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16 gb of ram but only 3 available for use


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Ryukk

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I have windows 8 and my ram sticks are exactly the same...what else could cause this?


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Hi and welcome back :)
 
If your Operating System is 32-bit, you won't be able to use more than that amount of RAM.
See this entry on Wikipedia.
 
If you want to use more, you need to install 64-bit OS.
 
Cheers,
Naat :)


Edited by Naathim, 04 July 2014 - 02:34 AM.

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Ryukk

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Thanks!

 

the system is 64 bit. Could it be a virus or something?


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Hope you don't mind the interjection folks  :)

 

Ryukk, Naat will advise you if the issue could be malware related and if it is this topic will need to be put on hold, meanwhile;

 

Please provide information about your computer, this includes is it a notebook or desktop, is it a custom build or brand name such as Dell or HP, if it is a brand name provide the model name or series number (not serial) if a custom build post the brand and model name or number for the MB and CPU, providing these details will enable us to better assist you.


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