstall your games on the Western Digital.
  2. Disconnect the Western Digitinal and re-install Windows onto the SSD. Then re-install your games on the Western Digital.
but games on the hdd would have slow loading times. Even if i have my games on my hdd or ssd they stutter when loading in
 

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