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Windows detects only 4.75GB of 8GB RAM [duplicate]

I have Windows 7 64 bits Home Premium with 2x4GB Ram, but the system shows only 4.75GB available in Windows.
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Minecraft EXCEPTION_ACCES_VIOLATION

For a long time, I've been playing Minecraft fine. But after I tried to connect to a locally hosted and modded server of a friend of mine (Using Evolve http://evolvehq.com), I haven't been able to ...
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1answer
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Why are bits in an oddly-consistent position being flipped when I read files?

I'm trying to track down a data corruption issue that occurs on reads in Win7x64 and am out of ideas on what to try next. This originally surfaced when migrating ~2TB of data to a new home NAS; when ...
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3answers
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Defining 32-bit or 64-bit processor requirements [duplicate]

My knowledge of computer hardware is fairly extensive, however it is apparent that this is not the case when considering types of operating systems. I've gone by the rule of thumb for years that if a ...
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1answer
80 views

regulate browser memory consumption

I play a browser-based game that I would like to be able to keep running 24/7 if possible. The problem is that the more the page is refreshed, and the longer the game kept running, the more memory the ...
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4answers
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Force Windows 7 to unload items from memory (not Superfetch)

The question is how to force Windows 7 to REMOVE items from my RAM when they are no longer in use. Because this question is met with 100% resistance I'm going to clarify this once... This question ...
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Are 64-bit processors “faster” than 32-bit ones, simply because they are 64-bits? [duplicate]

I have pondered that some say "32-bit is old news" because you are limited in RAM without cutting around, such as with PAE. Assuming first that the following factors weigh in on the processor's speed ...
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1answer
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x32 and x64 architecture difference in operating with numbers

For example in Java programming language we can use int (32 bit) or long (64 bit) values. As I understood 32 bit cpu can operate with 32 bit numbers in one cycle. There is 32-bit and 64-bit cpu's. So ...
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1answer
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Windows 7 x64 Out of Memory Error - With over 1GB still available [duplicate]

I've been getting sporadic "Out of Memory" popups while playing games in fullscreen windowed mode lately (namely Arma 3 and BF4). I didn't get these before switching from fullscreen to fullscreen ...
0
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1answer
169 views

Usable Ram Memory in Windows 7 shows less [duplicate]

I have currently upgraded my OS from Windows XP 32 bit to windows 7 64 bit ultimate and my installed RAM shows as 4 GB ( 3.05 GB Usable ). Can you please advise why the Usable RAM memory showing less ...
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can i merge 4gb of ram at 1333mhz with 4gb of ram at 1600mhz

hi im running 2x2gb of DDR3 ram at 1600mhz for a total of 4gb of ram i am wanting to know if it will be a good idea to install 2x2gb of DDR3 ram at 1333mhz will it just slow down my system or will the ...
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1answer
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DDR3 RAM only works 32 bit Windows XP, not in WIndows 7

My laptop (Acer aspire 4738z) was running on 2GB DDR3 RAM on WIndows XP 32 bit. And I added one new module 4GB DDR3. Then it shows correctly the usable amount of RAM is 4GB. Then I tried to ...
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1answer
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Memtest86+ showed errors before, now it doesn't ? what could this mean?

I have 6 computers that are very similar in their hardware, they all have the Intel DH61WW motherboard, with i5 CPUs and 4GB RAM, all of these computers had the 32 bit version of Windows before, so I ...
2
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1answer
152 views

Howto fix RAM Utilization in BIOS? [duplicate]

Begin: Windows 7 Home 32-Bit I addded 4gb of RAM to the computer (3.12gb of 8gb Usable) I upgraded my PC to: Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit Added New Hard Drive Added New Graphics Card End: Windows 7 ...
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1answer
114 views

Run the 32bit userland instead of the 64-bit one in a 64-bit linux environment

This may be the opposite of a question, but I was wondering if there is anyway to run a 32bit userland instead of the 64-bit one in a 64-bit linux environment. I could run 32-bit software via ...
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18answers
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If 32-bit machines can only handle numbers up to 2^32, why can I write 1000000000000 (trillion) without my machine crashing?

32 bit computers can only store signed integers up to 232 - 1. This is why we have run out of ipv4 addresses and have entered the 64 bit era. However, the number 232 - 1 (2,147,483,647) is not as ...
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1answer
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windowx 7 x64 only uses 2GB of ram

I have just installed windows 7 SP1 on my new 64 bit AMD APU. the motherboard has 4GB of ram, andf the "Clickbios" application in windows confirms the presence of 4GB of ram. however, windows only ...
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1answer
157 views

How exactly is my 'missing' memory being used?

