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Windows 7: Memory not reporting correctly

26 Mar 2011   #11
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Do you have the win7 retail install DVDS ? Or was this a Mfg OEM win7 ?

If retail you could clean install the the 64 bit with your key code


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26 Mar 2011   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Given that you have 6GB of RAM, a 1GB Radeon that takes that much address space from your 4GB (in 32bit that is all you have in address space) plus the other nits and lice that take anothe 500MBs, there is no way around installing a 64bit system - unless you want to waste all the RAM.
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27 Mar 2011   #13
lucasbuck

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I've got it and can reinstall. The main reason I avoided 64 was because I do a lot of gaming and heard there were issues. Any comment on that?
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27 Mar 2011   #14
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote:
I've got it and can reinstall. The main reason I avoided 64 was because I do a lot of gaming and heard there were issues. Any comment on that?
NO, you won't get any issue unless you install old 16-bit DOS-era games
You best solution is to use the 64-bit version of windows 7

Enable 'Memory Remap' if it is listed in your BIOS
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27 Mar 2011   #15
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lucasbuck View Post
I've got it and can reinstall. The main reason I avoided 64 was because I do a lot of gaming and heard there were issues. Any comment on that?

yeah that was true with xp 64 bit like early on, whoever told you that was operating on really outdated information though.
Pretty much all the 64bit compat issues were solved back with vista.
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28 Mar 2011   #16
lucasbuck

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Actually, looks like mine only do 32
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28 Mar 2011   #17
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lucasbuck View Post
Actually, looks like mine only do 32
Nope, it fully supports 64-bit
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28 Mar 2011   #18
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Think you will find he is referring to his Windows disk, which if it is OEM/system builders then you only get one disk; 32 bit or 64 bit, not both like in the retail or upgrade package.
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01 Apr 2011   #19
lucasbuck

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Correct, that's what I had. I just bought a a retail and will install 64 so we will see if that helps. But thanks to everyone for the input!
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