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Check the pic,a few weeks ago that 3GB were 3.25GB.
What can be causing this?
I didn't change or remove any of the 4 modules.
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you have a 32 bit operating system it doesnt allow for more than 3 gigs of ram...sry..edit nvm you have ultimate
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get a 64 bit version of vista to use up to 128gb of ram! =(
    
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seems like your ruing vista 32 bit. Vista 64bit is the only OS that recognizes more then 3GB of ram. When i had vista 32 bit with 4 dimms (4x1GB) it recognized 2.75. Sometimes it varys.
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post #5 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick226 View Post
seems like your ruing vista 32 bit. Vista 64bit is the only OS that recognizes more then 3GB of ram. When i had vista 32 bit with 4 dimms (4x1GB) it recognized 2.75. Sometimes it varys.
But as i said before,a couple weeks ago in the same pc with the same OS/parts it said on memory 3.25GB and after some time it started showing only 3.00GB out of the blue.
i just wanna know why that 0.25GB just went away.
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post #6 of 14
Have you added anymore hardware since this event?
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post #7 of 14
Paging file got increased perhaps? Did this happen AFTER you went SLI? That 4GB memory that 32 bit recognizes INCLUDES GPU memory.
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post #8 of 14
Quote:
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Paging file got increased perhaps? Did this happen AFTER you went SLI? That 4GB memory that 32 bit recognizes INCLUDES GPU memory.
so wait since i have sli and its 1gb and my 64mb of sound ram i will only get 2.5 lol. and yes you need a 64bit OS to get 4gb and you probably added something =that has ram.
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post #9 of 14
Your system may have allocated that .25 GB to other system processes. Have you installed any new hardware (gfx card, sound card, wireless adapter) lately? The more hardware you are running, the more your OS will reserve memory for the hardware. I'm not completely sure if this also applies to USB devices, but it could. Try disabling in your BIOS anything you aren't using and removing all un-needed USB drives and see if some of that memory shows back up.
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Vista sappin' mah RAM!
    
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