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I have 16 gig of ram installed yet only 3.3 is available?

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May 14, 2013 5:29:53 AM

I have 16 gig of ram installed yet only 3.3 is available? How do i fix this?

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May 14, 2013 5:35:13 AM

I'm guessing you have Windows 7 32 bit as the OS?

If so, that is exactly what will happen.
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May 14, 2013 5:35:42 AM

Do you have windows 64 bit or 32 bit? Windows 32 bit is only capable of addressing up to 4 GB of RAM, some of that 4GB will be reserved and unusable.

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May 14, 2013 5:36:01 AM

Did you install a 32 bit OS?

32 bit OS can only address about 3.5 GBs of RAM.

Upgrade to a 64 bit OS and you will be able to use all 16 GBs of RAM.
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May 14, 2013 5:36:17 AM

Do you have windows 64 bit or 32 bit? Windows 32 bit is only capable of addressing up to 4 GB of RAM, some of that 4GB will be reserved and unusable.

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May 14, 2013 5:36:44 AM

Upgrade to a 64 bit operating system.
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May 14, 2013 5:47:36 AM

take 12gb and make a ram disc.
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