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Coeco

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I was poking around with my specs the other day due to getting some memory and lag issues when doing several tasks and noticed that I'm only getting 3.25 GB of usable RAM out of 7GB and of course I'd like to put my hardware into more use somehow. Question is, I don't know what's strangling it.

I got a AMD Phenom II X4 965 Processor (3.4GHz) and running a snap older version of Windows 7 Ultimate, 32 Bit. The kind of memory I'm using are Kingstons, all which are fairly new. I heard this could be related to BIOS settings but I have no idea how to configure it properly to align with my hardware so I'm attaching a Dxdiag and hope some kind soul here can help me.

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Edited by Coeco, 10 April 2011 - 06:05 AM.

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phillpower2

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Hi Coeco
Windows 7 32-bit will not recognise more than 4GB, less on some systems.
to utilise the whole 7GB you would need to change to the 64-bit version.
See the table at the attached link http://msdn.microsof...a366778(v=VS.85).aspx
I hope this answers your question but let us know if not.

EDIT: See this option Memory Limits for Windows Releases (Windows)

Edited by phillpower2, 10 April 2011 - 06:15 AM.

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Thanks for the very quick reply.

Should going to Windows 7 64-bit solve my memory problem?

Edited by Coeco, 10 April 2011 - 06:27 AM.

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Thanks for the very quick reply, even though the link is faulty.

Should going to Windows 7 64-bit solve my memory problem?


Please see the edit in previous post regarding the link.
If the rest of your system is 64-bit capable then yes.
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