Missing RAM

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JohnP

 Win7 64 recognized my 6 gig of RAM but for the life of me I could not find ANYTHING that seemed to run faster because of it. Add to the fact that I lost most of my favorite apps by going to 64, I dropped Win7 64 like a hot potato and went back to Win7 32. What exactly was Win7 64 supposed to DO for me?

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andyjos

I have noticed a difference using certain applications in a 64bit vs 32bit environment. However, I still run 32bit because of all the headaches getting all of my applications to function in the 64bit OS. In terms of performance, in a 32bit OS only so much ram can be accessed by any individual application. So for instance, if I'm trying to edit a really large image file in paint.net, it will crash every time simply because the application is unable to address the required amount of ram to load the image. Opening the same file in a 64bit OS works just fine. Those are my experiences.

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rohde782

I have this same exact problem. Has me stumped. The only differences are that i have a core i7 system with 6gb of RAM(of which only 4 are reconised now). Have been running this system for months and it used to

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see all 6gb. Any ideas. 

Windows 7 RC1, Corei7 920, 6Gb OCZ Ram, GTX 285oc, ECS X58B-A Mobo.

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skyknight

if you goof around with msconfig long enough and check a box that says max ram, the default is around 4 gigs. max ram sounds good so noone looks at the value. that may be one cause.

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Comic Book Guy

What's with the first comment, why is CSS showing up? 

Comic Book Guy

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rohde782

I don't know why all the css is showing up in my comment.

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