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4 GBs of RAM only 2.84 Usable

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Doctor_Who, Jan 22, 2011.

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  1. Doctor_Who

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    For some odd reason, my new Windows 7 32 bit laptop is constantly using 40+ precent of it's installed RAM. I checked my computer's properties and found that Windows is only using 2.84 gigs of my computer's 4 gigs of ram. Is there any way I can force it to use 4 gigs? Or at least, force it to use more than my current amount? I have attached a screenshot of my computer's RAM specs.
     

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  2. Lil Chris

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    If its running with a 32bit OS Windows 7 you cant access more than about 2.84 which is correct. Where you supplied with the windows 7 disc or is it on a hidden partion. Windows 7 usually ships with 32 & 64 bit discs which would mean you could reinstall. If you can, make sure all the programs you use work on 64bit before you change.
     
  3. bbearren

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    Also make sure you have 64 bit hardware before you change.
     
  4. Doctor_Who

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    Yeah, it was originally a 64 bit system. I installed 32 bit Windows 7 Ultimate on to it. So only 2.84, eh? No way to force that limit up?
     
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