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Windows says only 3 of 4 gb of ram usable


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#1 Murph236

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 12:08 PM

My laptop specs

Windows says only 3gb out of the 4 I have installed are usable, why is that? Can I do something so that all 4 are usable?

Attached is my dxdiag file

This is my msinfo32 file: https://docs.google.com/document/d/185-xBJghqOGgZbB0Ibr2zlKEI843cmtvF9MeB0sZ3qE/edit

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 12:20 PM

Perfectly normal, IMO.

The important line is Total Physical Memory, not useable memory.

Useable memory is a momentary statistic, doesn't indicate a great deal, at any time, IMO.

RAM used to run various Windows processes...are deducted from total physical...to arrive at total useable statistic.

See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978610 .

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Edited by hamluis, 11 May 2012 - 03:35 PM.


#3 Murph236

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 12:27 PM

But it is using all 4 gb installed right?

I read the article, and answered my own question

Edited by Murph236, 11 May 2012 - 12:30 PM.


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Posted 11 May 2012 - 03:36 PM

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