ram problem

hi guys! i have a ram problem. i had windows vista 32bit and 4gb ram. i updated to windows 7 32bit and says that i have 4gb ram but only 3gb are usable... pls help me.... i have a hp pavilion dv6

Hi, happy New Year, and welcome to the forums. :)

x86 (32 bit) architecture is not capable of addressing above 4 Gb, for this reason you need x64 bit operating system to use all the 4 Gb of Ram. If your CPU and motherboard support x64 bit computing, reinstall your system with the 64 bit version of your Windows 7.


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A warning needs to go with the x64 suggestion. 64 bit drivers are a little harder to come by for your devices, so check that first.

Otherwise, the 3.25 GB useable is normal for your system, as was mentioned.

but my previous OS was vista 32bit and i could use all of my ram....

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