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Windows 7: RAM 8GB (3GB Usable)

23 Dec 2013   #1
Twiistiies

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
RAM 8GB (3GB Usable)

I have a computer with windows 7 Ultimate x32 with as you can see on the title has 8GB of which 3gb is usable , I have looked on different thread but none of their tips helped me.


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23 Dec 2013   #2
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Twiistiies View Post
I have a computer with windows 7 Ultimate x32 with as you can see on the title has 8GB of which 3gb is usable , I have looked on different thread but none of their tips helped me.
What is the actual question or problem you have though? You dont specify in this post what the issue(s) are/is?
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23 Dec 2013   #3
Twiistiies

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

well I have a memory stick with 8GB but in the properties of the computer it says that only 3GB are usable and I am wondering how I can be to use all the 8GBs
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23 Dec 2013   #4
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

There we go; now; I believe you can try to do a format of the memory stick and hopefully it will allow you to use the full amount of memory. If it doesnt its probably because there are files on the stick that may be write protected possibly.
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23 Dec 2013   #5
Twiistiies

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

well then how do I format the memory stick?


I found a thread about something called Resource Monitor where it says that 5GBs was "Hardware Reserved".
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23 Dec 2013   #6
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

With Windows X86 (32 bit) it is only capable of using 3.5 GB of ram address space. 64 Bit Windows is capable of using all 8 GB.
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23 Dec 2013   #7
Twiistiies

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Thanks essenbe.
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23 Dec 2013   #8
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I hope it helps you.
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24 Dec 2013   #9
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
With Windows X86 (32 bit) it is only capable of using 3.5 GB of ram address space. 64 Bit Windows is capable of using all 8 GB.
DOH!: how could i have forgotten this one!; (oh well it happens to the best of us sometimes) :)
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24 Dec 2013   #10
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

It happens to me all the time.
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