Asus P5B & 32 Bit Windows 7

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    Hi,

    Wasn't sure whether to put this is OS or Motherboards section? Anyway, just purchased a PC off Ebay which has an Asus P5B motherboard with dual core and 4 gb of RAM fitted (4X1gb). Its running on a 32 bit version of Windows 7 which recognises there is 4gb fitted but will only physically use upto 2gb.

    After a small amount of looking about the spec i found this "When installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Hence, a total installed memory of less than 3GB is recommended."

    My question is , is there anyway of getting around this or tricking the system without having to upgrade the OS to a 64 bit system? If not how do i upgrade to a 64bit, i've looked on the Windows website and its as clear as mud, i don't have a windows disk.

    Thanks
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