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How much ram can a 32-bit windows have?

how much ram can a 32-bit windows have?

i have 6 gb of ram but my pc dosent know it, it says it has only has 2.75g does anyone know why
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  1. 32 bit systems can only recognize a certain amount of memory, and it's not 2.75, it's 4GB. They go up in powers of two. The highest 32 bit number is (in decimal) 4,294,967,296.

    So...

    1 B = 1/100 KB = 1/1000 MB = 1/1,000,000 GB.

    So when a 32 system does calculations it can take in a number up to that size, and RAM has to do with calculations, doing processes, running applications etc.

    A 64 bit system can take up to 16GB of RAM.

    4^2 = 16.

    Go go digital logic!
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    Maximum of 4 Gigs (Approx) of RAM are supported by the 32Bit OS.
    If you want to utilize more than that you have to change over to a 64Bit OS.

    "So...

    1 B = 1/100 KB = 1/1000 MB = 1/1,000,000 GB. "
    Is kinda Wrong......
    1 B is not equal to 1/100 KB......
    Bits and Bytes are written differently...... :)
    1 whatever = 1/1000 of a Kilo of whatever..... :)

    and there is no 1 followed by zero's in the comps lingo.... it's 1024 multiples.....
    1Byte = 8 Bits......
  3. alyoshka said:
    Maximum of 4 Gigs (Approx) of RAM are supported by the 32Bit OS.
    If you want to utilize more than that you have to change over to a 64Bit OS.


    What he said!
  4. Best answer selected by choco2142.
  5. Scooter92 said:
    32 bit systems can only recognize a certain amount of memory, and it's not 2.75, it's 4GB. They go up in powers of two. The highest 32 bit number is (in decimal) 4,294,967,296.

    So...

    1 B = 1/100 KB = 1/1000 MB = 1/1,000,000 GB.

    So when a 32 system does calculations it can take in a number up to that size, and RAM has to do with calculations, doing processes, running applications etc.

    A 64 bit system can take up to 16GB of RAM.

    4^2 = 16.

    Go go digital logic!


    you are really confusing :sweat:
  6. Sorry! I'll try to explain it better!

    So your question regarded RAM, RAM has to do with running applications, and carrying out tasks etc. The way a computer functions is all with a number system called binary, base two. Our number system (decimal = 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10) is in base 10.

    So the number 32, in "32-bit OS" refers to the longest binary sequence that a computer can use to calculate a "..process or task.." To save you the math, the longest 32 to bit binary number, in decimal is : 4,294,967,296.

    That number is in bytes. So typical RAM today is measured in GB. So time for more math!

    4,294,967,296 bytes = 4,294,967 KB = 4,295 MB = 4 GB (approx).

    So the largest capacity for RAM in a 32 bit OS is 4 GB, the rest can't be used because the software can't count in that many digits!

    Hope that helps :)
  7. alyoshka said:
    Maximum of 4 Gigs (Approx) of RAM are supported by the 32Bit OS.
    If you want to utilize more than that you have to change over to a 64Bit OS.

    "So...

    1 B = 1/100 KB = 1/1000 MB = 1/1,000,000 GB. "
    Is kinda Wrong......
    1 B is not equal to 1/100 KB......
    Bits and Bytes are written differently...... :)
    1 whatever = 1/1000 of a Kilo of whatever..... :)

    and there is no 1 followed by zero's in the comps lingo.... it's 1024 multiples.....
    1Byte = 8 Bits......


    Sorry about the incorrect nomenclature, and I know it's not the exact numbers, I was making approximations as to not get to complex.

    Trick question: what is four bits?
  8. What do you mean by the question "What is four bits?"
    It's an Addressing system the most primitive and basic of all CPU's we know today....... also called a Nibble
  9. Nice! You got it, haha :)
  10. Scooter92 said:
    32 bit systems can only recognize a certain amount of memory, and it's not 2.75, it's 4GB. They go up in powers of two. The highest 32 bit number is (in decimal) 4,294,967,296.

    So...

    1 B = 1/100 KB = 1/1000 MB = 1/1,000,000 GB.

    So when a 32 system does calculations it can take in a number up to that size, and RAM has to do with calculations, doing processes, running applications etc.

    A 64 bit system can take up to 16GB of RAM.

    4^2 = 16.

    Go go digital logic!


    Your math is flawed. A 64 bit system can access
    2^64 = 18446744073709551616 or 18.45 exabytes. Processor manufactures and/or the OS will limit this to much less since it's impossible to install this much physical memory.

    You did get the 32 bit right.
    2^32 = 4294967296
  11. Thanks for the correction :)
  12. umm i got it ok you can stop ... yeah you know what i mean
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