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Windows 7: Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

31 Jul 2010   #1
djokica89

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 Bit)
 
 
Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

As u guys see i have problem... Im using Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit and i have 4 GB ram. When i go right click on my computer then Properties i want to check my ram. And when i saw i dont get it.... It says Installed Memory (RAM): 4 GB (3.25 Usable).... Is there any way to fix it ????


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31 Jul 2010   #2
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Unfortunately a decision made by Microsoft several years ago on how Windows is programmed, prevents the 32 version of the OS from addressing a full 4GB of RAM, so unfortunately you are limited to that 3.25GB. Usually, the left over RAM is used to make other hardware, like you video card, run better, so you are still getting you moneys-worth.
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31 Jul 2010   #3
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

Don't feel too bad. I have Windows Pro X64 with 4GB or RAM and mine says

Installed memory (RAM) 4GB Usable 3GB.

1GB has been appropriated for something else and there is nothing I can do about it.

Bummer.
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31 Jul 2010   #4
djokica89

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 Bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Unfortunately a decision made by Microsoft several years ago on how Windows is programmed, prevents the 32 version of the OS from addressing a full 4GB of RAM, so unfortunately you are limited to that 3.25GB. Usually, the left over RAM is used to make other hardware, like you video card, run better, so you are still getting you moneys-worth.
I found a fix to get full 4 GB of RAM and i tested it and its working... But im gonna turn it off because u sayd: Usually, the left over RAM is used to make other hardware, like you video card, run better, so you are still getting you moneys-worth.

And i Trust u
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31 Jul 2010   #5
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djokica89 View Post
I found a fix to get full 4 GB of RAM
Really? What did you do?
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01 Aug 2010   #6
djokica89

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 Bit)
 
 

Here ti is i strongly suggest to READ whole text before doing anything:

Code:
http://www.pallab.net/2009/12/30/enable-more-than-4gb-memory-in-windows-vista-7/
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01 Aug 2010   #7
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djokica89 View Post
Here ti is i strongly suggest to READ whole text before doing anything:

Code:
http://www.pallab.net/2009/12/30/enable-more-than-4gb-memory-in-windows-vista-7/
On 4 GB systems the above is just an alteration to the display. RAM is still taken up by the hardware, there is no way around this. 32 bit hardware has a strict limitation on the addressing space it can allocate. This is not something Microsoft programmed into Windows, this is just how the x86 platform works. 64 bit also has the same problem, it is just that the addressing space is over 8 TB (for a full 64 bit address which most CPUs do not have). PAE is pretty much already turn on, on modern CPUs that have hardware DEP. DEP requires PAE on 32 bit systems because DEP stores the execution bits beyond the 32 bit space.

Furthermore, going above 4 GB on a 32 bit system is nothing but a cruff. You would be better off going with 64 bit. It is a lot more efficient with larger memory sizes then 32 bit could ever be.
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01 Aug 2010   #8
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

Is there anywhere I can rad about what the 1GB of my 4GB ram is used for? I've gotten bits and pieces of info from various places but it would be nice to read exactly what Windows 7 X64 uses it for.
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01 Aug 2010   #9
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Is there anywhere I can rad about what the 1GB of my 4GB ram is used for? I've gotten bits and pieces of info from various places but it would be nice to read exactly what Windows 7 X64 uses it for.
Start > type "resource monitor" > Memory Tab > Physical Memory.
No doubt the 1 GB is "Hardware Reserved" to get that 1 GB your motherboard and BIOS must support 64 bit (in the CPU and chipset) and have a memory remapping feature.
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01 Aug 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This is interesting reading: Maximum Memory in 32-bit Windows Vista : Windows Vista and Windows 7 Help For the map of the RAM that the OS uses, this is a useful program (apart from Resource Monitor): RAMMap
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