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Windows 7: Memory Question

04 Nov 2009   #11
yanks0826

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Cpu-z programs can be found at MajorGeeks FreeWare
So, what is this telling me?

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04 Nov 2009   #12
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Not a whole lot that is pertinent. You have 4 gigs of Crucial DDR 2 6400. Nothing wrong with that, but it doesn't help you on your decision regarding 64 bit.
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04 Nov 2009   #13
yanks0826

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Oh, so should I just stay with 32-bit? Or will I see a difference if I upgrade?
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04 Nov 2009   #14
DocBrown

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

Good Memory, Cpu speed a little slow


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04 Nov 2009   #15
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Personally, I wouldn't, unless I KNEW repeat KNEW that I was using all of my existing RAM regularly, and was therefore going to buy more RAM.

There is no overriding reason for most people to move to 64 bit, particularly if they don't have RAM issues and know they need more. 32 bit systems can't access more than 3 to 3.5 gigs of RAM, but you haven't established you need more than 2 gigs, let alone 3.

If you buy a new PC tomorrow, it will probably have 64 bit on it. Otherwise, I wouldn't bother.

Others may have another opinion.
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04 Nov 2009   #16
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Yank:

To see how much RAM you are using:

Type gadgets into your search box on the start menu.

Choose add gadgets to the desktop.

Choose the one marked CPU meter.

It will end up on your desktop. The front meter is CPU usage; the back meter is RAM usage.

If you never see that RAM meter up near 100%, more memory is pointless in your case.
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05 Nov 2009   #17
Roddy

Dual boot Win7 Home Premium and Vista Home Premium SP2
 
 

Plus, unless I am mistaken, your decision as to whether to go to 64bit may be driven partially by WHAT other devices you have connected to your PC and by, therefore, as to whether there are 64bit drivers available to use. If not, (some of) your existing devices may not work.

If you use video/picture/music editing software that is memory-hungry and you can upgrade memory AND drivers, maybe go for it. Otherwise, what's actually WRONG with what you have?

Rgds
Rod
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05 Nov 2009   #18
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

A 32 bit OS can address 4 GB of memory, it is not limited to 3 to 3.5 GB. What is causing this is hardware reservations done by the chipset. Unless the BIOS has a memory remapping setting, you will never seen that memory even with an 64 bit OS. This is a limitation of the chipset.
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05 Nov 2009   #19
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yanks0826 View Post
It says Installed memory: 4gb (3.37GB usable).

So, am I good?
When SP1 for Vista was released, MS (in it's "infinite wisdom") decided to have Windows display 4GB RAM even though 32bit versions didn't use all. However, average users will be fine with 32 bit and not having 4GB or more of RAM.
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05 Nov 2009   #20
yanks0826

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Good Memory, Cpu speed a little slow

Is my CPU speed slow because of hardware, or is there something I can do to speed it up?
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