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Only 2GB RAM when installing Vista?

post #1 of 8
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I just got Vista Ultimate 64 bit. I have 4 GB RAM total but was told when installing to only have 2 GB in the system.

Is there any truth to this?
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post #2 of 8
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929777
Install with 2GB, apply the update from the above link before adding the
other 2GB RAM.
    
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post #3 of 8
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Would this have been solved with SP1, because the Ultimate version I have is SP1.
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post #4 of 8
Well, I myself had this problem a couple of days ago when I built my first PC. I have 4GB (2*2) and were installed all and thus was not able to pass the loading always got stuck and re-booted itself automatically.

Then I took one RAM stick and it went well and then installed the mentioned patch and everything is now working great.
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post #5 of 8
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Excellent. I will do this as well. Thanks!
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post #6 of 8
I never got this problem when installing Vista x64 but i have heard of it.
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post #7 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xeonjon1608 View Post
I never got this problem when installing Vista x64 but i have heard of it.
Well, just to be on the safe side... I'm going with 2 GB while installing Vista x64.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 750GB + 320GB Lite-On Windows Vista x64 Acer AL2216W 22" LCD 
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post #8 of 8
i installed 2x2 with no issues.
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