Windows 7 w/SP1 4GB limitation RAM

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by chugger93, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. chugger93

    chugger93 MDL Novice

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    So I uninstalled a version of Windows 7 with SP1 integrated. downloaded of course.

    I want to get 4GB of ram, and the patch by the swedish company does not work at all. Does anyone know if something else is available that will work as good as that patch? I hate having only 3 usable.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Meru

    Meru MDL Novice

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    use 64 bits OS
     
  3. chugger93

    chugger93 MDL Novice

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    I can't, software at work isn't compatable. Guess I'll deal with 3 usable
     
  4. ibeqa

    ibeqa MDL Member

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    If it comforts you, it's 3.25Gb:eek:
     
  5. luckman212

    luckman212 MDL Novice

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    I'm curious which software isnt compatible... 64 bit has been out for many many years now, the compatibility is pretty great these days, even with 'legacy' apps.
     
  6. Kouryu

    Kouryu MDL Senior Member

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    the only things that won't work are ancient crappy 16-bit apps
    if that's a problem, use XP mode
     
  7. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    Or compatibility mode, it shouldn't really affect things in this case, but worth a try (say, select XP or something)...
     
  8. Trinket

    Trinket MDL Senior Member

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    16-bit apps won't work in 64-bit Win7 unless you run them in a virtual machine (which is what XP Mode is) -- compatibility modes don't work for that.

    As far as I know, actual patching of the system to make it use more RAM in 32-bit OS is risky where it comes to stability, something you especially don't want to mess with if you're on a work computer... If you have some memory hungry application you need to use a lot, maybe create a virtual ram disk for it or something. I used to do that back on XP when using audio editing apps, making the processing occur completely in memory (not via the HDD), which worked well.