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Windows 7: win 7 x86 4GB RAM only 2.6 usable

23 Feb 2013   #1
kenobi

windows 7
 
 
win 7 x86 4GB RAM only 2.6 usable

Hello,

I recently bought an Acer Aspire one laptop with 4GB RAM memory installed. I 've installed windows 7 x86.
It says that there are ony 2.6 GB usable.
Can anyone tell me what to do. Because, as far as I know win 7 should recognize more than 2.6GB even in 32 bit version.

I wouldn't want to re-install the os...

Thanks in advance


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23 Feb 2013   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Kenobi,

That would be about right.

Since it's 32-bit, it will actually only use about 3.6 GB out of the 4 GB with .4 GB reserved for hardware.

Since it's a laptop, you will have an integrated graphics chip that uses allocated RAM for it's memory usage. In this case, most likely 1 GB.

This leaves you the 2.6 GB usable.
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24 Feb 2013   #3
kenobi

windows 7
 
 

Yes, this is right. Video shared memory 1024MB.

Thanks for the reply.
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24 Feb 2013   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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