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Windows 7: RAM increase issue

12 Oct 2016   #1
rahul2507

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
RAM increase issue

Hello,

I have been trying to increase the ram, still there is no luck. The Process I followed MSCONFIG>Boot> Advanced Options> Maximum Memory "(Unchecked) displaying 0", number of processors 1

Installed Memory RAM : 8.00 GB (246 MB usable)

Any help would be great

Thanks
Rahul


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12 Oct 2016   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Welcome to our forum rahul2507.

Windows 7/32 bit will never use 8 gb of ram.
You will need Windows 7/64 to use to use more than 4 gb of ram.

From your specs.

Quote:
Computer type PC/Desktop
System Manufacturer/Model Number dell
OS windows 7 32 bit
Memory 8 GB
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12 Oct 2016   #3
IoNGeNeRaL

Windows 10 Pro x64 (UPGRADED - 10/20/2016)
 
 

It isn't possible to increase system memory within Windows. You'd have to physically install more RAM modules into your motherboard for this.

As Bear suggested, however, you'll need to backup your system and make a fresh installation of Windows making sure that you install the x64 bit version in order to take advantage of your 8GB of RAM.
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12 Oct 2016   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

All Windows 32 bits can only handle 3.2G of memory.
Even if you have installed more than 3.2G, under a 32 bits OS it will only see 3.2G.
To be able to use more memory, you need to do a 64 bits clean install.
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12 Oct 2016   #5
rahul2507

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IoNGeNeRaL View Post
It isn't possible to increase system memory within Windows. You'd have to physically install more RAM modules into your motherboard for this.

As Bear suggested, however, you'll need to backup your system and make a fresh installation of Windows making sure that you install the x64 bit version in order to take advantage of your 8GB of RAM.
>> I had already increased the RAM to 8 GB, While installing the fresh windows X64 bit copy it shows the insufficient RAM.
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13 Oct 2016   #6
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Enter BIOS and look for the memory section. Does it say you have 8G?
How many memory sticks you have?
Did you add memory or did you replaced the existing?
Please edit your profile with ALL your hardware information so we can see it.
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13 Oct 2016   #7
Itaregid

Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote:
Installed Memory RAM : 8.00 GB (246 MB usable)
246MB usable? Is 246MB what it really says or did you mistype that? Where are you seeing that?

Your MSCONFIG settings are as they should be.

Since you installed 64-bit Windows, you should see all or most of that 8GB. Even with only 32-bit, you should see much more than 246MB.

What is the model number of this Dell?
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13 Oct 2016   #8
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I suspect it is 2.46 GB usable. Time to enter the UEFI or BIOS and make sure the sticks are all showing up properly.
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13 Oct 2016   #9
Itaregid

Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Could be (and I hope so) but that would still suggest an abnormally large chunk was stolen... err... is being "shared" for integrated graphics.

And in any case, Rahul said it has a 64-bit OS installed so if anything, it should show over 6GB usable.

We need more information.
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13 Oct 2016   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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