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Windows 7: windows 7 32 bit ram question

11 Jan 2011   #1
doc8927

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
windows 7 32 bit ram question

how can I get windows seven ultimate 32 bit to use all of my 12gigs of ram? I have them all plugged up right and it sees that they are all there but says only some of it is being used. how can I change that without going and buying the 64 bit, that would only use a little more. I know there is a way just not sure how if someone could enlighten me that would be awesome Thanks in advance


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11 Jan 2011   #2
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

32-bit windows is limited to a maximum of 3GB of memory. You'll have to switch to 64-bit to utilize the whole.
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11 Jan 2011   #3
doc8927

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Oh and this is the complete set up just in case you need any of this.
GIGABYTE GA-880GMA-UD2H AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard


AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDX945FBGIBOX

Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 998770


two 350 Gb western digital Sata hard drives

and a random case and dvd drive I had from a old system.
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11 Jan 2011   #4
doc8927

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EzioAuditore View Post
32-bit windows is limited to a maximum of 3GB of memory. You'll have to switch to 64-bit to utilize the whole.
with 64 will I be able to access all 12?
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11 Jan 2011   #5
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Yes - only if the application needs it, of course.
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11 Jan 2011   #6
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Hi! doc8927, welcome to 7F

If you click on this link:
Memory Limits for Windows Releases (Windows)

Main Page Here:
Memory Limits for Windows Releases (Windows)

It will have a table showing you the Memory limits for the different versions of Win7.
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11 Jan 2011   #7
doc8927

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

what is x86?
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11 Jan 2011   #8
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by doc8927 View Post
Oh and this is the complete set up just in case you need any of this.GIGABYTE GA-880GMA-UD2H AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDX945FBGIBOX Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 998770 two 350 Gb western digital Sata hard drives and a random case and dvd drive I had from a old system.
x86 is just another word for 32-Bit.And your system's pretty nice. Switch to x64 to utilize its full potential.
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11 Jan 2011   #9
doc8927

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Thanks I have been looking into it since I put it together and found that out. Disappointed bout the 32 but guess you get what you pay for
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11 Jan 2011   #10
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

If you have the 32bit version you do not need to buy another copy. The license for Windows can be used with both the 32bit and 64bit version. You can only have one activated at a time. So just get a 64bit disc and install with your current license.
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