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Windows 7 PHysical Memory Upgrade and Task Manager Physical Memory

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  • I recently upgraded my Windows 7 laptop from 4GB of physical memory to 8 GB. The Bios immediately recognized the added memory but it appears the Task Manager physical memory has not changed and only recognizes ~3.5 GB of available memory. Is there a way to have Task Manager recognize the added memory? Is the fact that the Task Manager does not recognize the added memory mean other functions are not recognizing the added memory?
    • Changed type Just KarlModerator Thursday, February 11, 2016 4:51 PM It's a question.
    • Moved by Just KarlModerator Thursday, February 11, 2016 4:52 PM Looking for the correct forum.
    Saturday, February 6, 2016 2:21 AM

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  • Is your Windows 32 or 64 bit? If 32, replace it by a 64-bit version.

    Saturday, February 6, 2016 2:36 AM
  • Hi OldMrJayBird,

    As Pavel A mentioned, if your Windows 7 is 32-bit (x86), please replace with 64-bit Windows.
    Windows 32-bit can Not recognize over 4GB memory.

    Refer to "Memory Limits for Windows and Windows Server Releases".

    Regards.


    Monday, February 8, 2016 4:33 AM
  • Hello,

    Further questions should be asked in the Windows 7 forum on Microsoft Community.

    As the Microsoft Community is on a different platform, we cannot move the question for you.

    Once there, click on Participate near the top of the screen, and select 'Ask a Question' or 'Start a Discussion'

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    Thursday, February 11, 2016 4:51 PM
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All replies

  • Is your Windows 32 or 64 bit? If 32, replace it by a 64-bit version.

    Saturday, February 6, 2016 2:36 AM
  • Hi OldMrJayBird,

    As Pavel A mentioned, if your Windows 7 is 32-bit (x86), please replace with 64-bit Windows.
    Windows 32-bit can Not recognize over 4GB memory.

    Refer to "Memory Limits for Windows and Windows Server Releases".

    Regards.


    Monday, February 8, 2016 4:33 AM
  • Hello,

    The Windows Desktop Perfmon and Diagnostic tools forum is to discuss performance monitor (perfmon), resource monitor (resmon), and task manager, focusing on HOW-TO, Errors/Problems, and usage scenarios.

    This question is more about the operating system than task manager as your operating system is not recognizing the memory.

    As the question is off topic here, I am moving it to the Where is the Forum... forum.

    Karl


    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer.
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    Thursday, February 11, 2016 4:50 PM
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  • Hello,

    Further questions should be asked in the Windows 7 forum on Microsoft Community.

    As the Microsoft Community is on a different platform, we cannot move the question for you.

    Once there, click on Participate near the top of the screen, and select 'Ask a Question' or 'Start a Discussion'

    Karl


    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer.
    My Blog: Unlock PowerShell
    My Book: Windows PowerShell 2.0 Bible
    My E-mail: -join('6D73646E5F6B61726C406F75746C6F6F6B2E636F6D'-split'(?<=\G.{2})'|%{if($_){[char][int]"0x$_"}})

    Thursday, February 11, 2016 4:51 PM
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