Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


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?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
14 Feb 2011   #2
shinsekidoll

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

may be your graphic adapter is using some of your RAM
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2011   #5
thomas1028

Windows 8.1 64-bit
 
 

Alright thanks for clearing that up!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Only 2.87 Usable Ram




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
8GB Ram only 3GB usable?
Hello,I have 8GB of ram on my computer and I have 64bit windows 7 but my computer says "8 GB (3 GB usable)" why is this? Thanks, -Rick
Hardware & Devices
4gb ram 3 gb usable
i have win pro 64 bit with 4gb ram it says only 3063 usable. i think that my graphics card is using the rest as hardware reserved memory how to reclaim that 1 gb of memory??
Performance & Maintenance
RAM 4GB, only 2,94 usable
Hi everyone, first of all sorry for my english, it's not my native language. I have a HP Probook 4530s, Core i3, 4 GB RAM, using Windows Professional 64 bits. I've noticed that when I enter to (Panel Control) 'System' my RAM is only 2,94 GB usable from 4 GB. I enter into Virtual Memory...
Hardware & Devices
4 g of ram but 3.90 usable ?
I have 4 g of ram and windows 7 64 bit but it only using 3.9 ? I installed the driver of the nvidia too can any one advice me plz :)
Hardware & Devices
Not all of my RAM is usable
I have 4g of ram. In control panel it is listed 4.00gb RAM(Only 2.00gb usable) I have 2x(2g) sticks Memory hole remapping is enabled. Max memory is unchecked. I have an M4A785-M motherboard. I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit This problem started happening a couple weeks ago. All attempted...
General Discussion
RAM 6.0 GB (1.95 GB Usable) WTF?!
What's this all about? Last time I checked system properties it said 5.5 GB usable. Now, today I noticed that my sidebar said that my memory is 40% in use and there's only 1.5 GB available. What's going on here? I was thinking it could be my video card taking the memory, but I didn't change any...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:37.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App