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Windows 7: How to make Windows 7 x86 use 6GB of ram?

05 Jun 2012   #1
Kenter

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
How to make Windows 7 x86 use 6GB of ram?

Hi, i'm goeing to install Windows 7 Ultimate x86 and in my PC is 6GB of ram installed, so is it possible to make x86 system use 6GB ram not 4GB? Is it possible?


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05 Jun 2012   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nope, use a 64bit version of Windows. Why do you want to use the 32bit version instead?
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05 Jun 2012   #3
Kenter

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Isn't there any way to make windows 7 x86 use 6GB of ram?
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05 Jun 2012   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kenter View Post
Isn't there any way to make windows 7 x86 use 6GB of ram?
Negative Ghost Rider.
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05 Jun 2012   #5
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

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05 Jun 2012   #6
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

32 bit windows uses a maximum of 3 - 3.5 GBs of RAM.

You can install the 64 bit version, and your existing product key will work to activate it.
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05 Jun 2012   #7
Kenter

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Okay, thanks for fast replys I will recommend sevenforums to everyone, fast and friendly pepole who are very helpful. Thank You again.
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05 Jun 2012   #8
Arc

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You are welcome Kenter
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05 Jun 2012   #9
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Negative Ghost Rider.
I was waiting for the OP to ask a third time, to see if the answer changed. Third time's a charm!

Now, to add something productive, there's no reason to fear Windows 7 x64. If you really need some kind of compatibility with a really old app, you'll be able to virtualize XP very easily, and give it 1-2 GB of memory without sacrificing performance from Windows 7.
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05 Jun 2012   #10
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Just to be contrary, what about PAE (physical address extension)?

Physical Address Extension

It doesn't magically convert a 32 bit OS into a 64 bit one, but it is used by 32 bit server versions of Windows to support more than 4GB of RAM. Apparently it's present in the desktop versions as well, and can be activated.

I've never played with it. The compatibility of Win7 X64 with 32 bit software is broad enough that I haven't needed to keep a 32 bit system around.
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