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help with ram

i have an acer aspire 5740G

though i have 4 gb ram,
and 3 .86 gb usable
it shows that 2.73 of physical memory is available and the rest 1 gb is virtual memory.

what does it mean?? how to increase the physical memory?? does it have any effect.(pros and cons).


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Widely discussed.

I'm going to shortchange and write the short answer. This is fine with 32 bit versions of Windows. It's widely discussed so I'll stop here.

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but i have 64 bit version of windows 7

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There's another discussion about.

Outdated drivers and how this lowered to ceiling of available RAM. But then again we are covering old ground. Try this when you post. Put the details in so we know what OS, driver versions and more. Your question is a good one but has been discussed many times. So let's cover the usual with, Windows versions, drivers and those pesky "activators."

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