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Windows 7: Memory Question

04 Nov 2009   #1
yanks0826

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Memory Question

I have Windows 7 x32 installed and I have 4 gig of memory. How can I tell if I am using all four, or should I try to upgrade to 64-bit?


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04 Nov 2009   #2
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Control Panel, System will tell you if Windows is seeing/using all four....more than likely not. You might consider dual-booting with 64 bit (dont activate it right away) to decide.
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04 Nov 2009   #3
DocBrown

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

Check you system info


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04 Nov 2009   #4
yanks0826

Windows 7 x64
 
 

It says Installed memory: 4gb (3.37GB usable).

So, am I good?
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04 Nov 2009   #5
yanks0826

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Check you system info

How do I use the CPU-Z program? Do I need to DL?
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04 Nov 2009   #6
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

Even if it shows the 4 GB, the 32 bit version of Windows cannot address all of it. If you want to get full use out of all 4 GB, you have to go with the x64 version.

You need to make sure that your CPU and system board are compatible with x64 before attempting to switch over or dual boot for a while (good idea there). There are online compatibility tools that can tell you whether your system can run an x64 OS.
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04 Nov 2009   #7
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

You're good. You can use windows update advisor, to see if you can run 64 bit. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...pgrade-advisor
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04 Nov 2009   #8
DocBrown

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

Cpu-z programs can be found at MajorGeeks FreeWare


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04 Nov 2009   #9
yanks0826

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
You're good. You can use windows update advisor, to see if you can run 64 bit. Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows

I ran it and says that I can run x64.
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04 Nov 2009   #10
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Unless you plan to upgrade to 6 or 8 gigs of RAM, I don't think I would bother with 64 bit. If you stick with 4 gigs of RAM, you would only gain access to about .6 gigs of additional RAM.

Do you know whether you are using all of your current RAM at any time?
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