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Windows 7: 64bit win7 4gb installed, 1.7gb usable

27 Jul 2012   #1
rapstarrr91

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 
64bit win7 4gb installed, 1.7gb usable

hey guys i have a problem about the memory


i used to have win7 32bit, 4gb installed 1.7gb usable.

people suggested to upgrade my OS to 64bit so i purchased a 64bit win7 ultimate OS


same thing is showing

toshiba c640
current specs
win7 ultimate 64bit
4gb memory installed (1.7 usable)

to filter replies, i already check msconfig>bios>advanced options>

maximum memory (unchecked)
im running out of ideas need help thanks


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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27 Jul 2012   #2
fireberd

Windows 7/10 64 bit
 
 

The only thing a 64bit OS will get you is being able to use the full 4GB of RAM or more. However, depending on the hardware and what it is using it could remain the same, like you are seeing.

Generally, out of 4GB, usually you wind up with around 3GB of useable memory (usually 3 to 3.5 but I've seen some go as low as 2.5GB).

If the BIOS shows the full 4 GB and Windows properties also shows the full 4 GB then it has to be what the OS and hardware are using.
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27 Jul 2012   #3
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rapstarrr91 View Post
hey guys i have a problem about the memory


i used to have win7 32bit, 4gb installed 1.7gb usable.

people suggested to upgrade my OS to 64bit so i purchased a 64bit win7 ultimate OS


same thing is showing

toshiba c640
current specs
win7 ultimate 64bit
4gb memory installed (1.7 usable)

to filter replies, i already check msconfig>bios>advanced options>

maximum memory (unchecked)
im running out of ideas need help thanks
If you complete your system specs we could better able be able to assist you. Use this link to help you
System Info - See Your System Specs
My guess is that your video card has no memory of it's own and is using a big chunk of your 4gb though it does seem a bit high!
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27 Jul 2012   #4
dejavecue

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rapstarrr91 View Post
hey guys i have a problem about the memory


i used to have win7 32bit, 4gb installed 1.7gb usable.

people suggested to upgrade my OS to 64bit so i purchased a 64bit win7 ultimate OS


same thing is showing

toshiba c640
current specs
win7 ultimate 64bit
4gb memory installed (1.7 usable)

to filter replies, i already check msconfig>bios>advanced options>

maximum memory (unchecked)
im running out of ideas need help thanks
If you complete your system specs we could better able be able to assist you. Use this link to help you
System Info - See Your System Specs
My guess is that your video card has no memory of it's own and is using a big chunk of your 4gb though it does seem a bit high!
My video card shows up with its 2 GB and additional 3 GB out of RAM and even so I see my installed 16 GB in the settings.

I would hazard a guess, did you accidentally click on the x86-install button when installing the new Windows? Happened to me once and I was quite angry with my tardiness as I had to reinstall immediately. Well, I learned to enjoy a certain "slowness" during OS installs
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jul 2012   #5
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Some BIOS need the "Memory Hole Remmaping" or memorry adress configurations enabled so you can use more than 3 GB of RAM in the PC, maybe your BIOS has something like that?

See ya!!!

P.D. You may want to take dejavecue's advice too, sometimes it happens...
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