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I just put 64 bit on my sig rig, and installed 2x1gb tracers and 2x1gb ballistix at 850mhz. It only shows up as 2047mb when im runing vista though. Whats up with that? I thought i would have 4gb if i moved to vista 64bit.


Also my HTPC has vista 32bit and i have 2x1gb corsairs 675, and 2x512 geil 667 ram installed and Vista says 3gb installed, but under that task manager is shows only 2gb available. Am i missing something or is it on both of my cant support more than 2gb?

Please help. Im very frustrated.

Thanks.
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Have you loaded service packs for 32 and 64 bit yet ? Mine only showed 4 G`s once I had installed the service packs..
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Do you have Memory Remapping enabled in your BIOS?
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I don't recommend that you put all 4 RAM modules and then install Vista 64bit. You need to install Vista 64bit and upgdrade it to SP1 and then insert the second two Gigs of RAM.

If you have installed up to SP1, then remove your RAM, and then insert them back and Vista might pick them up!
 
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the htpc does have sp1. and it shows 3gb in vista, just not in task manager.
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so i installed all fo the vista updates and when i rebooted i get the blue screen right at the windows loading screen. I tried every piece of ram i have and they all have the same result. So i know its not the ram itself, but its obviously failing right as it starts to load from the HD.


Is my mobo toast?
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post #8 of 11
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All is good, i have the system running. It was a corrupted file in the installation.

Vista 64bit shows 4gb installed and is only using 2gb on my sig rig.

Vista 32 bit shows 3gb installed and is only using 2 gb on my HTPC.

Both have SP1 installed and are updated. What is going on here. This is very frustrating.
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post #9 of 11
Make sure that in the Boot advanced options, the "Max Memory" box is unchecked. To do so you'll have to type msconfig under dos, move to Boot section and open the advanced options.
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That fixed my problem. Thank you + rep
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