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May
27
comment What hardware device used to eat up 1.4GB of my 4GB RAM, and now suddenly after no hardware changes eats up 2.2GB?
It is a Phoenix SecureCore Tiano Bios (called LENOVO BIOS), Version 2.61. support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS029124
May
14
comment Change the behavior of Ctrl-Alt-Del / set a custom command on Ctrl-Alt-Del
You can customize what appears in that menu (as in, remove features you don't like) using group policy. But the appearance of the security screen cannot be removed without installing your own GINA.DLL (you'll have to program) - replacing taskmgr.exe is surely less dirty than replacing GINA.DLL, though :)
May
1
comment Troubleshooting USB Boot issues
Some ideas: Make sure you properly eject the USB drive after putting your stuff on it. And also check in disk management utility how your USB drive is partitioned and if its partition is marked Active (some BIOSes check on that) Also in case you boot from UEFI instead of BIOS/CSM, make sure that Legacy Boot / CSM support is enabled in your UEFI setup.
May
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May
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comment What hardware device used to eat up 1.4GB of my 4GB RAM, and now suddenly after no hardware changes eats up 2.2GB?
And this time - around Easter - it was the same, I tested a lot of stuff and did a lot. And somewhen on last Saturday the memory jumped down again :(
May
1
comment What hardware device used to eat up 1.4GB of my 4GB RAM, and now suddenly after no hardware changes eats up 2.2GB?
Currently installed 2.60, and previously don't remember exactly, but think it was older than 2.50. But I no longer think the BIOS had anything to do since the second "jump" happened without any BIOS upgrade so it was just something else I did shortly before/after the BIOS upgrade (I upgraded drivers, reinstalled the OS, tried some Linux out, etc. all almost at the same time around Christmas)
Apr
27
comment What hardware device used to eat up 1.4GB of my 4GB RAM, and now suddenly after no hardware changes eats up 2.2GB?
@Debra It's 64-bit Win7, which (for sure) can use >3.5GB (at work I have a machine with 12GB running Win7). And yes, I did (4 months ago when I posted my last question)
Apr
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Apr
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comment What hardware device used to eat up 1.4GB of my 4GB RAM, and now suddenly after no hardware changes eats up 2.2GB?
Nope, except disabling memory protection (DEP) there are no such options. And especially I'm 100% certain I did not change any BIOS options except boot priority between 1.4GB and 2.2GB eaten.
Apr
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Dec
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comment What hardware device eats up 1.4GB of my 4GB RAM?
@chipperyman573: In Verwendung = "In use", Geändert = "Changed" - sorry cannot install English langpack on my edition on Win7 :(
Dec
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comment What hardware device eats up 1.4GB of my 4GB RAM?
You were right. I updated the description accordingly. Thanks, answer accepted :)
Dec
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Dec
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comment What hardware device eats up 1.4GB of my 4GB RAM?
Checked all menus of my BIOS/UEFI setup (and even found a memory test tool that tested my 4GB and found no errors), but did not find any "Memory" or "RAM" settings.
Dec
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Dec
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comment What hardware device eats up 1.4GB of my 4GB RAM?
Does anyone know a tool/game that works on Intel HD Graphics that can use up more than a few MB of graphics memory, so that I can test it and check if the amount of memory reserved for hardware increases (as I would expect if the amount of memory changes dynamically)?
Dec
11
comment What hardware device eats up 1.4GB of my 4GB RAM?
probably. but since it is nowhere possible to change the "maximum" memory (and Intel everywhere advertises that the amount of memory used can change dynamically), and it also does not appear as used in the resource manager, it would surprise me...
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