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Windows 7: 4GB (3.25 usabel of RAM)

19 Sep 2009   #1
devilmycry4

Windows 7
 
 
4GB (3.25 usabel of RAM)

Help me Please.....???
i used Windows 7 64-bit with 4GB of My RAM, But In My Computer detect Is 4GB ( 3.25 GB usable)
can i use FuLLY of may RAM.....??????


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19 Sep 2009   #2
Antman

 

Enable Physical Address Extension (PAE) in BIOS.
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19 Sep 2009   #3
devilmycry4

Windows 7
 
 

HOW to Change It..........????
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19 Sep 2009   #4
Antman

 

Do you have the BIOS manual? The website is not very helpful.

Try F2, Del, INS or other keys on boot to try. DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING WITHOUT EXPERT ADVICE OR COUNSEL

Gurus - will a 945GC chip support PAE?
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19 Sep 2009   #5
devilmycry4

Windows 7
 
 

Huufffttt.....

i used Mobo winsonic WS 10201 v1.0a
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whether this could???

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19 Sep 2009   #6
DocBrown

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

Some MB's set aside ram for the video card to use.
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19 Sep 2009   #7
Antman

 

You are rapidly losing my interest.

YES or NO
Do you have the manual?

YES or NO
Did you try the suggested keys to open BIOS?

Please note: BIOS can only be opened during the boot process. Look at the screen for the proper key - it is often listed there.
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19 Sep 2009   #8
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by devilmycry4 View Post
Help me Please.....???
i used Windows 7 64-bit with 4GB of My RAM, But In My Computer detect Is 4GB ( 3.25 GB usable)
can i use FuLLY of may RAM.....??????
Yes, you can. Go back to using Windows 7 64 Bit (or any other 64 Bit OS).

It all comes down to architecture, and hardware. Allow me to explain:

Computers are stupid machines, and "think" about numbers in Binary - 0's and 1's. What this means is the greater numbers of bits that can be processed at any given time, the greater the number that can be represented. Binary Numbers are read from right to left, with each successive digit representing a larger number. For example, the binary number "1111" is the number 15. It is calculated as follows:

1(8) 1(4) 1(2) 1(1)
8 + 4 + 2 + 1 = 15

Using various combinations of 0's and 1's, a 4 Bit number can represent the decimal numbers 0 to 15. You can calculate the possible number of deicmal numbers of any given "Bit Depth" using a simple math equation:

2 ^ [Bit Depth]

In the above example of a 4 Bit number, 2 ^ 4 = 16. With computers, when talking about 32 Bits or 64 Bits, we are actually referring to the maximum space addressable by memory. The maximum address space of 32-Bit can be calculated as follows

2 ^ 32 = 4,294,967,296 Bytes.

A common mistake to think of a KiloByte, MegaByte, Gigabyte, etc. in units of 1000, as we do with all decimal units of measurement. This is, however, incorrect. Think in units of 1024:

1 KiloByte (KB) = 1024 Bytes
1 Mega Byte (MB) = 1024 KiloBytes
1 GigaByte (GB) = 1024 MegaBytes
1 TeraByte (TB) = 1024 GigaBytes

4,294,967,296 Bytes = 4,194,304 KB
4,194,304 KB = 4,096 MB
4,096MB = 4GB

Some people don't understand it, but the "lost" memory is being used, just not for what you may think. Whether it is for a simple device such as a clock timer or you graphics card, all your hardware device drivers are using that memory. The memory is "lost" to the "usable" pool, which is defined as the memory that is not in use by hardware after all devices have been initialized. "Usable" memory is used for data and executable programs.

It is impossible for 32-Bit to exceed a 4GB address space, so the memory allocated to devices absolutely MUST fall within the 32-Bit range of 4GB. This is the the reason why on 64-Bit you could see the full 4GB, but you only get around 3.5 usable on 32-Bit. 64-Bit address is like this:

18,446,744,073,709,551,616 Bytes
18,014,398,509,481,984 KB
17,592,186,044,416 MB
17,179,869,184 GB
16,777,216 TB

As you can see, 64-Bit is fr, far larger than 32-Bit in terms of maximum addressable space. Heck, I don't even know how to pronounce the number in bytes!

FYI, if you're curious about it, HexaDecimal (Hex for short) is nothing more than a "human readable" form of Binary, with the numbers 0-9 and A-F representing the numbers from 0-9 and 10-15. It's easier to write down "0xFFFF" to represent 65535 instead of "1111 1111 1111 1111"

Hope that cleared things up for you...
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19 Sep 2009   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Do you have the BIOS manual? The website is not very helpful.

Try F2, Del, INS or other keys on boot to try. DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING WITHOUT EXPERT ADVICE OR COUNSEL

Gurus - will a 945GC chip support PAE?

Only Intel 946 and above support PAE.
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19 Sep 2009   #10
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Do you have the BIOS manual? The website is not very helpful.

Try F2, Del, INS or other keys on boot to try. DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING WITHOUT EXPERT ADVICE OR COUNSEL

Gurus - will a 945GC chip support PAE?

Only Intel 946 and above support PAE.
Some PowerUsers are under-rated.
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