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Windows 7: 2GB Ram Installed (1.75GB Useable) On 64-bit Win7


18 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit
 
 
2GB Ram Installed (1.75GB Useable) On 64-bit Win7

Ok i barely purchased this laptop last week and got it on tuesday. Nothing is wrong with this issue of the ram but i am trying to wonder why on a 64-bit version would only use 1.75GB of ram if it needs 2GB (which i have anyways). Is there a way i can max that out and make it use 2GB instead of 1.75GB?

i would really appreciate the help. Thanks



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18 Feb 2010   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

That's not a shocker but what is a shocker is the 2GB of ram. 4GB is a bare minimum, practically speaking, for 64 bit systems and 8 GB is much more reasonable.

Upgrade your ram capacity and you will be doing yourself a tremendous favor.
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18 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit
 
 

well the thing is that, the laptop acme preinstalled with 2gb and a 64 bit...which i wasnt satisfied because i just wanted a 32 bit for the 2gb ram used.
im guessing 2 options cna solve this?
1-downgrade to 32 bit.....wait is this possible?

2-buy 4 gb of ram (2x2gb) which most like cant do since im very poor lol (seriously)

what you think?
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18 Feb 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

2 GB - 1.75 GB = ~256 MB, which you will most likely find is being used by the video card. That si why Windows is reporting it like it is.
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18 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit
 
 

video card?
the ATI® Radeon™ HD 3200 video card?


oh and another thing, is it possible if i were to do a clean install (lucky i still have my windows 7 home premium 32 bit OEM cd) and use the product key (same version of Windows 7 but its 64 bit) from this version of the win 7 64 bit for the 32 bit version?
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18 Feb 2010   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I use 32-bit myself and use 4 GB except on the netbook which will only accept 2 GB.

I'm not familiar with Acme but if it's a place you can visit, I'd go back and see what I could get accomplished at no cost, otherwise, get one of your local techie friends to set up to computer to your preferences. If Belarc Security Advisor runs on 64-bit systems, then use it to get the info on your product key and other product keys on your computer.

Microsoft is rather forgiving about installation problems so you will probably be able to take a Windows 7 DVD and install and use the product key you saved, even if you've already "activated".

I admit that I've never tried to reinstall from 64-bit down to 32-bit and don't know what problems you can encounter, however, there are many experts here who I'm sure will have the correct answer.
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18 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
I use 32-bit myself and use 4 GB except on the netbook which will only accept 2 GB.

I'm not familiar with Acme but if it's a place you can visit, I'd go back and see what I could get accomplished at no cost, otherwise, get one of your local techie friends to set up to computer to your preferences. If Belarc Security Advisor runs on 64-bit systems, then use it to get the info on your product key and other product keys on your computer.

Microsoft is rather forgiving about installation problems so you will probably be able to take a Windows 7 DVD and install and use the product key you saved, even if you've already "activated".

I admit that I've never tried to reinstall from 64-bit down to 32-bit and don't know what problems you can encounter, however, there are many experts here who I'm sure will have the correct answer.
if thats the case and if microsoft allows me to downgrade to 32 bit, i should do that.
also, is it still possible that if i back up the toshiba software and the software thats made for my laptop and back it on a flash drive by going to:
my computer > hard drive > my program files and click and drag the folders to flash drive and would work on the same laptop but on a 32 bit? (not that its requiring 64 bit but i like the features of my laptop that needs the software for it)

and how exactly can i back up my drivers? (since this laptop has no optical dvd/cd drive-even though its a a laptop with the size of a netbook)

sorry if im asking too much.
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18 Feb 2010   #8

W7, Xp Pro
 
 

Hi.
800mhz ram is expensive true.
video card ? Yes !

Is it that you want to use programs that won't work in 64bit Windows ?

Have you updated BIOS, drivers etc. ?

Cheers.
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18 Feb 2010   #9

W7, Xp Pro
 
 

OOPS.

I'm a slow typer. lol

Have you asked Toshiba yet for a disk and where is the 32bit disk
from ?
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18 Feb 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

your integrated video card is using 256mb of the ram so it's not accesible to the rest of the system. this is what it's supposed to be doing nothing unusual.
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