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Hi, i have recently installed a new stick of 2gig ram. But i realized that my computer only recognizes 2.91gig. Wondering how i can boost it to about 3.5gig usable.
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Sounds like you've got a 32-bit copy of Windows, and an integrated GPU is sucking some system memory. What are you running?
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Yes i am using 32bit windows using 2500k, but i have a graphics card, so maybe i can disable the integrated cpu to allow some memory free?
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What jellis142 said, 32bit means you can only use 3 gigs of ram
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Well if you have a P67 board, you can't access the IGP anyways, so it shouldn't be sucking up RAM...Z68 would allow you to use it, but I don't think it takes system memory...I know nothing about Intel when it comes to graphics though frown.gif

Well...if you have a GPU with 1Gb of VRAM, you'd only be able to access 3Gb of system memory. Or would it be only 2.75Gb...either way, I believe 32-bit systems can only handle 3.75Gb total, including dedicated memory tied to add-on cards. I just woke up, go easy on the judging tongue.gif
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I am using an Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z Mobo, so its a z68 chipset.
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its easy to fix that. switch to 64bit!
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Originally Posted by disgaea psp;14932085 
Yes i am using 32bit windows using 2500k, but i have a graphics card, so maybe i can disable the integrated cpu to allow some memory free?

theres your problem. switch to 64 bit. smile.gif
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Blame Window$, they shouldn't be making 32bit anymore!
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