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Windows 7: Ram Usage

03 Jan 2016   #1
KianWilliam

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Ram Usage

Greetings,
My laptop has got 2GB RAM, but only 1.86 GB is usable,
Why and how could I use it completely?
thanks ahead
Kian William


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03 Jan 2016   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1.86GB equals 2GB in binary. Any binary number will show smaller (in this case by 7%) than the corresponding decimal number.
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03 Jan 2016   #3
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Most likely the difference is in use by the video system. This is very common in laptops.
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03 Jan 2016   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
See if there's an upgrade to 3gb's of ram
64 bit would be best for 4gb's and above
32bit would do best with 3gb's but would most likely be 4gb's but 32 bit would only see 3gb's or just under that availability
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03 Jan 2016   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Guys, none of your good advice will help the OP. He is merely looking at a math problem. If you never learned to calculate in binary, it will be difficult to understand. Just take my word for it that the OP has absolutely no problem.
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03 Jan 2016   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep,
But all I see is a low powered unit with 64 bit on it and 2gb's of ram
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04 Jan 2016   #7
KianWilliam

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Ram usage.

Thanks to all of you for the responses, here is what I have found in microsoft website:
This is expected behavior on computers that are running Windows 7. The reduction in available system memory depends on the configuration of the following:
The devices that are installed in the computer and the memory that is reserved by those devices
The ability of the motherboard to handle memory
The System BIOS version and settings
The version of Windows 7 that is installed (For example, Windows 7 Starter Edition only supports 2 GB of installed memory.)
Other system settings
for a complete details you may go to:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/978610
Kian William Nowrouzian
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04 Jan 2016   #8
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Guys, none of your good advice will help the OP. He is merely looking at a math problem. If you never learned to calculate in binary, it will be difficult to understand. Just take my word for it that the OP has absolutely no problem.
While Hard drives are specified by the manufacturers in Decimal and it is necessary to relate that to binary within the computer, RAM is not specified in decimal.

2Gbs of RAM is 2GBs, and will show as 2GBs in the computer.

My guess is some RAM is used by some other function, e.g. graphics.
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05 Jan 2016   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

As everyone has said, there`s nothing wrong.

Just up the ram to 4 GB, or as I like to say......

AddRAM
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