Ram Help on windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by guest169, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. guest169 macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2009
    HI! everyone

    I had Mac Pro Xeon 2x3.00Ghz, 8.GB Ram running latest Bootcamp 3.x with Windows 7 Ultimate english Version 32Bit, for some reason i see on my computer information show Ram only:
    Installed memory (RAM): 8.00GB (1.99 GB usable)

    what is that mean? is that mean is not all the ram? why? and is there a way tho fix it?

  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    First off you're running the 32bit version of win7 which can only access ram < 4 gig. You'll need the 64bit version of windows to have access to the full 8 gig of ram.

    secondly I'm not quite sure where you're looking but I presume task manager. There's other area's like about my computer to show installed ram (I'm going on memory here. I don't have access to windows 7 at work.)

    The bottom line is right now your computer under windows 7 32bit cannot access all of your installed ram.

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