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Windows 7: ram?

14 May 2010   #1
bluzeboy

windows 7 64 BIT
 
 
ram?

i have 8 GB of memory. my system shows it's only using 5 gigs
wht can i do?


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14 May 2010   #2
ryo

 
 

hello
are you sure of that?? i saw your system specs you using 32Bit, 32Bit just can read 4Gb of RAM.
make sure of that.
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14 May 2010   #3
bluzeboy

windows 7 64 BIT
 
 

using the command msinfo32
i see your right
[IMG]file:///C:/Users/ADMINI%7E1/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot-1.png[/IMG][IMG]file:///C:/Users/ADMINI%7E1/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG]
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14 May 2010   #4
ryo

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bluzeboy View Post
using the command msinfo32
i see your right
[IMG]file:///C:/Users/ADMINI%7E1/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot-1.png[/IMG][IMG]file:///C:/Users/ADMINI%7E1/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG]
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html
this tutorial to post screenshot.
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14 May 2010   #5
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

You'll need a 64bit OS to adress more then 4GB
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14 May 2010   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bluzeboy View Post
using the command msinfo32
i see your right
[IMG]file:///C:/Users/ADMINI%7E1/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot-1.png[/IMG][IMG]file:///C:/Users/ADMINI%7E1/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG]
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14 May 2010   #7
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
You'll need a 64bit OS to adress more then 4GB
Exactly.

Since a 32-bit OS is limited to 4gig of RAM, the other 4gig is just sitting there doing nothing. If you want to run 8gig of RAM get a 64-bit OS, otherwise you're just waisting money on RAM

Sorry.

And to get an understanding of what me and Wishmaster are talking about have a look at this article by Corsair memory - Gaming Performance Analysis – 4GB vs 2GB. (PDF file) Though it talks about gaming with 4gig of RAM it does a great job of showing the limitation of a 32-bit OS with regards to memory.

Good luck.
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15 May 2010   #8
bluzeboy

windows 7 64 BIT
 
 

to get 64bit what version should i get to upgrade my current OS?
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15 May 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you have a retail Windows7, you should have a 64bit installation disk. I suggest you make a clean install rather than an upgrade. Make sure you first backup your data or move it to a seperate data partition.
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15 May 2010   #10
bluzeboy

windows 7 64 BIT
 
 

thanks whs!
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