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sony vaio low memory available

hi, my sony vaio vpcee21fx notebook has 3 GB physical ram but in the windows 7 home premium 64 bit edition there is only 762 MB available.due to this the computer is very slow and swaps very often. What can I do?
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Papa_Shango
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aadihCommented:
First: Perform a memory (RAM) diagnostic check, please.

How much RAM is shown in BIOS?
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Papa_ShangoAuthor Commented:
please check the included picture made from the system applet of the control panel.. anyway I will make a memory diagnostic as well
system.jpg
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Jaroslav LatalMSPCommented:
Hello, is it due to memory sharing with graphic card?

Regards,
Jarda
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nobusCommented:
look in task management what is taking your ram
select performance tab>resource monitor>Memory tab

another way is to run msconfig,
in startup tab, click disable all
in services tab, click "hide MS services" now click disable all

reboot and test if the result is better - then enable servives/programs in groups to find the culprit
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Papa_ShangoAuthor Commented:
The difference is comes from a shared graphic memory as JardaCZ wrote before
Unfortunately there is no way to change the amount of this shared memory in this notebook. The only possible solution is to add more RAM to the machine..
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Papa_ShangoAuthor Commented:
this is not a real solution but the root of the problem.
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nobusCommented:
that is only one of the possibilities
did you check what uses your ram, as i posted?
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