Missing memory.

  statik 22:21 08 Jun 08
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I fitted 2 x 2GB memory modules to my new computer.
When I checked windows System Properties it said 3.25GB ram.
Crucial online checker says 2 x 2048MB memory.
Can someone explain the big difference.

  Joe R 22:25 08 Jun 08

statik

32bit windows will only detect this amount of ram.

  Switcher 22:35 08 Jun 08
  harps1h 22:36 08 Jun 08

if you have vista it will probably report the full 4GB but that is all. 32 bit cannot use anymore than than 3.5Gb. however if the OS is a 64 Bit system then all 4GB will be used by the system

  chub_tor 22:38 08 Jun 08

Vista sp1 has corrected this problem in System Properties and will report the full 4Gb.

  statik 22:54 08 Jun 08

Thanks for replies. I am still using XP and forgot about the limits.I have 64 bit Visa but don't like it at all.

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