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Another Usable RAM thread.

Hi. I have read through the threads about the windows 32-bit ram issue. I have disabled switchable graphics yet I still only have 2.49 GB out of 4 GB

 

I justed added a new 2 gig stick. What else could be eating up the ram?

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Re: Another Usable RAM thread.

 

 

 

 


moh0 wrote:

Hi. I have read through the threads about the windows 32-bit ram issue. I have disabled switchable graphics yet I still only have 2.49 GB out of 4 GB

 

I justed added a new 2 gig stick. What else could be eating up the ram?


unless you go 64 bit you will never see your 4G

 

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Re: Another Usable RAM thread.

Well yeah I have learned to accept that fact Smiley Sad

 

But I read that other have upto 3.7GB usable RAM yet I only have 2.5GB. How can I increase that?

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Re: Another Usable RAM thread.

I just couldn't take it anymore and upgraded to 64bit. No complaints anymore Smiley Very Happy
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Re: Another Usable RAM thread.

I'm using "Gavotte Ramdisk" and "Physical Adress Extension" (PAE) to access the otherwise unavailable parts of my memory.

Furthermore I disabled the swapfile on all drives except for the newly created ramdrive.
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Re: Another Usable RAM thread.

Disabling switchable graphics may not be enough to fix the issue.  I am assuming you are forcing discrete.  You can download the latest notebook drivers from the AMD website or download the non-switching version of the drivers from Lenovo's site.  The switchable drivers will still reserve the ram for the integrated graphics which will lower your free ram.

Thinkpad T500-2081 CTO | T9400 2.53GHz | 8 GB RAM | ATI HD3650 + Intel GM45 | 15.4" LED WXGA+ | Windows 10 | ATI Catalyst 13.1 (non-switchable)
Thinkpad 390x | PII 333 | 256mb ram | NeoMagic 256AV | SVGA LCD | OS/2 v4.52
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