4GB ram, but only 929MB usable on windows 8 32-bit

4GB RAM INSTALLED, showing ONLY 929MB usable on WINDOWS 8 PRO, 32-BIT.
I have gone thru ur blogs..... but got no solution for mine problem.....
please help...
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  1. if you read close enough they say you need a 64 bit operating system
  2. 32 bit can use up to 4 GB. You're good there. What exactly does it say in task manager? If you add up the free/available/usable/etc. do you get 4GB? Do you see all 4 GB in BIOS?
  3. Are you using an on-board (a.k.a. integrated) graphics adapter? If so, how much memory is allocated to its use in your BIOS?
  4. Are you using an on-board (a.k.a. integrated) graphics adapter? If so, how much memory is allocated to its use in your BIOS?[/quote

    sir can u please tell how to check that???please
  5. good point COLGeek if hes using integrated graphics it will use portion of his ram
  6. wanderer11 said:
    32 bit can use up to 4 GB. You're good there. What exactly does it say in task manager? If you add up the free/available/usable/etc. do you get 4GB? Do you see all 4 GB in BIOS?


    in task manager it says:-
    RAM:- 4GB(929MB USABLE)
    yes I do see 4gb in BIOS
  7. alvine said:
    good point COLGeek if hes using integrated graphics it will use portion of his ram


    SIR EARLIER I WAS USING WINDOWS 7 64- BIT . THEN IT WAS SHOWING 4GB AND USABLE 3.75GB
  8. What applications are currently running?

    Also, why did you change from 64-bit to 32-bit Windows?

    What are the specifications for this system?
  9. COLGeek said:
    What applications are currently running?

    Also, why did you change from 64-bit to 32-bit Windows?

    What are the specifications for this system?


    1.only 3 tabs on IE 10
    2.to try windows 8
    3.intel core(TM) i3-2328 cpu@2.20ghz 2.19ghz, ram- 4.00GB(929MB usable)
  10. In your BIOS, how much memory is allocated for the integrated video adapter to use?
  11. COLGeek said:
    In your BIOS, how much memory is allocated for the integrated video adapter to use?

    HOW TO CHECK THAT???
  12. What make/model of motherboard are you using?
  13. Msconfig>boot>advanced options and make sure max memory is either not checked or set to the highest it can go.
  14. COLGeek said:
    What make/model of motherboard are you using?

    HOW TO SEE THAT WITHOUT BOOTING AS NET IS ON ON THE SAME LAPTOP.??

    DISPLAY ADAPTER type-intel r hd graphics family(Microsoft-corporation-wddm1.2)
  15. k1114 said:
    Msconfig>boot>advanced options and make sure max memory is either not checked or set to the highest it can go.

    I have checked........ max memory is not checked
  16. Ok, so now we know you have a laptop.

    What make/model of laptop are you using? This will help to determine how you can access your BIOS.

    Usually, you just push F2 or DEL right after powering the system on to access the BIOS. Then it is just a matter for locating the video/graphics settings.
  17. COLGeek said:
    Ok, so now we know you have a laptop.

    What make/model of laptop are you using? This will help to determine how you can access your BIOS.

    Usually, you just push F2 or DEL right after powering the system on to access the BIOS. Then it is just a matter for locating the video/graphics settings.



    HP NOTEBOOK 650.I CANNOT BOOT IT RITE NO AS I AM USING IT TO CONVRSE ON THE DISCUSSION
  18. You said task manager sees 4Gb and usable 929MB. Sounds fine to me. Are you using the other 3 GB by chance?
  19. I've been having the exact same problem. This machine comes ready with windows 8 installed, but I put windows 7 on :D

    anyway, the performance was terrible so I checked the RAM and it says that same crap, 4.0 GB installed, (929 MB usable).

    So my HALF solution is to update the BIOS here: HP Notebook System BIOS Update (Intel Processors)
    As ALWAYS be careful when flashing your BIOS. this however only gives me 2.00 GB useable, so its not ideal at all, but its better than 929 MB :)


    setsoru
  20. The new HP BIOS corrects this. Mine went from 929MB to 2.66GB after installing this.
  21. Go to bios and have it reset to all default settings.
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