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dns.exe high memory usage in Server 2008 R2

by on May.11, 2011, under Microsoft

Here is an interesting problem with DNS service. I have a new domain with domain controller running Server 2008 R2. I’ve noticed that the server is using more memory than expected. The DNS service is using 605MB of RAM which way too much.

I’ve checked on the other domain which have Server 2003 R2 domain controller and DNS service on these domain contoller are using ~20MB. (continue reading…)

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Hardware Reserved Memory in Windows 7 Part2 for 32Bit

by on Oct.13, 2010, under Microsoft, Windows 7

I’ve found this interesting article about how to make Windows 7 32bit to use as much ram as possible. Even when you have over 4GB.
I’ve tried it on one of the test laptops and it worked. It have not crashed on me but I cannot tell you how stable it is as it is a test laptop. Performance wise it seems to perform more or lessĀ  the same but I’ve noticed that the hard drive is used less as the files are cached in RAM. So in theory laptop should be faster.
Use it at your own risk: Windows 7 32-bit with full 4 GB or 8 GB RAM support

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Hardware Reserved Memory in Windows 7 Part1 for 64bit

by on Oct.08, 2010, under Microsoft, Windows 7

The other day I’ve been using photo editing application and noticed that my laptop was struggling. Quick view in Task manager revealed that I running out of memory but the interesting thing was that total amount of physical memory was less then I expected. So next I popped up Resource Monitor and clicked onto Memory tab. This revealed that 561MB was Hardware Reserved.

The last thing to check was Basic system information in computer properties. In there it said:
Installed memory (RAM): 4.00 GB (3.45 GB usable)

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