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post #1 of 8
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i have windows XP professional 32-bit operating system.

from what i understand it should recognize over 3gb of it, but its only recognizing 2gb. i have service pack 3 and "windows update" says there are no updates for my computer.

the memory is recognized by my motherboard in full and the same with CPU-Z, so the problem must be my operating system right?
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post #2 of 8
Your System details indicate you have 2 x 1 GB of patriot. So why would the OS see more than what you have installed? Or am I misunderstanding?
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lol got me first..just looked at his specs and
    
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post #4 of 8
Im going to guess he has not updated his sig yet.

If windows does not see it you may need to do a reinstall? I dont really know. You may want to post under windows section for help also
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post #5 of 8
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thanks for the suggestion maybe someone will respond under the windows section.. also i updated my signature thanks. been awhile since i needed to ask for help lol
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post #6 of 8
Did you just now add the 4Gb of RAM?

If so make sure you don't have a bad stick..
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post #7 of 8
try one stick at the time, and different slots on the motherboard too..
    
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post #8 of 8
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haha that was the first thing i did and each stick works fine and is 2gb big, but windows thinks 2+2=2. good going bill gates. i just want more than 2gb so i know i did all i could without spending more money on a 64-bit OS

EDIT: thread moved
http://www.overclock.net/windows/363...ml#post4266208
Edited by fade2green514 - 7/25/08 at 7:11pm
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