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How to make 8gigs of ram work

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July 27, 2011 8:00:36 AM

I have windows seven ultimate installed which I purchased with the 64 bit as well as the 34 however it would only accept the 32 and does not recognize the 8 gigs of ram i do not mind paying for the help as long as I know how much it will cost

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July 27, 2011 8:18:31 AM

Well I don't think that you really has a 64bit os, because 64bit windows can recognize RAM up to 196GB.Try reinstalling windows7 and make sure it is 64bit not 32bit.And remember that a 32bit operating system can use only 3.5GB os Ram.I think you should change ram sticks locations.(like put the left one to right slot and the right one to left one.)
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July 27, 2011 8:46:59 AM

It has to be 64 bit to read more than 4gb of ram
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July 27, 2011 10:11:44 AM

Did you buy the windows 7 "retail" pack with the box?

This comes with 2 CDs, one says 32bit and the other says 64bit. You can only install one of them at a time and they use the same code that came with the box.

It sounds like you have the 32bit version installed so you will have to do a wipe and re-install windows with the 64bit CD. (Remember to back up anything you want to save)
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July 27, 2011 1:31:14 PM

Agreed, you must have installed the 32-bit version. You will have to reinstall Windows 64-bit from scratch.

Don't forget to back everything up that you need.
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July 27, 2011 3:14:24 PM

Hi. If you look at System (press the Control key CTRL + Pause break) It will tell you if you have 32 or 64 bit installed on the main screen
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