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It shows me when i have 4gb ram (3gb usable)
I know when i have 32-bit, but could i add that 1gb?
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or should i upgrade it to 64-bit?
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32 bit OS will only utilize 3.5 gigs of memory at best.
If you go to 64 bit OS you will need to format and do a fresh install but this would allow you to have more then 4 gigs of memory. Your existing 4 gigs would be utilized then with a 64 bit OS.
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It shows me when i have 4gb ram (3gb usable)
I know when i have 32-bit, but could i add that 1gb?


You don't "add" anything, it's a limitation of all 32-bit operating systems.
Upgrading to 64-bit should give it you back, but you won't notice a difference in performance.

The issue you will then have if you do go to 64-bit, does all your programs and hardware work in 64-bit windows? If not, pointless going for it.
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A good way to find out is Win 7 Update Advisor.
This will Tell you of any potential issues with either your hardware or software. It will also tell you about drivers available for your system for Win 7
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