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Windows 7: Laptop not using full power of my RAM?

16 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32
Laptop not using full power of my RAM?


I just posted another thread and got my answer there via the Nero Info Tool 5. This tool was awsome and it showed me something more that made me think:

When I go to the window called "Hardware" it shows me my hardware specs and not everything adds up: It says that my RAM is at 2Gig but it should say 4Gig. What does this mean?

Another thing: Same tool says that my graphic-card needs an update but when i go to update it, it says that it has the latest update.

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16 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Please fill in your system specs, though I will also reply with my suspicions without those.

Windows of any version in 32-bit will only address 4 GB of memory, max. You likely also have an integrated video card, which will use "shared" memory, taking memory from your RAM, decreasing the amount of memory available to the system.
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16 Dec 2010   #3

Win 8 RP, Win 7, XP

You can try from an elevated command prompt:

bcdedit /set PAE forceenable
bcdedit /set IncreaseUserVa 4096

reboot, see how much ram is reported.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

16 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32

I think it is due to me running 32-bit windows. I read some threads and I think thats the problem.

Thanks anyway
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