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  • Question

  • Hi Team,

    As i have windows 7 ultimate and ram memory is 6 GB. i am unable to use the memory fully. it showing like 2.92 GB is usable. i have tried to change in msconfig boot menu option advance setting maximum memory size but it didnt work after doing multiple times and multiple restart. i have attached screen shot here for your reference. could you please help me to resolve this issue.

    OS details:

    Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit

    laptop model:

    lenovo z570 ideapad

    image url

    https://social.microsoft.com/Forums/getfile/723511

    Thanks & Regards,

    sakthideepan D


    Sunday, September 20, 2015 5:37 AM

Answers

  • A 32-bit install can only handle 4GB of RAM - and some of that is reserved for hardware.

    You need to upgrade to a 64-bit install to be able to use all 6GB of RAM.


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
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    Sunday, September 20, 2015 9:04 AM
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