OK I know this is an old system but I was just trying to extend its life a little. I just installed another 2 GB of RAM, a total of 4GB now. All sticks are the same manufacture and part number. Windows 8 (64Bit evaluation copy for now) recognizes 4GB but says only 3GB are available. I checked the BIOS and it only says 3GB installed. MY MOBO says it supports 8GB of RAM. All RAM slots are now occupied. Before I installed the new RAM I removed the old sticks and installed just the new ones to make sure they work. They work just fine. SO what gives? why does the BIOS only see 3GB and why does Win 8 see 4GB but only 3GB available? Thanks for any help. Jim.
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6/12/13 at 4:59pm