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Win 7 32 bit vs 64 bit

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April 7, 2013 9:01:03 PM

In My Computer's property my memory is 1.50 GB (1.37 usable) is because I'm using a 32-bit of Windows 7, the only way I can have full use of 1.50 is install a 64-bit of Windows 7, is this true (I'm using a desktop if that matters)

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April 7, 2013 9:06:43 PM

Not in this case. It's probably using some memory for the onboard graphics. The only time you'll see a limit like that is between 3 and 4 gigs.
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April 7, 2013 9:08:56 PM

corbeau said:
Not in this case. It's probably using some memory for the onboard graphics. The only time you'll see a limit like that is between 3 and 4 gigs.


what if I add a Graphics Card?
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April 7, 2013 9:13:27 PM

Adding a Graphics card will improve your display quality, but not your RAM.

32 bit Windows is limited to use of below 4GB of usable Memory. And if you want to use more than 4GB RAM, you will need to have 64bit version of your Windows 7.
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April 7, 2013 9:29:42 PM

wait...you only have 1.5 gb total?..are you running 3x512 sticks?
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April 7, 2013 9:29:56 PM

kansas_dude said:

what if I add a Graphics Card?


yes, you will get the full 1.5 gigs of ram. Or you could swap out the 512 MB stick of RAM for a 1 GB stick and you'll have just under 2 GB (would probably be cheaper), that is if you have 1 GB+1 512 MB.
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April 7, 2013 9:44:12 PM

im willing to bet thats ddr2 ram.
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