How do you change RAM settings on Windows 7 from 4GB to 8GB?

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    if you have more that 4 gb of physical ram and windows 7 32 bit, then you wont be able to access that memory you will have to install 64 bit

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  • Andy T
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    You don't. There are two types of primary memory, well there are tons if you go all the way from CPU engineering to Alan Turing academia. But of the two I point at previously, neither can be changed. One is hardware the other is pagefile automanaged by Windows, The pagefile can forcibly turned off up to Windows 7 but setting it granually died out after Windows 3.1 but I stand by neither can just be changed by software.

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  • 6 months ago

    Hi. Ok ... It seems that there are 2 problems here.

    Problem 1) Appaerently nobody who answered here understands that there is something called a "swapfile" that Windows uses (Yes, even Win7 does) in addition to the physical hardware RAM on the motherboard

    Problem 2) Only a couple of people mentioned that if You ARE asking about the physical hardware RAM in the computer, You need to be running a 64bit OS (not necessarily Windows - a 64bit linux also is capable of) telling You whether the extra 4Gbs is recognizing properly. Any 32bit OS, Windows, linux, anything will ony recognize 3.2Gbs of system RAM, not 4Gbs, & if the system uses the RAM for video stuff too, it'll drop below the 3.2Gbs as well.

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    G"Luck!!!

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  • 6 months ago

    RAM 4GB RAM in Windows 7 will be converted to 8 GB if you add another 4 GB RAM

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    There is no such thing.

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  • 6 months ago

    If you have 8GB but Windows is not recognising it, then you probably have a 32 bit install of Windows.

    32 bit operating systems are limited to 4GB address range.

    The only way to change that is to completely erase the existing system and install a 64 bit version; there is no "upgrade", it can only be a clean install.

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  • stan l
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    SMFH! AYRTFS???????????????

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    You can't change the settings from 4 gigs 8GB you have to replace the ram you have to purchase ram take the old out and put in new ram. before you do this make sure that you have upgraded to the latest bios and go to crucial ram. Ram and run the free memory checker and make sure the computer actually supports 8 gigs of RAM some of them do not some of them do not

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  • Bill-M
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    What your asking is quite impossible. There are not settings to change the RAM Size.

    You have to Purchase New RAM Sticks in order to increase the RAM Size.

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  • John
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    That takes a special tool. You'll need to take it to a computer shop where they have such things.

    It's a record! 7 people who don't get that the OP has no clue and just needs to take it to a tech person.

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