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post #11 of 20
32 bit windows will only show a max of 3.5 gb of ram.

but some will reserve the memory pointer address, for other resources, (not applicable to all)

so yours may only show a max of 3.25 gb of ram.

if you want to make use of more than that get x64 bit, vista.

if you have the retail version you have both 32 and 64 bit. it should ask you which one you want to install when installing.

all 4 gb will show up on cpu-z and bios, its a operating system limitation
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your not going to get all 4 gigs,32bit is limited to 3.5 gigs do to the lake of bits that it can handel at one time with woul be (32) 64bit has a way higher amount and can support 100 of 1000 of gigs of ram.
    
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post #13 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by jonny1989 View Post
your not going to get all 4 gigs,32bit is limited to 3.5 gigs do to the lake of bits that it can handel at one time with woul be (32) 64bit has a way higher amount and can support 100 of 1000 of gigs of ram.
(2^64) = 1.84467441e19 bits (or 2 exabytes)

Not quite true either. 64-bit OS have imposed limitations which is usually either 128GB or 16GB (depending on OS).
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post #14 of 20
phew, glad i read this b4 buying 4GBs of ram
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post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by kamran5461 View Post
i have vista 32 bit ultimate version.
i have 4 gigs of corsair xms2 pc2-6400 installed and i see 4 gigs being read by bois but in windows, it only shows 3 gigs. so i went into bios and enabled memory remap and then booted up again. now it shows only 2 gigs of ram in windows.
*** man?
The 4Gb with a 32bit system will be even worse with your Creative Labs sound card. You will lose hardware acceleration with more than 2Gb.
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post #16 of 20
it depends on the amount of hardware you have... for example on my machine i see 3.25GB... but on my server i see 3.68gb...
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post #17 of 20
Think this explain it well

http://www.dansdata.com/askdan00015.htm
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post #18 of 20
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The 4Gb with a 32bit system will be even worse with your Creative Labs sound card. You will lose hardware acceleration with more than 2Gb.
What?

I've never heard anything like that.
post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by Namrac View Post
What?

I've never heard anything like that.
If you have XP32 and 3 or 4 Gb enabled , open dxdiag and run the sound test.
If I remember correctly, the general consensus was that Creatives drivers were attempting to use the same memory addresses as the additional ram.
I can do a screenie of the hardware buffering not supported prompt if you like.
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post #20 of 20
thats what happened to me now im running 64 bit and it see's all 4 gig
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