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RAM usable showing very lower than installed RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Experts,

    Iam using Dell Inspiron 3537, with Intel i5 processor. When I bought this there was windows 8 but later I changed that into windows 7 32 bit ( for smooth running of work related applications) but I understood that, usable RAM showing only 2.40 out of 8 installed. so I updated to 8.1 32 bit. but still showing the same. How can I solve this issue..? is that 32 bit will not support a 8 GB RAM...?? please provide me a solution

    Thanks

    Fahis T


    • Edited by Fahis T Saturday, April 5, 2014 10:09 AM
    Saturday, April 5, 2014 10:08 AM

Answers

  • >is that 32 bit will not support a 8 GB RAM...??
     
    Yes, that's your problem. 32-bit only supports up to 4G, an you probably
    have RAM allocated to your video.
     
    To use 8G, you need a 64-bit OS.
     
     

    Bob Comer
    • Proposed as answer by DonPick Sunday, April 6, 2014 1:54 AM
    • Marked as answer by Roger LuModerator Monday, April 7, 2014 2:28 AM
    Saturday, April 5, 2014 11:54 AM

All replies

  • >is that 32 bit will not support a 8 GB RAM...??
     
    Yes, that's your problem. 32-bit only supports up to 4G, an you probably
    have RAM allocated to your video.
     
    To use 8G, you need a 64-bit OS.
     
     

    Bob Comer
    • Proposed as answer by DonPick Sunday, April 6, 2014 1:54 AM
    • Marked as answer by Roger LuModerator Monday, April 7, 2014 2:28 AM
    Saturday, April 5, 2014 11:54 AM
  • On 05.04.2014 12:08, Fahis T wrote:





    Hi Experts,

    Iam using Dell Inspiron 3537, with Intel i5 processor. When I bought this there was windows 8 but later I changed that into windows 7 32 bit ( for smooth running of work related applications) but I understood that, usable RAM showing only 2.40 out of 8 installed. so I updated to 8.1 32 bit. but still showing the same. How can I solve this issue..? is that 32 bit will not support a 8 GB RAM...?? please provide me a solution

    If you are very experienced you could change your kernel with this URL:
    http://wj32.org/wp/2013/10/25/pae-patch-updated-for-windows-8-1/

    I did this last year and since this time I can use my full 8GB (on Win 8.1 32Bit).

    You can at every boot select the old method (max. 3.x GB) or the new one (8 GB).
      -- Juergen Heckel

    Sunday, April 6, 2014 3:02 AM