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ARG! Vista only recognizes 2814 GB of ram!? WHAT GIVES!

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My new Rig runs sweet, but im seeing more problems as i dig deaper into my system, Vista ult. is only recognizing 2814 GB of RAM while i have 4 GB of OCZ ram installed into my system. I have the computer dual-booted into XP and XP shows 3 GB only because it supports 3 GB. I Downloaded CPU-Z and noticed that is said only 3072 GB of RAM in installed in Vista, while CPU-Z in XP shows full 4GB in CPU-Z..? HUH?
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post #2 of 6
That's a lot of RAM
 
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post #3 of 6
I'd be damn impressed with 2,814 GB of RAM

Is your Vista the 64-bit or 32-bit version?
post #4 of 6
You running 32bit vista by any chance, it can't recognise more than 3GB. 64 bit can recognise 128GB of ram.
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What bit OS are you using? 32bit will cause it that problem.
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Uhh, Im using the 32-Bit version, but i always thought that Vista changed there kernel to recognize to around 16GB.
but i guess thats the 64-bit Vista?
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