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: Win 7 only 3.25 gb ram

10 Jan 2010   #11
Pentium3 FTW

Windows 7 x86, Mac OS 8.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ski View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pentium3 FTW View Post
And assuming this computer isn't a laptop... gets a little hard to cram the video card into the case :P
It is possible with some laptops.
I think mine has that feature, but I'm not sure. I know my friend's has some sort of mini PCI slot where you can pop out the old video card and insert a new one when needed.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
10 Jan 2010   #12
CoolioG

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Read this!

Lifehacker.com wrote a article that explains the diffrences between 32-bit and 62-bit operating systems.

LINK!!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2010   #13
pallesenw

Windows
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CoolioG View Post
Lifehacker.com wrote a article that explains the diffrences between 32-bit and 62-bit operating systems.
And that is yet another article that fails hard trying to explain PAE
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

11 Jan 2010   #14
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ski View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pentium3 FTW View Post
And assuming this computer isn't a laptop... gets a little hard to cram the video card into the case :P
It is possible with some laptops.
Show me a laptop you can install a vid card into...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2010   #15
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ski View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pentium3 FTW View Post
And assuming this computer isn't a laptop... gets a little hard to cram the video card into the case :P
It is possible with some laptops.
but if you have to ask if you can do this with your laptop then the answer is most likely no. personally i can't wait for ms to drop 32 bit support, which isn't supposed to happen in windows 8 either but i think that by the time it ships even netbooks will be running 64 bit so hopefully when we get 9. however i don't think we are ready to make the jump to 128 bit systems just yet, give us another 5-10 years on that one microsoft.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2010   #16
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote:
drop 32 bit support, which isn't supposed to happen in windows 8 either
All I can say is this would be a huge mistake.
They need to force the issue as they did with XP when they dropped 16bit for 32bit only OS.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2010   #17
Pentium3 FTW

Windows 7 x86, Mac OS 8.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valtonray View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ski View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pentium3 FTW View Post
And assuming this computer isn't a laptop... gets a little hard to cram the video card into the case :P
It is possible with some laptops.
but if you have to ask if you can do this with your laptop then the answer is most likely no. personally i can't wait for ms to drop 32 bit support, which isn't supposed to happen in windows 8 either but i think that by the time it ships even netbooks will be running 64 bit so hopefully when we get 9.
I love my 32 bit OS. I see all my friends with their x64 operating systems, and I see no obvious benefits and a whole lot of pains in the ass. A lot of older hardware drivers do not work, the system takes up extra space on the HD, some 32 bit programs will not work, and all the old 16-bit games will not work at all. And yes, I still use 16-bit software. Let the consumers decide when to switch to 64-bit; forcing it is a bad business idea for Microsoft and is very Apple-esque.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2010   #18
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pentium3 FTW View Post
Let the consumers decide when to switch to 64-bit; forcing it is a bad business idea for Microsoft and is very Apple-esque.
It is only a matter of time.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2010   #19
s0c9

Win7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitch656 View Post
I have the same issue with the same amount of Ram

its not really an issue.

The reason why it can only use 3.25gb of your ram is because you are using a 32bit OS

to use all 4gb of ram you must move to a 64bit OS
and remember - in case it isn't clear from Mitch's statement, and I'm not being Captain Obvious - that your hardware [mobo + cpu] must support 64-bit to install 64-bit version of Win7. You can't install it on a 32-bit platform.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2010   #20
ski

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patio View Post
Show me a laptop you can install a vid card into...
This link names a few, and also shows how to do it on a Dell laptop:
Upgrading Your Laptop's Graphics Card - PC World
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Win 7 only 3.25 gb ram




Thread Tools



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 23:33.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App