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Windows 7: 4 Gigabyte Tunning on Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit

29 Sep 2010   #1
nvspi20

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
4 Gigabyte Tunning on Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit

Hi All,

Just now I installed 2+2 = 4Gb of RAM on my system. And the system properties shows 2.96 GB Usable. I would like to use 4 Gigabyte tunning to increase this 2.96 and would like to take full advantage of the 4GB. Does 4GT option available in Windows 7?? If so can you please explain me the process of enabling it.......

Thanks,
NVSP


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29 Sep 2010   #2
madtownidiot

 

You won't see the full 4GB (minus whatever memory is set aside for graphics) unless you install the 64 bit version of windows. There is no other solution
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29 Sep 2010   #3
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Here is a chart of memory access. With 32-bit, you will never take advantage of 4GB. Usually around 3 GB or so.


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30 Sep 2010   #4
nvspi20

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Thanks guys for the replies.

Can I use PAE, or 4GT on Windows 7???

Thanks,
NVSP
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30 Sep 2010   #5
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I believe it is possible, but you can kiss stability goodbye. I'm not sure why there's so much resistence, but the only real solution is to go x64. If you want to use 4 GB or more...that's the solution. Besides, it's not like it would cost you anything...so why not?
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30 Sep 2010   #6
madtownidiot

 

What part of "32 bit operating systems can't see more than about 3 GB RAM" don't people understand? I challenge anyone to show me a computer with a 32 bit operating system that has more than 3.2 GB of usable RAM. There may be 4GB of addressable space, but the difference is required for addins. For god's sake people, unless you actually have a computer that runs a 32 bit operating system which shows 3.3GB of usable memory or more, (in which case people would immediately line up at your door offering you money), stop telling people it can be done.
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30 Sep 2010   #7
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nvspi20 View Post
Thanks guys for the replies.

Can I use PAE, or 4GT on Windows 7???

Thanks,
NVSP
Only applications having native support for PAE will benefit this, most applications do not support PAE
This could make your system unstable, x64 seems a better choice
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30 Sep 2010   #8
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
stop telling people it can be done.
Technically, it can be done, in the interest of facts. Does that mean it should be done? Absolutely not. There are plenty of good reasons why Microsoft doesn't enabled PAE, support it, or recommend it, lack of stability being the primary one. Add in the fact that pretty much none of the consumer-level drivers support PAE, and you won't be left with a usable system. You might be able to boot and show that more memory is being used...but that's about all you'll be doing with the system.

As I said, it can be done, but this is yet another example (of many) that prove the age-old addage....just because it can be done, doesn't mean it should be done. I could take a swan dive off a building....but that doesn't mean I should.

There's no need to be yelling or whatnot, because we're actually in agreement. There's a very simple solution to using 4 GB of memory, and that's to run an x64 OS.
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30 Sep 2010   #9
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Does anyone remember DOS, with extended and expanded memory? What a trip back then. Fun times - lol. QEMM and Upper Memory Area (UMA), expanded memory (EMS) and extended memory (XMS).
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30 Sep 2010   #10
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Hi or Lo?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
Does anyone remember DOS, with extended and expanded memory? What a trip back then. Fun times - lol. QEMM and Upper Memory Area (UMA), expanded memory (EMS) and extended memory (XMS).

Yeah, I remember memory managers and such. Your right there was a considerable amount of tweaking goin' on.
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