I notice on 64-bit Windows and Ubuntu, there is a small amount of memory that isn't even reported to the OS. For example: I have 16GiB (16384MiB) of memory in my box according to BIOS, but Ubuntu ...
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2answers
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Windows 8 64bit say low memory while 4+Gb free

I have windows 8.1 64 bit, 8Gb ram. My Task Manager shows 49% used ram, but I still get messages like "Windows is low memory, we recomend to close application". It always says that about the ...
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1answer
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8 GB of physical RAM shows up as “7.00 GB installed (3.99 usable)” in Win7Pro 64-bit's System applet

I realize there are many questions out there similar to this, but the standard answers of "you're on 32-bit" and "it's reserved for graphics" don't seem to apply. I'm not sure how to verify the ...
0
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1answer
666 views

Half of installed RAM is hardware reserved

After a rather arduous and convoluted series of problems that left me without a desktop for ~80 days, I've finally got the thing up and running, having replaced the power supply, motherboard, graphics ...
0
votes
2answers
78 views

Lenovo ThinkServer TS130 1105 - does 32/64 depend on RAM configuration?

Just got in a Lenovo ThinkServer TS130 1105 (Xeon E3-1225V1) and a (new, sealed, holographed, looks legit) copy of Windows Server 2008 32/64 (standard) to run on it for a pretty lightweight job ...
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0answers
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Virus that causes memory to buffer up for hard disk tasks?

What could this be? When explorer.exe starts Autoplay and starts scanning files, explorer's memory usage shoots up to 6GB (I have 8GB, 64 bit Windows 7). When I run file recovery software such as ...
10
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2answers
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On x86 architecture, why are there fewer bits for virtual address space than physical?

I was reading this article on 64 bit computing, and it mentions: For example, the AMD64 architecture as of 2011 allowed 52 bits for physical memory and 48 bits for virtual memory I would think ...
0
votes
2answers
319 views

Is a 41GB partition enough to install Windows 7 x64 bit in Virtual Box?

My MacBook Pro is 4GB of memory and 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 of Processor. I gave it 41GB for Windows partition. Will this be enough or will it slow down the system to install Windows 7 x64 bit? I'm ...
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2answers
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Office x86 vs x64

I'm running Win 8 x64, and I'm wondering which version of office to install, the x86 version or the x64? It seems to be me that an office app really shouldn't need more that 2GB of memory, so there's ...
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1answer
611 views

Memory dumps of a 32-bit process on 64-bit Windows 7

I used 64-bit Windows 7's normal task manager (taskmgr) to dump the memory of chrome processes, which are 32-bit, but then I read an article that says it will mess up the dump. If 64-bit taskmgr does ...
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0answers
12 views

I have a dell inspiron e1705 running windows xp 32 bit sp3. I plan on upgrading to windows 7 64 bit. what upgrades are possible? [duplicate]

I have a dell inspiron e1705 running windows xp 32 bit sp3. I have 2 gb of RAM. I plan on upgrading to windows 7 64 bit. what upgrades are possible? RAM: What the max ram I can have with my current ...
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2answers
71 views

adding additional RAM without reinstalling windows [duplicate]

I bought a laptop with 4GB RAM. Im planning to upgrade it to 8GB later (not in a short time) but i dont want to waste my time in reinstalling windows (if possible). So, i think i will install windows ...
0
votes
2answers
205 views

What combinations of ram can I put in my computer?

Here's my laptop: Dell Precision M6500 (Quad Core) Laptop/Notebook http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/viewscanbyid.aspx?id=4A6D63E631D926C3 I'm running windows 7, enterprise, 64 bit According to ...
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3answers
93 views

SSD or RAM if you could choose one? [closed]

I've got a chance to either get an SSD for my Dell E6410 (Win7 32, 4gb RAM, 7200rpm drive) or get more ram and upgrade to 64-bit windows 7. I do a lot of development (.NET) and a lot of work with ...
0
votes
1answer
311 views

Windows 7 64-bit showing 12GB (7.99GB usable)

I've just added 2GB of Memory to my 10GB (4GBx2 + 2GBX2). They're all in their correct slot, and the 2GB's speed match. I am now noticing that windows is showing "12.0GB (7.99GB usable)". I checked ...
2
votes
0answers
544 views

What's so special about `hal.dll+12a3b`?

I have a BSOD/STOP 0x124 problem that keeps haunting me for a very very long time: It always happens at address hal.dll+12a3b. In my searches for an explanation/solution, I found suggestions that ...
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5answers
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How many memory addresses can we get with a 32-bit processor and 1gb ram?

