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Windows 7: Studio XPS 16 2.96 GB Useable RAM

08 May 2010   #11
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

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If he installed the 32-bit version, he'd be able to use about 3.5GB, which is more than he's describing.
Not necessarily. As Wishmaster says, the graphics card will chew up some of it. My laptop has 4 GB, and I get just under 3.1GB usable. (512M Graphics card)
That's because there's a dedicated GPU and a discreet graphics chipset. Some RAM is allocated to the chipset.


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08 May 2010   #12
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

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If he installed the 32-bit version, he'd be able to use about 3.5GB, which is more than he's describing.
Not necessarily. As Wishmaster says, the graphics card will chew up some of it. My laptop has 4 GB, and I get just under 3.1GB usable. (512M Graphics card)
That's because there's a dedicated GPU and a discreet graphics chipset. Some RAM is allocated to the chipset.
Yes. And if the OP has a 1 GB video card, it stands to reason that he would see even less available memory than I do...
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10 May 2010   #13
A F 1 G 3

Windows 7 Ulimate (64-Bit)
 
 

I figured out why it was displaying that way, when I go to msconfig and change the hardware boxes and check the MAXIMUM MEMORY box and set it to 4096 and restart it goes back to 0 value for some reason and also changes to 2.96 useable, when I uncheck that box and restart it goes back to displaying normally...thanks guys for the input
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