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Windows 7: 8GB Ram found - 3.25gb usable ?

11 Oct 2011   #1
clloyd21

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
8GB Ram found - 3.25gb usable ?

Hey,

Title says it all, I'm using 32 bit windows 7 and i know there have been problems but i just want conformation.

Motherboard, ram and cpu are all new, no hardware faults or bent pins etc...

Is there any way to unlock the full 8gb of ram ? or will i need windows 64 bit for this to happen?

Thanks in advance =D


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11 Oct 2011   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Is there any way to unlock the full 8gb of ram ?
No.

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or will i need windows 64 bit for this to happen?
If you want to use the full 8 GB, yes.
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11 Oct 2011   #3
clloyd21

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Okay well thanks alot for the reply =D

will this be okay ? Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium w/SP1 - Licence and.. | Ebuyer.com

cheers
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11 Oct 2011   #4
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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11 Oct 2011   #5
clloyd21

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
Okay thankyou, and how do I update from 32 bit to 64 ? just put the cd in on load up or.. ?

One last question, it should automatically allow me to use 8gb right, no need to do anything else ?
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11 Oct 2011   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by clloyd21 View Post
Okay well thanks alot for the reply =D

will this be okay ? Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium w/SP1 - Licence and.. | Ebuyer.com

cheers
That will work, but understand it is an OEM version and is restricted to the hardware on which it is first installed and has no support from Microsoft.
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11 Oct 2011   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You already have a valid license for Windows 7, so there's no need to buy anything new. You just need to get the media. Borrow it from a friend, or do some Google searching. There are valid, Microsoft-owned sites, that you download the .iso image from. I'd post a link, but the mods do delete those comments.
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11 Oct 2011   #8
clloyd21

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
You already have a valid license for Windows 7, so there's no need to buy anything new. You just need to get the media. Borrow it from a friend, or do some Google searching. There are valid, Microsoft-owned sites, that you download the .iso image from. I'd post a link, but the mods do delete those comments.
Ah.. little bit late, just brought a new 64 bit version. oh well
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11 Oct 2011   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The sad part is that you will probably not notice a big difference in terms of performance - unless you do CAD or some other high end application.
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11 Oct 2011   #10
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The sad part is that you will probably not notice a big difference in terms of performance - unless you do CAD or some other high end application.
Hmm... my Sony Vaio came with 8GB and spam emails seem to come in a lot faster now.

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