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Windows 7: Only 2.87 Usable Ram

14 Feb 2011   #1
thomas1028

Windows 8.1 64-bit
 
 
Only 2.87 Usable Ram

I have a laptop with windows 7 64-bit and 3 GB physical RAM installed but it says only 2.87 is usable. Isn't the 64-bit version supposed to allow over 3 GB usable?


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14 Feb 2011   #2
shinsekidoll

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

may be your graphic adapter is using some of your RAM
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14 Feb 2011   #3
thomas1028

Windows 8.1 64-bit
 
 

So what would happen if I installed another GB of RAM? Will the usable amount go up?
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14 Feb 2011   #4
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Absolutely your available ram would go up. If you are using Home Premium Windows 7 you could have up to 16GB max. Although, I might add, that since it is a Laptop, you could probably not install this much.
Cheers
JohnnyA
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14 Feb 2011   #5
thomas1028

Windows 8.1 64-bit
 
 

Alright thanks for clearing that up!
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14 Feb 2011   #6
eduede

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-Bit, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Windows XP
 
 

It's actually kind of a shame that your computer came with a 64bit os and only 3gb of ram. you can and should totally add more and I second the thought that your graphics adapter (whether it's just the cpu or an dedicated gpu) is the one chewing on your memory.
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