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Windows 7: Video card and RAM (on Windows 7 32Bit)

16 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 32 Bit
 
 
Video card and RAM (on Windows 7 32Bit)

Hi everyone, I used to have an integrated video card and now I just upgraded to a Geforce 6200. I have 4 GB of and before the video card upgrade 3.5 GB of RAM was usable and now after upgrade only 2.23 GB is usable. What can I do to fix this? Thank you

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16 May 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

The thing you can do to fix it is install a 64bit version of Windows.

32bit is limited to around what you had before (3.5GB) now you have installed a graphics card which has 1GB of memory it's taken that off the total amount you can use on the 32bit operating system.

Paul.
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16 May 2013   #3

Windows 7 32 Bit
 
 

I can't install 64bit because I have Pentium 4 HT. Is there anything else I can do?
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16 May 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Short of a video card with less memory on it, no.

Edit. There is one thing you can do, and would be to run with only 3 GB of ram installed. That way you would actually have more available than you do now, and it keeps it under the 4 GB limit. Not ideal, but something to think about.
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16 May 2013   #5

Windows 7 32 Bit
 
 

Ok, thank you.
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16 May 2013   #6

Windows 7 32 Bit
 
 

I just removed 1GB and it still says 2.23GB available out of 3GB.
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17 May 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

What are you looking at that gives you that ODD 2.23GB available? The OS is by default using a fair amount.

You disabled the on-board video in the BIOS?

I would put the other stick back in, it will use what it can and having too much is not a performance hit.

Hit CTRL+SHIFT+ESC to bring up task manager and put it on the Performance tab to see what is really in use for CPU and RAM.
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18 May 2013   #8

Windows 7 32 Bit
 
 

Under system is says 4GB (2.23 available) and there's no way to disable integrated video card in the BIOS so I just disabled it in device manager.
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18 May 2013   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dem12344 View Post
Under system is says 4GB (2.23 available) and there's no way to disable integrated video card in the BIOS so I just disabled it in device manager.
Please update your specs using this

Update your System Specs

Then we can help you with your BIOS settings
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19 May 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

OP, run Task Manager and attach a screen shot of your Performance Tab, please.

We need your system specs, this doesn't smell right, at all.
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