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Windows 7: windows not using all of my RAM?

23 Dec 2010   #1
DrSlickDaddy

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit
 
 
windows not using all of my RAM?

Im running Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit and i have 4GB of ram but in my system properties it says that only 2.87GB is usable. My brother has 64bit and has 8GB of RAM and his is using all of it. Will switching to 64 bit help my problem


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23 Dec 2010   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Dr.SlickDaddy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Switching to 64-bit will allow your system to actually use above 3.25 GB of installed RAM.

If you have a integrated graphics chip on your motherboard, then you might check your BIOS settings to make sure that you do not have any memory allocated for it since you are using two graphics cards instead.

Also, double check to see if you have a memory mapping option in your BIOS settings. If you do, enable it.

Next, using the tutorial below, make sure that you have the Maximum memory box unchecked, or check it and select the highest option 4096 (4GB) for your amount of installed RAM.

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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23 Dec 2010   #3
tuxxdk

Windows 7 Ultimate US x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrSlickDaddy View Post
Will switching to 64 bit help my problem
In short: Yes.
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23 Dec 2010   #4
DrSlickDaddy

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit
 
 

i tryed everything and its still using 2.87. im just gonna switch to 64 bit
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23 Dec 2010   #5
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrSlickDaddy View Post
i tryed everything and its still using 2.87. im just gonna switch to 64 bit
Word of advice: Round up 64 bit drivers for your devices before you switch (32 bit drivers will not work in a 64 bit OS). Windows may supply some, but often, mfr drivers suit your devices better. Also, you will be prepared for those drivers that windows may not supply.

Oh, and welcome.

James
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23 Dec 2010   #6
DrSlickDaddy

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrSlickDaddy View Post
i tryed everything and its still using 2.87. im just gonna switch to 64 bit
Round up 64 bit drivers for your devices before you switch

James
thank you very much for the advice
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23 Dec 2010   #7
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrSlickDaddy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrSlickDaddy View Post
i tryed everything and its still using 2.87. im just gonna switch to 64 bit
Round up 64 bit drivers for your devices before you switch

James
thank you very much for the advice
You're very welcome. I've been running 64 bit for several years, and win7's implementation is excellent. Plus, those programs that need more RAM really benefit from it. The things it does with Photoshop are nothing short of incredible. Post back if you need help.

Good luck!

James
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23 Dec 2010   #8
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrSlickDaddy View Post
i tryed everything and its still using 2.87. im just gonna switch to 64 bit
It's a limitation of 32bit os, can only read 3gig, 64bit can read all you can give it
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