64 bit/4gig ram system only using 2 gigs
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September 21, 2008, 12:09 AM
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heres a stupid question thats been floating around in my head for a while...
i'm running vista 64 bit with 4 gigs of ram
i'm mostly running 32 bit programs
i've YET to see my system use much more than 2 gigs of ram (couple times like 2.17 kinda thing) I know alot of the programs i use could use alot more than the paltry 1 - 1.5 gigs they're getting (vista is using around a gig on its own, i know some of that is vista making use of the ram loading whatever it decides to load that day, but still...)
i'm "assuming" that they're not using more than 2 gigs because they are only 32 bit programs, but is there a way to force the proggies to use more than 2 gigs?
i thought i saw something about this once, but google isnt coming up with it now.
Welcome to running 64bit with 32bit apps.
32bit apps are limited to a 2gb address aware space.
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