04-20-2011 06:51 PM
I purchased add-on RAM from Lenovo for my SL510. When I right-click My Computer and select Properties, it says:
Installed memory (RAM): 8.00 GB (2.84 GB usable)
This would explain why I haven't seen the performance improvement I would have expected. Does anyone have advice about how I can get the system to address the RAM properly? It's Windows 7, 32-bit.
04-21-2011 03:23 AM
Hi and welcome to the forum!
You need 64-bit version of Windows to make use of 8GB RAM, 32-bit only address 3GB. You can buy the upgrade from lenovo.
Hope this helps.
Maliha (I don't work for lenovo)
ThinkPads:- T400[Win 7], T60[Win 7], IBM 240[Win XP]
IdeaPad: U350Apple:- Macbook Air [Snow Leopard]
06-18-2011 07:59 PM
32 bit Windows access 4GB of memory but other system resources and installed hardware lies within this 4GB limit. That's why you will never see anything beyond ~3 GB available in a 32 bit environment. My desktop has 3.2 GB of memory available. Of course I would like to know what's consuming 1.15GB in this Lenovo SL510 laptop.