Windows 7 Ultimate x86 - installed memory 8GB (3.48GB usable)

By dannydy
Aug 27, 2011
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  1. I just bought a new PC and have installed Win 7 ultimate 32bit.
    but how come my installed memory is 8GB (3.48GB usable)

    could anyone pls help.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Because you have made a big mistake not getting Windows 7 64-bit... A 32-bit OS can only "see" 3.5GB of memory. Understand?
  3. dannydy

    dannydy TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 136

    arhhh~~~~should have made some homework....wasted.:eek:
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Yes, Google is your friend in all inquiries like this :)

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