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Using full 4GB Ram under Win7 32 Bit

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October 3, 2010 3:54:02 AM

Hello,
I successfully upgraded to 4 GB Ram.
But,it only shows 3.5 Gb only in System Properties.
In Cpu-Z shows 4 Gb ram..
Somebody neeed to help me....

:pfff:  Also,my free disk space decreases after upgraded to 4Gb Ram...

Help me Please!!!
:sol: 
ALSO,To Advanced Pc User,,tell me the disadvantage using 4Gb ram in win7 32 bit...

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October 3, 2010 4:05:53 AM

Hi Hadismkay and welcome to Tom's hardware forum.

1- Ur free space decrease because ur virtual RAM rise up.
2- For use the 4GB full or more with a 32 bit OS u need hack the kernel of the rig and that is process that if u don't do in the proper way u will need do a clean installation again.
3- If u don't want hack the kernel, 32 bit OS only can use 3.25GB or 3.5GB RAM and not the full 4GB.
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October 3, 2010 4:28:20 AM

tq2..one more thing,is it okay to me continue the 4 gb ram or use 2 bg only??..
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October 3, 2010 5:46:30 AM

You still get benefit from 4GB even though the OS can't see it all. It will run much better with the 4GB.
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October 3, 2010 6:05:06 AM

You also have to factor in how much Video Ram you have as that takes up memory allocation as well as various hardware components. Essentially you can only really count on having 3 GB RAM available for the OS and Applications using a 32 bit system. If you have 1 GB RAM on your Video Card then you will have less than 3 GB RAM available. There is no real substitute for a 64 bit OS.
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October 3, 2010 7:10:52 AM

What the hack?
If you have extra money you should buy better os (means it can do something useful with so much ram), or see what distribution of Linux can run the rig you have (if any).
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October 4, 2010 1:40:56 AM

Like anort3 says, 4GB is much better that 2GB even if ur OS only can use 3.5GB stay with those 4GB and maybe u can update the OS to 64bit latter to use 4GB or more.
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March 12, 2011 6:21:06 AM

Win XP 32 bit Pro is still the best OS that exist...means that all programs works like programmers meant to work...Rigs with more than 2 GB RAM are useless
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March 16, 2011 2:56:52 AM

The 32bit OS reserves some memory for devices and graphics, etc. You are still getting the benefits of the 4 gigs. A 64 Bit OS shows all the memory installed but still does pretty much the same with it as the 32 bit OS.
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March 16, 2011 3:36:59 AM

spooky2th said:
The 32bit OS reserves some memory for devices and graphics, etc. You are still getting the benefits of the 4 gigs. A 64 Bit OS shows all the memory installed but still does pretty much the same with it as the 32 bit OS.


More or less I agree. I have found a good article about RAM and communication between RAM and processor.

url: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Random-access_memory
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