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I have 8gb of ram installed and it says only 3.49gb is useable

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March 9, 2013 9:35:01 AM

i built this gaming pc yesterday and istalled the windows and everything , but when i took a look at the computer properties i noticed that the RAM is underused , i have 8gb ram (2x4gb Corsair XMS3 ddr3) it only say that 3.49gb of RAM is useable
as in the pic bellow , so why did that happen ? and how to fix it ?
please reply me as soon as possible .

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March 9, 2013 9:48:26 AM

You are running a 32bit OS according to the screenshot. You need a 64bit OS to take advantage of any amount of memory above 4GB
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March 9, 2013 10:03:42 AM

As he said. There's almost no reason to use 32bit anyway. Start over and install the 64bit version.
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March 9, 2013 5:31:08 PM

I didn't know you could upgrade, I have been using 32 bit for two years now and wondered, thanks for the info unskol
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March 9, 2013 9:53:21 PM

Best answer selected by KuroOuji.
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