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Ok I just purchased 2 more 1GB sticks of the same ram in my system below. When I boot into the BIOS, or check system stats in windows XP home, I see 3008MB, but when I check CPUZ or 3dmark06, it shows 4096MB installed (each stick's stats appear)... I have my page file turned of at the moment, and that didn't solve the problems. I haven't updated my BIOS yet, but unless someone else with the same motherboard knows that updating the BIOS will solve the problem, I would be hesitant to do so. Any thoughts or ideas?
    
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Windows home 32 bit cant use 4gb RAM. Sorry
    
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Windows home 32 bit cant use 4gb RAM. Sorry
how about professional?
    
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No. 64bit only. Same goes for vista I believe. 64 bit xp pro would be your best bet. Unless you want vista 64 bit... but I dont like vista yet
    
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thats correct redsox its a limit of the 32bit system only 64bit can access more
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if you are going to upgrade Operating systems and have 4GB of ram, Why not go vista? you are going to need it in the future anyways.
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To offer a little more detail without inundating you, it's because 32 bit cannot fully address 4 gigs. You'll need a 64 bit OS in order to address all your RAM.

The memory will not register beyond a specific point, that's why 64 bit will end up becoming more useful the long run.

Check it out - http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000811.html
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So is it going to end up being a disadvantage of running with 4 sitcks in? My timings are the same as with 2 sticks. My PC seems to running fine lol.
    
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Too bad everyone is too lazy to release good drivers for 64bit OS.
    
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To offer a little more detail without inundating you, it's because 32 bit cannot fully address 4 gigs. You'll need a 64 bit OS in order to address all your RAM.

The memory will not register beyond a specific point, that's why 64 bit will end up becoming more useful the long run.
Also, how far along have the 64bit operating systems come? because it is very important that I can run all of my 32bit applications.
    
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