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Windows 7: What's wrong with the RAM?


02 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Build 7600
 
 
What's wrong with the RAM?

I have MacBook Pro (lastest one-Snow Leopard installed)

Using Boot Camp, I install Windows 7 build 7600 Ultimate 32 bit

What I know, I have 4GB RAM but why, in the system properties, it shows that only 2.72GB RAM is usable?Why this is happening? I can't enjoy 4GB RAM for my works (e.g GAMES )

Any idea anybody?

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02 Jan 2010   #2

 

Windows x86 never displays over 3.25Gb of RAM, and it sounds like your graphics adapter is sapping the rest. If you want to see correct memory reporting then use the x64 build instead...
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02 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Build 7600
 
 

I used to install the x64, but it shows only 3.72GB

By the way, my graphics card is integrated nvdia 9400GM 256MB

*Additional info, i also see my friend's laptop using windows 7. same results as me (2.72GB usable RAM, although 4GB RAM are installed)
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02 Jan 2010   #4

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

as qdos replied your graphics card is intergrated so it "steals" 256mb of ram x86 is restricted by licence on ram usage, hope that helps
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02 Jan 2010   #5

vista
 
 

its a licensing issue?? wow !! it thought it was the 32-bit memory restriction?
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02 Jan 2010   #6

 

Windows x86 can and does address 4Gb of RAM, but won't appear to as it under reports the available physical memory... here's one of the many articles you'll find strewn over the internet regards the same...
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02 Jan 2010   #7

Dule Boot Windows XP (x32) Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

you can force it to reed it with one of the many windows 7 tweek or manager programs
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02 Jan 2010   #8

vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
Windows x86 can and does address 4Gb of RAM, but won't appear to as it under reports the available physical memory... here's one of the many articles you'll find strewn over the internet regards the same...

from that article, x86 architecture doesnt address that final 1GB at all, thats reserved for the IO memory address....thats memory hole problem for all x86, and not particular to any windows x86.

What is not discussed is if you have integrated hardware as on most notebooks....would the extra 1Gb be used for the IO devices....

from the OP, it doesnt look like it.....
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02 Jan 2010   #9

 

Then it's a good reason to go to x64 bit computing...
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04 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by comicbookguy View Post
you can force it to reed it with one of the many windows 7 tweek or manager programs
Can you give the link for that kind of software (the official one)
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