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RAM useable on x86 system

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  • my tablet is Acer W500, and running on Windows 7 x86. the RAM is 2GB, but it can only use 1.6GB. I was wonder, is the Win 8 do this same way and restrict the RAM, or , at least, for My tablet, it can use full 2GB RAM? and what is the maximum RAM ?GB can be supported?
    Friday, September 16, 2011 8:50 PM

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  • 32bit has a limit of 3.5GB.
    64bit: way more than any user currently has.

    So you see, you should be able to use all your ram.
    But keep in mind that on the GB on ram does not refer to GigaByte! it refers to GibiByte.
    1 gibibyte = 1024MebiByte's and blablabla, it boils down to this:

    Gigabyte should be seen as 1000MB.
    GibiByte should be seen as 1024MB.

    Now stores keep it easy and just sell them as gigabyte, which is made in units of 1000 instead of 1024.


    Therefor, with any product you buy, there seems to be some space missing.

    Regards,

    Dylan Meeus


    0x2B |~ 0x2B Blog : www.it-ca.net/blogdylan
    • Edited by Dylan-Meeus Friday, September 16, 2011 9:02 PM mistake
    • Marked as answer by David Yi Friday, September 16, 2011 9:06 PM
    Friday, September 16, 2011 8:59 PM

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  • Minimum RAM Requirements:

    32bit - 1GB RAM

    64 bit - 2GB RAM

     

    If your graphics card is using shared memory it will be less then the total memory installed. If needed check to see how you can reduce your graphics card shared memory and increase available RAM, usually it's done in the BIOS, or in your GPU settings.

    Friday, September 16, 2011 8:54 PM
  • 32bit has a limit of 3.5GB.
    64bit: way more than any user currently has.

    So you see, you should be able to use all your ram.
    But keep in mind that on the GB on ram does not refer to GigaByte! it refers to GibiByte.
    1 gibibyte = 1024MebiByte's and blablabla, it boils down to this:

    Gigabyte should be seen as 1000MB.
    GibiByte should be seen as 1024MB.

    Now stores keep it easy and just sell them as gigabyte, which is made in units of 1000 instead of 1024.


    Therefor, with any product you buy, there seems to be some space missing.

    Regards,

    Dylan Meeus


    0x2B |~ 0x2B Blog : www.it-ca.net/blogdylan
    • Edited by Dylan-Meeus Friday, September 16, 2011 9:02 PM mistake
    • Marked as answer by David Yi Friday, September 16, 2011 9:06 PM
    Friday, September 16, 2011 8:59 PM
  • i hope the acer team release a x64 version of driver and software. but its in a dream.... :(
    Friday, September 16, 2011 9:09 PM