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Windows 7: Useable RAM?

30 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
Useable RAM?

Hi People!

I have just built myself a brand new system! It's got a nifty i5 CPU, a brand new Gigabyte motherboard and its got 8GB DDR3 RAM and I've Installed Windows Home Premium 32 bit! It's working perfectly....BUT (there's always a "but' isn't there?)

BUT when you checkout the system properties it tells me this...

Installed RAM : 8.00 GB (3.42 Usable)

How do I make it use all 8.00 GB of the RAM installed? Anyone know?

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30 Jun 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc

32 bit can only us 4gb
Memory Limits for Windows Releases (Windows)
The difference between 3 and 4 is being used by various process of the computer
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30 Jun 2011   #3

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

Can you install the 64 bit version ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 Jun 2011   #4

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by furiousjim View Post
How do I make it use all 8.00 GB of the RAM installed? Anyone know?
As stated the other fellas, only with a 64bit Operating System.
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