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How do I remove a ram cap on Windows 8.1 64-bit based processor but 32-bit OS without reinstalling windows?

Hey, sorry if this is a stupid question but how do I remove a ram cap on a 32-bit OS but 64-bit based processor without reinstalling windows?

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  1. You can't. 32-bit Windows can only handle 4GiB of RAM, and switching between 32 and 64 needs a reinstall.
  2. Someone Somewhere said:
    You can't. 32-bit Windows can only handle 4GiB of RAM, and switching between 32 and 64 needs a reinstall.


    Damn, alright then. Because I think my friend did something with regedit and it worked for him.
  3. No. Even if you get Windows to show 6GB available using some regedit hackery, it will still only use up to 3.75 and the rest is pretty much wasted. You need to reinstall a 64-bit version of Windows.
  4. There are flags you can use to allow programs to access more than 2GB on a 32-bit operating system (/3GB option), or to allow certain programs (with AWE support) to access more than 4GB of memory on a 32-bit operating system.
    These are more likely to cause you problems than to help.
    Best to install a 64-bit operating system.
  5. CraigN said:
    No. Even if you get Windows to show 6GB available using some regedit hackery, it will still only use up to 3.75 and the rest is pretty much wasted. You need to reinstall a 64-bit version of Windows.


    Oh wow, he said that it was actually working like a 64 bit would
  6. VincentP said:
    There are flags you can use to allow programs to access more than 2GB on a 32-bit operating system (/3GB option), or to allow certain programs (with AWE support) to access more than 4GB of memory on a 32-bit operating system.
    These are more likely to cause you problems than to help.
    Best to install a 64-bit operating system.


    I read that those are just for 86x based processors that's motherboards support more ram, oh well I'll just reinstall with a 64-bit OS, thanks for the help anyways
  7. Best answer
    All processors on PC are x86 based, but there is x86-32bit and x86-64bit.

    No, that is definitely not the same behavior as 64-bit Windows would operate.
  8. CraigN said:
    All processors on PC are x86 based, but there is x86-32bit and x86-64bit.

    No, that is definitely not the same behavior as 64-bit Windows would operate.


    Alright
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