4GB Ram Installed Only 2.96GB Usable?!

  ßoolian 17:50 PM 23 Nov 09
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Hi,

I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit on my laptop which has 4GB of Ram installed. Before, my laptop had Vista on it. I could use all four Gigs then why not now, or will it change in the next Service Pack or is there a way of doing it now?

Thanks,
Joe

  Devil Fish 17:58 PM 23 Nov 09

32bit windows will only adress aroung 3 to 3.5 gig of memory

i suspect your vista may have been 64 bit therefor able to adress the full 4 gig and more if it is available

  ßoolian 18:06 PM 23 Nov 09

It was the 32 bit version too, it only happened after Service Pack 1

  bremner 18:46 PM 23 Nov 09

In Vista you could SEE all 4GB you could in fact only USE a maximum of 3.25GB

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