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2.2 GB usable out of 4 GB usable?

post #1 of 13
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I recently installed Windows 7 ultimate.The problem is that although I have 4 GB RAM installed(1 stick of RAM with 4 GB only,so I guess that there is no problem with the RAM),I have 2.2 GB RAM usable and Resource monitor shows that hardware reserved memory is 1818 MB.I have also run msconfig and made sure that max memory is unchecked.Could you guys provide any other solution?Below,the system information is given.



OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601

OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation

System Name BISWAJITSAHA-PC

System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.

System Model To be filled by O.E.M.

System Type X86-based PC

Processor AMD A8-6600K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, 3900 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. F5, 18-03-2013
SMBIOS Version 2.7

Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1

Locale India
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name biswajitsaha-PC\biswajit saha
Time Zone India Standard Time

Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 2.22 GB
Available Physical Memory 954 MB
Total Virtual Memory 4.45 GB
Available Virtual Memory 2.41 GB
Page File Space 2.22 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
post #2 of 13
Looks like you installed the 32 bit version, so you will be limited in the memory that it can access.
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post #3 of 13
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But I heard that 32 bit version can support upto 4 GB RAM. Shouldn't I get atleast 3 GB?
post #4 of 13
Not always......... depends on how much the BIOS and Windows is setting aside in the upper memory addresses for hardware support.
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What model motherboard do you have?
    
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post #6 of 13
About the max you'll get on 32 bit win7 is 3.3gigs, and depending on how much the onboard graphics is using that may be why you get 2.2 gigs. usually the APU uses 512MB for its graphics, but it could be set to 1 gig.
 
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post #7 of 13
http://youtu.be/o56Gbn_ROWU

Easy way to patch 32-bit Windows for more than 4GB RAM
Edited by TheReciever - 3/7/14 at 11:12am
    
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post #8 of 13
Why would you install the 32 bit version of Windows?
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post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by zooterboy View Post

Why would you install the 32 bit version of Windows?

Its possible it came from a volume license, or free product from dreamspark. There are many reasons to use what you got instead of purchasing additional software
    
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post #10 of 13
Did you pick the 32-bit version on purpose? Did you have some old legacy apps that won't work on 64-bit? The 64-bit version would have probably been the best bet to begin with, but if that isn't an option you're stuck with tweaking the PAE setting.

But before you go messing with the current PAE setting I'd recommend determining if it's already enabled or not. You can check in the registry;

If I recollect it can be found here;

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PhysicalAddressExtension

If it is set to "1" that means true and PAE is enabled

If it is set to "0" that means that PAE is disabled.

Also from memory, in order for PAE enabled to stick, I believe that DEP needs to be enabled. Anyone feel free to correct me if I'm not remember correctly. Been on 64-bit for a few years now.
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Crucial C300 128Gb x2 RAID0  SK Hynix SH910 128Gb x2 RAID0 Western Digital Black Edition 1Tb Western Digital Black Edition 640Gb 
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