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14-Jun-2012, 04:01 PM #1
My laptop RAM not performing to it's full capacity
i am using Toshiba Satellite L735 laptop. But my RAM isn't working properly. It shows 8GB but only 2.74GB is usable. I am attaching an image of that page. Can anybody tell me how to get it fixed????????????
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14-Jun-2012, 04:07 PM #2
It's a waste of time and money to install more than 3 GB of RAM in a 32-bit version of Windows 7 - which is what your computer is running.

You need a 64-bit version of Windows 7 to recognize and use 4 GB or more of RAM.

Here is a list that shows you the RAM limits for different versions of Windows XP and Vista and 7, 32-bit and 64-bit.

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14-Jun-2012, 04:23 PM #3
so i need to setup 64-bit version of Windows 7 and it will automatically activate my full 8 GB RAM.
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14-Jun-2012, 04:33 PM #4
You need to get your priorities in order and decide which one you want to deal with.

Personally, I would stick with Windows 7(32-bit) and replace the 8 GB kit(4 GB x 2) with a 4 GB kit(2 GB x 2).

If you're insistent on using 8 GB of RAM, you need to switch to Windows 7(64-bit) in order for all of it to be recognized.

Switching from Windows 7(32-bit) to Windows 7(64-bit) involves making a clean reinstall of Windows.

That means the 32-bit software and hardware you have needs to be capable of working with 64-bit.

I suggest you read here to get all the facts.

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14-Jun-2012, 04:47 PM #5
thanks flavallee for your advice. I think i will stick with my 32-bit
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14-Jun-2012, 05:06 PM #6
That would be my choice.

Did that laptop come with 8 GB of RAM, or did you add more after you bought it?

If it came with Windows 7(32-bit) pre-installed, I doubt if it came with more than 4 GB.

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14-Jun-2012, 05:16 PM #7
Yeah, it came with the laptop but why would u doubt that?
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14-Jun-2012, 05:52 PM #8
You're saying it came with Windows 7(32-bit) pre-installed and also came with 8 GB of RAM?

It's very unusual for a computer to come with Windows (32-bit) pre-installed and more than 3 - 4 GB of RAM because of the limitation factor.

That's why I had my doubts.

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