Windows 7 32Bit - Memory Usgae

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  1. Jolly181

    Jolly181 New Member

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    Hi All..

    Hoping that I have the correct forum here to ask this question...

    I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro P300 laptop and the Motherboard configuration is:

    Operating System Properties:
    OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
    OS Language English (United States)
    OS Kernel Type Multiprocessor Free (32-bit)
    OS Version 6.1.7601 (Win7 RTM)
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 1
    OS Installation Date 28/09/2010
    OS Root C:\Windows

    Motherboard:
    CPU Type Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo T9400,2533 MHz(9.5 x 267)
    Motherboard Name Toshiba Satellite Pro P300
    Motherboard Chipset Intel Cantiga PM45
    System Memory: 3066 MB (DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM)
    DIMM1: Micron 16HTF25664HY-800E1 2 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM
    DIMM3: Micron 16HTF25664HY-800E1 2 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM

    I noticed that even though I have two(2)2GB Memory modules installed, It appears that I am only using 3GB total.???I thought that I might have a faulty memory module and decided to see about purchasing another module, but, when I spoke to the store assistant, he told me that only x64 would be able to use the FULL 4GB of memory and that x32 has a limitation.??Can someone please confirm if this is the case or not.???

    Regards

    Julius
     
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  2. helpifIcan

    helpifIcan Extraordinary Member

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    That is correct!
     
  3. Elmer

    Elmer Extraordinary Member

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    Yea, with 32bit you are limited to roughly 3.25gb, no matter how much ram you throw in the machine.
     
  4. Jolly181

    Jolly181 New Member

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    Thanx All... That sheds a little more light on the subject..!!

    Regards

    Julius
     

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