Is there any way I can get access to the rest of my memory?

John D Lamb J.D.Lamb at
Sun Sep 23 08:09:02 UTC 2012

On 23/09/12 08:35, Graham Watkins wrote:
> I know that I should get the full memory if I install the 64 bit version
> but, if I have understood correctly, this would use twice as much memory
> anyway, giving me equivalent to 2gb on a 32 bit system, so I don't
> really see the point.
> Is there anything else I can do to get my system to access more of its
> memory, or am I stuck with this?

I found this also with a 32-bit system but found no solution. In
practice, I never got close to using all 3Gb memory.

A 64-bit system should use more memory. But not twice as much. Programs
will do 64-bit calculations, which take more memory. But a lot of memory
is used, for example, for storing text information. This doesn’t need to
use twice as much memory and I don’t think it usually will. Certainly
moving from a 32-bit to 64-bit system hasn’t caused me any problems.

John D Lamb

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