it's not a problem, it is a bottleneck that can't be fixed.... your using a 32 bit version of windows that oonly supports 3.5gb or ram, no matter what you do or what os or kernel you use a x86 kernel can only use 3.5gb ram, some may show 4 gb some might not but it wont use 4gb. if you want to use 4gb you need a 64bit processor and a 64bit operating system. if you do not have either than there was no point in getting 4gbFellows I want to know why the Windows 7 (even Vista) shows my RAM 3393612 KB as I have just installed the Dual Channel memory , two slots of 2 GIGs & If somebody points out that PC is sharing the memory to GPU , if so I haven't installed the GPU.
That is, if I may be so bold, a mad decision. You are saying that you are on a tight budget, but you are prepared to spend Ã‚Â£100-150 for Vista x64 to access just 0.7Gb of additional RAM. Why not download the 64-bit version of Windows 7 RC, try it for free until next March and see if you get a huge increase in performance and then, if you do, splash out the cash to purchase Windows 7 next March. If you don't, then stick with what you have got and thank Microsoft for giving you the opportunity to test it out for free.Thanks for info, i am going to install the 64-Bit Vista.
Luckily I got 640 Gigs of HD. Fellow please tell me whether I can use Deamon Tools to burn the ISO files to Flash Drive.Well my Win7 x64 installation occupies 20Gb, but I have a fair few programs installed which require entries in my users folder - but the majority of my programs are installed in a different partition, as are my data files and my Page file. So, it depends on which and how many programs you are planning to install and if you keep your data on the same partition as your OS (something I do not recommend). I would say a minimum of 20Gb, but depending on how you intend to set your system up, I would go for 50Gb to be comfortable - if you have the space.