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4gb install but only see 3gb in welcome center!!

post #1 of 7
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i have vista ultimate for op. when i install 4gb of ram it only appear as 3gb. what can i do? is it okay to leave it in there even though it only appear 3gb?
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post #2 of 7
its because 32 bit operating systems can only recognize ~3 gigabytes of memory.

If you want to be able to use all 4, switch to a 64bit operating system (vista or xppro64), which can recognize like 128gigs? some number thats not quite within anybody's budget anyways.
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post #3 of 7
Yupe, he hit the nail on the head. If it's a 32-Bit OS, you won't be able to use all 4 Gigs.
    
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post #4 of 7
Yes, it's okay to leave it in.... and welcome to OCN!
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post #5 of 7
Apparently some people are reporting after updating to SP1 they can see all 4 gigs.
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i run 64bit-op!
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post #7 of 7
Go into the bios and enable memory remapping. I think it is in the Chipset settings in the bios.
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