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Windows 7: RAM: 4GB installed and only 2.93 usable.

19 Nov 2011   #11
lrm537

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
Leslie,

Keeping up with technology huh?

That computer you have there should last you another 5 years at least. Most people only upgrade because they play games (some of which require expensive hardware in order for the graphics to look good) or because they are using some kind of program (graphic editing as an example) that requires a lot of heavy duty parts.

There are always ways to clean up a computer if it gets slower or crowded in the future. In my signature, I listed an "Optimize windows 7" link that you might try out. It is a tutorial for a whole buch of little things you can do to speed up your computer (by all means you don't have to do all of them).

Glad we were able to clear some things up for you. Take care now
Another 5 years!! Don't let my girlfriend know that! I'll never get a new laptop.


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19 Nov 2011   #12
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

well in that case, you'd best be gettin in line for windows 8!

your girlfriend might get you a laptop? do you think i could barrow her number from you right quick?

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19 Nov 2011   #13
RitualJman

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Just some thing i'd like to point out, with on board graphics like you have on your system. You will not see that there is roughly 3.80GB usable Ram out of 4.00GB. Now if you were to go out and pick up just a video for your computer, you should see roughly 3.80GB or a little bit more useable ram. Note you want to make sure that your mother board has either a PCI, PCI-X or AGP slot on the mother board. Now PCI and PCI-E are the same connector style, AGP is a totally different connector and will not work if your motherboard has PCI or PCI-E slot on it. Althought the amount of useable RAm that you do have seems lower then it should be. My Toshiba Laptop has intergrated graphics, Core i3 2.27GHz 4GB's DDR3 1366 windows 7 64-Bit and i have 3.8GB's useable. But depending how your mother board is allocating the Ram that your OS can't use then you do have a problem.

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19 Nov 2011   #14
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nice idea, but how do you suggest he do that in a laptop?
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