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2.7 Out Of 3.00 Installed Ram Usable


I'm running windows 7 ultimate 32-bit and have 3 gb of ram installed in my computer. 32-bit editions of windows are supposed to be able to use up to 3. 2 gb of ram or something like that. However, when i look at a detailed performance report, it says that only 2. 70 gb of my 3. 00 gb installed ram is usable. Why is this?

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I had a quick look at some other threads which talks about usable ram being shown less than installed ram. Mine is also same case. In my case, my windows 7 x64 ultimate box shows: installed memory (ram): 4. 00 gb (3. 75 gb usable). I understand that . 25 is gone, due to other devices/motherboard etc. Now my question to experts: considering that there are no hardware changes and if i add 4gb more ram (making total 8gb of physical ram), then what will be the value of my usable ram?

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Posted On: 2009-11-17 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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In vista, i was using full 4gb of memory installed. And it was fast. I disabled everything for "best appearance" and it was just a stripped down xp, running decent fast (as compared to win 7 after installation).

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1- i was wondering how to find out which type of ram i would need. (Btw, this is a laptop)

2- is there anywhere that can give instructions for self installation (i heard it was easy to do myself), or if its even wise to do it myself.

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http://www.Intel.com/products/desktop/motherboards/dg33fb/dg33fb-overview.htm
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Kingston 2 gb ddr2 800 mhz

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