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Hello,toms community i need help on my R.A.M i have an 4 gb ram on my notebook but only 2.99 gb use able i have a 32 bit system and the windows installed on it is 64 bit windows 7 ultimate.now the question is that does this mismatch effect my ram usage and every thing else runs just f9 and excellent
 
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What are your system specs, specifically the CPU type, Physical Memory, and Operating system specs?

You can get this info by going to control panel and setting "veiw by"(upper right side of window) to "Large icons" and then selecting "System". Look at the upper area for the oprerating system name and look in the middle section for the processor, memory and system type. If the system type says "32-bit Operating system" then that is why you are seeing only 2.99 Gb of memory. If you want to see more memory than that then you will need to reinstall windows using the 64 bit version of the Windows 7 Ultimate installation CD.
I answer this question every other day. Sometimes, windows won't even show all the ram in your system. Use cpuz and see how much it detects. But if your ambitious, you can backup your files or create a separate windows install dvd (if needed) and start over after formatting. But test your windows dvd first and be sure it's complete and boots up (may have to change the boot order first in the bios to dvd>hardrive. The performance difference between 3 versus 4 gb is too small to worry about.
 

JKatwyopc

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What are your system specs, specifically the CPU type, Physical Memory, and Operating system specs?

You can get this info by going to control panel and setting "veiw by"(upper right side of window) to "Large icons" and then selecting "System". Look at the upper area for the oprerating system name and look in the middle section for the processor, memory and system type. If the system type says "32-bit Operating system" then that is why you are seeing only 2.99 Gb of memory. If you want to see more memory than that then you will need to reinstall windows using the 64 bit version of the Windows 7 Ultimate installation CD.
 
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