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November 11, 2009 3:37:57 AM

i have 6gb of RAM on my PC- Win7system properties shows 6gb but 3.25 useable
November 11, 2009 3:49:02 AM

Are you using 32bit or 64 bit? 32bit can only see around 3.25gb to 3.5gb.
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November 11, 2009 12:35:56 PM

+1

Sounds like you installed 32 bit. If you bought retail you should have both disks though.
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November 11, 2009 1:22:05 PM

+1 for 32 bit OS.
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November 11, 2009 9:29:18 PM

You're using 32 bit Windows 7. You won't be able to address all of your RAM until you back up your data, wipe the drive, and do a clean install of 64 bit Windows 7.
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November 12, 2009 5:32:52 AM

Yup, I concur with everyone else here, you are running 32-bit windows.
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November 12, 2009 6:02:01 AM

Shouldnt this topic be a sticky somewhere? gets asked every day.
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November 12, 2009 6:02:11 AM

Thought instantly from title as well.
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November 12, 2009 2:30:13 PM

I agree - from the title alone, that was my first assumption too. I can't believe it's not a sticky either.
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November 18, 2009 11:46:51 PM

dman220 said:
Are you using 32bit or 64 bit? 32bit can only see around 3.25gb to 3.5gb.



System properties shows Windows 7

Installed memory (RAM) 4.00 GB (3.25 GB useable)

Sytem type 64-bit Operating System

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November 18, 2009 11:47:13 PM

mi1ez said:
+1

Sounds like you installed 32 bit. If you bought retail you should have both disks though.


System properties shows Windows 7

Installed memory (RAM) 4.00 GB (3.25 GB useable)

Sytem type 64-bit Operating System

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November 18, 2009 11:47:40 PM

atk0309 said:
+1 for 32 bit OS.



System properties shows Windows 7

Installed memory (RAM) 4.00 GB (3.25 GB useable)

Sytem type 64-bit Operating System

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November 19, 2009 3:30:51 AM

First of all, please don't quote each thread and reply in a separate post as you did above. All you're doing there is making yourself look like a jackass.

To answer your question though, see the first post (marked as best answer) from "scotteq" in this thread:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/2095-63-showing-25gb-...
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November 19, 2009 11:57:06 AM

The_Prophecy said:
First of all, please don't quote each thread and reply in a separate post as you did above. All you're doing there is making yourself look like a jackass.

To answer your question though, see the first post (marked as best answer) from "scotteq" in this thread:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/2095-63-showing-25gb-...


Not trying to look like anything- and if that was your perception- than i apologize- just looking for an answer to my question- Thank you.
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November 19, 2009 12:24:00 PM

garzar said:
Not trying to look like anything- and if that was your perception- than i apologize- just looking for an answer to my question- Thank you.


Was only trying to say it's considered a bit rude to multi-post in the way you did it, that's all.

Did the answer from that thread I linked to, work for you? I'm still curious about this issue...
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November 19, 2009 9:08:35 PM

The_Prophecy said:
Was only trying to say it's considered a bit rude to multi-post in the way you did it, that's all.

Did the answer from that thread I linked to, work for you? I'm still curious about this issue...


No No - it's cool- no problem- I'm kinda new to these forum things- I'm just not familair with the edict but now I know- "No multi-posting" it can be perceived as being rude- got it.

But the thread/ link you sent me did give me the answer- Thank you - Sir.
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November 19, 2009 10:39:12 PM

Awesome! Glad to hear it worked.
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