Help Please! Ram problem

Hi there, im running a AMD PHENOM(tm) 2X4 955 Processor 3.20GHz and i have a 32bit system and running windows 7 although i dont know wheather its a real copy as i got this second hand yesterday. I have 8 GB Ram but it says 8.00 GB (3.25 GB useable) I really want to know why and to fix this , im not the smartest guy around so if someone could step by step me through this to fix it i would be grateful Thanx in Advance :)
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  1. From what I know there is some kind of cap on RAM in the 32 bit version of Windows 7, not sure how to get around it though or if you can :-/

    Here is a link to a site that explains it a little and from what it says there might be a way around it but not sure

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa366778%28v=vs.85%29.aspx#physical_memory_limits_windows_7
  2. Hey just found this, and there is a lot of info on the net out there just google how to bypass ram limit in windows 7 32 bit

    http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=960087&mpage=1

    Remember Google is your friend ;-P
  3. it is simple...you are running a 32bit operating system and the max that a 32 bit OS can handle is 3 gigs, and majority of the time they only play nice with 2 gigs. Upgrade to a 64 bit operating system and all 8 gigs should show up and be utilized.
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