Missing ram

  Newuser3605 09:09 AM 01 May 11

I bought a computer with 16 gb ram which showed up correctly until I installed xp pro. Now it only shows 3.3 gb. How can I get back to using the 16 gb. Many thanks.

  Thalmus 09:10 AM 01 May 11

You need a 64 bit OS to utilise more than 4 GB of memory

  global-killer 09:12 AM 01 May 11


3.3g will show if you are 32bit Windows, to see all the ram a 64bit Op Sys needs to be used.

You probably had 64bit on your original installation (Was it Vista....uck)


  Newuser3605 20:33 PM 01 May 11

Many thanks for the answers. Yes, it came with a trial version of Windows 7 Home Premium, where it was all available. It seems like a bit of a waste of 13 gb and I suppose I'll have to upgrade one day. It's a shame because xp pro is so good, but that's the way it goes, I suppose.


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