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Why doesn't my Windows 7 32bit recognise all my RAM memory ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have just installed Windows 7 32bit and it does not recognise all my RAM, i currently have 4 GB of RAM on my laptop ( Acer aspire 5750g ) but windows only recognises 2,32 GB, why is that ?
    Monday, January 9, 2012 8:38 AM

Answers

  • 32 bit can only see a max of 4GB - usually around 3.0 - 3.5GB, but if your hardware or graphics card is using shared memory it will be even less. Check to see how you can reduce your graphics card shared memory and increase available RAM, usually it's done in the BIOS, or in your GPU settings. Check your motherboard manual for other ways to increase available RAM.



    The usable memory may be less than the installed memory on Windows 7-based computers:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978610

    
    To use over 4GB of RAM requires 64 bit Windows.

     

    • Proposed as answer by Niki Han Wednesday, January 11, 2012 6:30 AM
    • Marked as answer by Niki Han Tuesday, January 17, 2012 5:13 AM
    Monday, January 9, 2012 6:47 PM