When i brought my laptop it had/has 4gb of ram, But was running 32bit windows Pro 7 and the ram was 2.99gb used so i formatted and put on my own copy of windows 7 Ultimate 64bit and all was good till about a week ago when i noticed a degrade in my game performance from the norm. I was checking everything, Video card settings, Ram and cpu bios settings etc and i had a hunch so i went to the Computer Information screen (Right click on computer and properties) Noticing that the ram said 2.99gb usable again i immediately checked the Version of windows and it says Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit.
Now my question is how the hell does this happen? I didn't think windows versions could up or downgrade like that?
I have a hp pavilion dv6-2114tx, I didnt think it was possible but the version of windows 7 ultimate only has a 64bit installer that i know of, My other desktop has the same windows version installed and its still 64bit with 6 gigs ram.