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Windows 7: Why is only 1/4 of my installed RAM usable?

07 May 2015   #11

Windows 7 Professional 32bit

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The amount of useable RAM will not be the cause of your PC slowing down then.
Really? What do you think the most likely problems would be? Every time I have a program crash (a game for example) my task manager always shows that my Physical Memory is running close to 100% (which according to the task manager is ~4GB). Therefore I guess I assumed it was a RAM issue.
Physical Memory can run up to 100% and if that happens regularly you might check into what your Virtual Memory/paging file is set at, may be good to make it larger, say twice the size of the RAM. I set mine at 1.5 times the RAM and the same number for Maximum and Minimum but games, video editing, large spreadsheets, etc., do need more than the minimum requirements. Running more programs at the same time exacerbates the problem. Windows loves as much RAM as it can get.

Yeah I found the paging file editor earlier, but got scared of changing it, so I didn't. So you're saying I should set the minimum at like 32768 MB (2x)? Or should I go with 24576 MB (1.5x)?

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07 May 2015   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP

Your limit of RAM for 32-bit Windows is 4GB, use that number.
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07 May 2015   #13

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Please, just clean install Windows 7 Professional 64 bit, and all your problems will disappear

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08 May 2015   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

I agree with AddRAM; just do a clean install of Windows 7/64.
A proper COA key will work for either 32 bit or 64 bit but it must be a Clean Install.
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