ToolTip: RAMMon–Retrieve Memory Module Information

Plan to add more RAM to your PC? What memory module do you need? Here’s a nice FREE (for personal use) tool called RAMMon. RAMMon is an easy to use Windows based application that allows users to quickly retrieve the Serial Presence Detect (SPD) data from their RAM modules. It will allow users to identify a multitude of attributes, of which, includes the manufacturer, the clockspeed and other data of their DDR2, DDR3, XMP and Read More …

ToolTip: HWiNFO32

Today’s ToolTip is about HWiNFO32 which is a hardware information and diagnostic tool. I have seen many tools that can collect hardware information but this one gives me an impression of being a well organized utility and most important it’s FREE. I recommend that you download the portable ZIP file as that doesn’t require an install. Beside collecting detailed hardware information, HWiNFO32 also includes a Benchmark feature that compares the current system components against other Read More …

VMWare Workstation – Memory configuration

One of the key hardware related prerequisites when using Virtualization software is RAM. To improve performance of my virtual environment that I have running on my notebook, I had ordered an additional memory module of 2 GB RAM. After having added the additional 2 GB of RAM i started the VMWare Workstation and booted the Windows 7 and  Windows Server 2003 guest systems. Before starting these I had of course raised the assigned amount of Read More …

Windows and Memory Limitations

it was the second time this week i came across the Windows RAM topic, once by reading and once by a question a colleague asked me. So enough reasons to to look for something that describes it in detail. The Memory Limits for Windows Releases are described in detail on MSDN.