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Windows 7 x32 only recognizes 4Gigs of the 6Gigs installs


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#1 Siuan

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 11:48 PM

I am running Windows 7 on a system I built myself about 18 months ago. I recently added 4Gigs of RAM to the existing 2Gigs.

Occasionally I get an error message about being out of memory. It during one such episode that I discovered that only 4Gigs of RAM is actually being used.

I've only know about this site for a week or so or I would have been able to give you more specific information.

Maybe Speccy can help you.

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/BZ5lBkdb8NEFqZXqio87ugv

Any help would be much appreciated but please be very clear and complete. I've had 3 strokes and sometimes it's the most obvious and simple concepts that elude me.

Siuan

Edited by Siuan, 15 May 2011 - 11:54 PM.


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Posted 16 May 2011 - 12:33 AM

You will need to upgrade to Windows 7 64bit to utilize all your ram.

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 01:07 PM

Not the answer I wanted to hear, HOWEVER,

I have several very old games that I love to play. Will I still be able to play them??

I have several USB drives formatted in x32 bit, that I routinely use to move among several computers. Will I still be able to do that??

This computer is in a network with a Vista Laptop & an XP Tower. Will the network still be viable??

Given these issues, would changing from Window 7 x32 to Windows 7 x64 really be a good fit for me??

Siuan

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 01:09 PM

it would be a very viable option. All those things will still work. I still play games from 1995 on my Windows 7 64bit systems.

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 08:30 AM

The only option is to upgrade to 64-bit because 32-bit can only utilize 4GB ram.

Hope this helps.

Louis :)




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