How to use More than 3GB RAM on 32-Bit Windows

Popular belief says, the 32-bit version of Windows can’t handle more than 3GB RAM. Is it really so? What will happen if you try to upgrade your RAM from 3GB to 8GB? After the upgrade, if you check system properties, you will still find memory in use as 3.xxGB! Of course, nothing to panic, your effort has not gone wasted. You can yet utilize your additional memory to optimize the function of your 32-bit system.

A 32-bit system can address maximum 2^32 address locations in RAM. Mathematically, it comes a little above 3GB. So, when you install a bigger RAM, 32-bit Windows just discard anything above its addressing jurisdiction. However, the discarded memory can still be effectively put into operational usage by using RAMDisk. This way, we allow our system to use the additional RAM as virtual memory store. The effort enhances your system performance because it narrows access time by storing recurrently accessed yet less-important temporary data.


RAMDisk works as a virtual hard drive and you create such virtual secondary storage using software abstraction out of your extra RAM. Only thing, the storage so created is volatile in nature and thus cannot be used as permanent storage. It is quite similar to your paging file in function. As the RAMDisk is created from RAM segment, it is extremely fast compared to your physical hard disk. Your system will use RAMDisk to store temporary files, frequently accessed processing-data, etc. to speed up operation.


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Recover Lost Windows Password for Free

Many times it happens that you forget password for your window system, or if you using a normal user regularly then you can forget administrator password for your machine. It is quite natural i second case as you are not using it regularly.

If you are reading this article it is quite possible that you also fall in either of the 2 category, If Yes, then you need not to worry as there are several utilities (both free and paid) available on internet which can recover windows password for you, that too without much effort. Here are few of them for you —


Kon-Boot is one free utility which is very good in recovering windows password and works like a charm. It was designed for linux to recover root password or to elevate other users as root user and then reset original root password. But Later on it was developed for windows as well. You can use it with all version of windows including Windows 7. This is one free toll which works smoothly if you want to recover administrator password for windows 7.

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Kon-Boot – Recover Windows Password

Kon-Boot works by bypassing the need of entering password at the time of booting. If you boot your windows box using Kon-Boot you can login to any Local user without typing password for it which includes administrator accounts. Once you are logged in as administrator you can change password of yours or any other user on your machine. It does not recover your old password but it allows you to reset existing password and hence you get access to your system without any problem. (more…)

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