How many memory addresses can we get with a 32-bit processor and 1gb ram and how many with a 64-bit processor? I think that it's something like this: 1GB of ram divided by 32bits or divided by 4? to ...
2
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1answer
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Extreme Kernel Paged Pool Memory Use (Win 7 64-bit)

I'm currently running Win 7 Pro 64-bit on a file server system with 12 hard drives. The drives are connected through 2x IBM M1015 controller cards (flashed to LSI 9211-8i IT mode firmware). I'm ...
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1answer
166 views

How to activate the inactive RAM in a server?

In a Dell Precision server, there are 8GB RAM. The OS is Windows XP 64-bit. Originally, everything is working fine. Both BIOS and Windows are able to detect 8GB RAM. One day when I power up the ...
2
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1answer
762 views

HP ProBook 6450b not booting after memory upgrade

I recently tried to upgrade my ProBook 6450b from 4GB to 8GB of memory (the listed maximum). When installing the new pair I purchased (which is within spec for the laptop per the manual (referenced ...
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5answers
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64 Bit OS and RAM

How much RAM can a 64-bit Windows 8 Ultimate Operating System use? I have read on the Microsoft website that you can place up to 512 gigabytes (GB), but to my understanding, I thought 64-bit implies ...
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3answers
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Memory limits in 16, 32 and 64 bit systems

The theoretical memory limits in 16, 32 and 64 bit machines are as follows: 16 bit = 65, 536 bytes (64 Kilobytes) 32 bit = 4, 294, 967, 295 bytes (4 Gigabytes) 64 bit = 18, 446, 744, 073, 709, 551, ...
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2answers
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Where is 1.5 GiB of my RAM going in Windows 7 64-bit?

I have 8 GiB of physical memory, but only 6.56 GiB of it is available. See the screenshot below: It is not shared with an onboard video card - I have a NVidia NVS 3100M video card with 512 MiB of ...
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votes
3answers
65 views

Ram on windows XP [closed]

I run windows XP both 32 bit and 64 bit versions on virtual machines, I understand the 64 bit OS does ocupy a little more RAM than the 32, but is it a big difference? I donĀ“t do may things on windows ...
0
votes
2answers
604 views

Is there any disadvantage to running a 64 bit OS on a low memory system? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: advantage of 64 bit os on system with only 2Gb Is there any disadvantages in running a 64 bit OS on a low memory system, say 2GB of RAM or less? Would there be any ...
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0answers
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Windows 7 “maximum memory” boot option oddity and performance impact

Situation: I have a DELL Precision M4500 laptop with Win7 Pro 64bit. Yesterday I upgraded from 8GB RAM to 16GB RAM (2 slots) [As an aside, upgrading was a bit of a gamble because there is a lot of ...
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1answer
535 views

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit not recognizing 8 Gb of RAM

I have a Toshiba Satellite M645 running Windows 7 64bit Pro. The specification states that this particular machine can use up to 8Gb of RAM. The specs state the RAM is: DDR3 1066MHz (PC3 8500) ...
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1answer
203 views

32bit Application Memory Usage on 64bit Windows 7

I have an early 2012 Macbook Pro with and Intel I7 processor and 16 gigs RAM running Windows 7 Professional 64bit via Bootcamp. I work in Geographical Information Systems as a programmer so most of ...
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1answer
2k views

Win7 Professional x64 16GB (4.99GB usable)

I've installed Corsair Vengeance CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10, 2x8GB, DDR3-1600, PC3-12800, CL10, DIMM and my BIOS picks up that there is 16GB, Windows says there is 16GB, CPU-z says there is 16GB. But it only ...
37
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1answer
2k views

Do 64bit software/applications require more RAM than their 32bit counterparts?

I just saw these minimum requirements for a game: Memory: 2GB for 32-bit OS or 4GB for 64-bit OS Why does the 64bit OS require more RAM than its 32bit counterpart?
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votes
3answers
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12 GB of RAM only 8GB is usable

Hi I'm running a Dell Studio XPS, with quad core processor, 2 threads per core, with 12 GB of installed RAM. My problem is according to windows, only 7.99GB of that RAM is usable. The really weird ...
4
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1answer
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Windows 7 x64 reports 8.00GB installed ram, but only 3.47Gb usable [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 8.00GB RAM (3.22GB usable) in Windows 7 x64 Lenovo Z575 laptop with 8GB RAM Windows Ultimate, 64-Bit, Service Pack 1, installed this evening with latest drivers etc. AMD ...
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1answer
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*nix `free` or DOS `mem` equivalent for Windows 7 (64-bit)

On *nix systems, free displays the total amount of free and used memory in the system. From my research, the DOS mem command is similar, but it is not available on 64-bit versions of Windows 7. Is ...