Our PC is a mixture of software and hardware in search of the perfect balance and within the latter, there are components that stand out above all. There is the hard drive, GPU, processor, RAM … And in this tutorial we are going to see how RAM and cores can be pushed to the limit.
We are going to see how by using the options offered by the operating system, we can make sure that our PC uses all the available RAM memory and that all the cores that make up the processor are active at the same time. A not very complicated process which nevertheless requires certain precautions.
These two components are configured in such a way that on PC, tablet, mobile or other device you use them and they are activated as needed. They do this to save energy but also to increase the durability of the components. If you think about it, in a multi-core SoC it is not interesting to have all the cores activated just for surfing the web, to give just one example.
In a desktop computer this is not a problem, beyond the power consumption it may have, but in a battery powered laptop it is essential that the power consumption report is the most balanced, so you just have to exploit the full potential in particular. case.
And that said, the way for Windows 10 to have the full potential of our PC active by default is to follow these steps. And the first goes through knowing the specifications of our PC, which we can see in the “Configuration” route, then in “System” and “Security”.
We also have to keep in mind that if we are using Windows 10 32 bit, it will not be able to use more than 4 GB of RAM, so it doesn’t matter if we have 6, 8 or 16 GB of RAM … if we want better. use it, the RAM should make the jump to a 64-bit system.
Activate all cores and RAM
With all the information collected, it is now a matter of using the “System Configuration” tool and to access it we can use the “Search Box” or the Windows + R keyboard shortcut.
Once inside we write “msconfig” to open a new window which is “System Configuration” in which we will see different tabs.
We will look at the one titled “Startup” and click on it and then, once inside, click on the “Advanced options” button. Here we can access the configuration of RAM and active cores.
To activate all the RAM, we have to keep in mind that if we have X GB of RAM, we have to multiply that number by 1,024, thus getting the total RAM that we can use in the box for this purpose. If we do not enter any value, by default the system will use the available RAM memory as it sees fit.
On the other hand, to activate all the cores, it is necessary to uncheck if it is not the box “Number of processors”. If we want to activate a certain number of cores, we just have to check the aforementioned box and choose the processors we want to activate.
With all these steps, all that remains is to agree to save the changes and the PC to assume the changes made.