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#1 Gforce007

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 10:28 PM

I want to convert MB to GBs, in the system properties window.
when system properties shows you have 4 GB of ram installed. I want it to be 4000MB of Ram not 4Gb.
Is their a way to change that....... :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 11:45 PM

It is possible, I believe. However it would require manually editing the string table of the sysdm.cpl file and disabling of the Windows File Protection scheme. If the previous sentence makes no sense to you, then I would advise against trying to undertake this hack.

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 12:55 AM

OK "Amazing Andrew: i had used resource hacker in the past to mess with files, but not for this specific purpose. thanx any way that's a good idea..
i m trying to get this done. i'll ask u for help if needed..

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 01:18 AM

OK i have found these strings in the string table of resource hacker.
http://www.turboimagehost.com/p/2101999/2345.jpg.html

it says %s of Ram,,..... Now where is my C++ book......lol :thumbsup:
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i can't do it man i have no idea, please some one help me with this...........
$s is a variable but where the value for it is coming form and their is nothing like MHz or Ghz any where......lol :flowers:

Edited by Gforce007, 08 September 2009 - 01:20 AM.


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Posted 08 September 2009 - 01:44 AM

TBH, I haven't a clue where the %s comes from either.

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 01:58 AM

TBH, I haven't a clue where the %s comes from either.

Where to ask for help with this stuff, its much deeper then i thought it would be.....
thanx

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 03:05 AM

I created this application in plain C that hacks into System Properties dialog and changes RAM into MB.
It does not change anything on your system (files or registry).

Run this app. Then open System Properties dialog :thumbsup:

Might modify it later for more options.

Enjoy :flowers:

Download (new link) : http://www.boredomsoft.org/hosted/RamHack.zip

Hosting courtesy of Amazing Andrew :trumpet:

Edited by Romeo29, 08 September 2009 - 10:14 PM.


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Posted 08 September 2009 - 03:08 AM

Cool. Source available?

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 06:49 AM

I created this application in plain C that hacks into System Properties dialog and changes RAM into MB.
It does not change anything on your system (files or registry).

Run this app. Then open System Properties dialog :P

Might modify it later for more options.

Enjoy :)

trully apreciate this from the depths of my heart.
I really really needed this stuff.......
:inlove: :cool: :thumbsup: :flowers: :trumpet: :) \
their is a bug or some thing, after a few minutes the RAM goes back to GBs....
any permanent solution for this.....thanx thanx......
I'll be glade if you'll guide us how you worked it out, and if any source file for it....

Edited by Gforce007, 08 September 2009 - 06:53 AM.


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Posted 08 September 2009 - 06:53 PM

Source code attached. I used Pelles C Compiler 6.0 (free), you can compile it with VC++ Express 2008.

If you modify it let me know.

Source code : http://www.boredomsoft.org/hosted/RamHack_src.zip


Hosting courtesy of Amazing Andrew :flowers:

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Edited by Romeo29, 08 September 2009 - 10:09 PM.


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Posted 08 September 2009 - 11:43 PM

Source code attached. I used Pelles C Compiler 6.0 (free), you can compile it with VC++ Express 2008.

If you modify it let me know.

Source code : http://www.boredomsoft.org/hosted/RamHack_src.zip


Hosting courtesy of Amazing Andrew :inlove:

:thumbsup:

I m going to mess with that source, is it allowed?
We'll be glade if you'll put some light on how it works.. :trumpet:

And this should be a permanent solution, i mean when we launch the program it should change the GBs to MBs for ever(as long as windows is up and running) :flowers:
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Posted 09 September 2009 - 03:58 PM

You can modify system DLLs to make changes to system permanent. But SFC would soon discover it and repair the changed files. So no use.

This programs keep waiting for System Prop window to show up and changes strings. So everything is done safely and legally. What you can do is set this program to run at startup if you drastically need this RAM to show in MB.

Why do you need this MB stuff anyway? Most people are happy with GB and living happily with it.

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 10:49 PM

You can modify system DLLs to make changes to system permanent. But SFC would soon discover it and repair the changed files. So no use.

This programs keep waiting for System Prop window to show up and changes strings. So everything is done safely and legally. What you can do is set this program to run at startup if you drastically need this RAM to show in MB.

Why do you need this MB stuff anyway? Most people are happy with GB and living happily with it.

I think you are referring to windows file protection well that not a problem at all i can manage that easily.
tell me which .dll files will need changes. and how that will be done, or i'll be thankful if u'll do it ur self in C and pass it over.
Regarding the MB stuff. well i like classical stuffs and the old computers used to show RAM in MBs, thats all..... :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 05:14 AM

Allegedly you can modify the WFP exclusion list (files not to keep an eye on:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Restore\filelist.htm

This is good if you need a special driver or other file that WFP keep replacing for you (how nice!)

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 06:30 AM

Oops - filelist.xml (you'll find it).

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