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Windows 7: trick required to run all 4GB of RAM

27 Nov 2011   #1
ricksis

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
trick required to run all 4GB of RAM

I know this forum is for win7 users, but I trust these admins here and the community's advise.

I'm running a Vista powered Lenovo laptop. I bought it with pre-installed Vista Business 32-bit, although it has 4Gb RAM, and windows only recognizes about 2.33 GB. Is there any trick you might know so i could run all 4 GB? Besides reinstalling a 64-bit version of windows... Like, an upgrade from 32 to 64 that would do the job.

Thanks


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27 Nov 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Some of it is likely hardware reserve for the graphics.
This can typically be adjusted in the bios.
You'll never show the entire 4gigs using 32 bit windows though.
You would have to switch to 64 bit to ever have use of more than 3.2 gigs.
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27 Nov 2011   #3
ricksis

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I guess I found the trick .

So what could I do for my computer to see at least those 3.2 GB RAM? From bios what? I definitely need them.
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27 Nov 2011   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ricksis View Post
I guess I found the trick .

So what could I do for my computer to see at least those 3.2 GB RAM? From bios what? I definitely need them.
Firly sure you are already "seeing" the ~3.25 but you shared video memory is subtracted from that hence your current total.
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27 Nov 2011   #5
gregrocker

 

Type Resource Monitor into Start Search box, open it then choose Memory tab where you'll see your Physical Memory (RAM) usage breakdown in a graph like this:

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28 Nov 2011   #6
ricksis

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Type Resource Monitor into Start Search box, open it then choose Memory tab where you'll see your Physical Memory (RAM) usage breakdown in a graph like this:

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Ok, here's my screen. What does it tell me?


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28 Nov 2011   #7
gregrocker

 

Please follow the instructions as given and post back the Memory tab of the Resource Monitor, not Reliability Monitor.

I even attached a picture so you'd know what it looks like.
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28 Nov 2011   #8
ricksis

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Please follow the instructions as given and post back the Memory tab of the Resource Monitor, not Reliability Monitor.

I even attached a picture so you'd know what it looks like.
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I said in the first post, I'm running Windows Vista. I didn't and still don't find the Resource monitor. Searching in the bar gives me nothing.
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28 Nov 2011   #9
OldMX

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional
 
 

Resource monitor is in task manager / performance tab?
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28 Nov 2011   #10
gregrocker

 

I'm sorry I don't use Vista. I'd ask in Vista forums.

Or maybe someone here knows where in Vista all available RAM is apportioned in a graph.
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