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Windows 7: W7 32bit ... can I use all of my 4GB RAM ?

03 Feb 2012   #1

32 bit ultimate
 
 
W7 32bit ... can I use all of my 4GB RAM ?

Just upgraded to Windows 7 32bit ... it's on a Dell 9200 with 4 GB RAM

Windows 7 shows 4GB installed 3GB usable ..... is that as good as I can get ? ........... seems hell of a waste to not use 25% of available RAM ?

32bit s/w should allow addressing up to 4GB ..

Is there something I need to set ? or is that it with Windows 7

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03 Feb 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sargan View Post
Just upgraded to Windows 7 32bit ... it's on a Dell 9200 with 4 GB RAM

Windows 7 shows 4GB installed 3GB usable ..... is that as good as I can get ? ........... seems hell of a waste to not use 25% of available RAM ?

32bit s/w should allow addressing up to 4GB ..

Is there something I need to set ? or is that it with Windows 7
Without special hardware and software ~3.25 gigs is all you will get. If your hardware can handle it run 64 bit.
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03 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

4GB of ram is max for Win 7 32 bit.

Memory Limits for Windows Releases
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03 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

The 32-bit version of Windows can only use a maximum 3.25GB of RAM although in Windows 7 the system properties window will display the 4GB that is installed.

If you want the benefit of the full 4GB you would need to install the 64-bit version of Windows.
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03 Feb 2012   #5

32 bit ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Flatiron View Post
4GB of ram is max for Win 7 32 bit.

Memory Limits for Windows Releases
That is why I am asking ... I have 4GB ... yet Windows 7 is only using 3GB of it ?
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03 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

And remember, 4GB is all that 32bit can address. And that takes into account video ram, etc. So, as others said about 3.25GB is all that you will get for the OS directly. As long as you don't run old 16 bit apps and your hardware has 64bit drivers, this is the way to go.
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03 Feb 2012   #7

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Go to Start and type in resmon and have look at the ram section at the top of page. I will show you exactly what
ram is doing and amounts.
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03 Feb 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sargan View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Flatiron View Post
4GB of ram is max for Win 7 32 bit.

Memory Limits for Windows Releases
That is why I am asking ... I have 4GB ... yet Windows 7 is only using 3GB of it ?
We repeat: Windows 7 32-bit CANNOT use more than 3.25GB, but system properties will show that you have 4GB installed.
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03 Feb 2012   #9

windows 7 64 bit premium
 
 

no u cant use it,,flop your 64 bit disk and run that,,
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03 Feb 2012   #10

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

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