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Hey guys.
I'm just wonderin why Vista's only showing 2GB of RAM, when I've actually got 3!
I understand 32-Bit shows <4GB, but 2GB!?!
I'm still running that n9500GT... but its like 1.7GB, stock 512mb.
So I run CPU-z, reports 3GB @ DDr2-800

So whats up?
post #2 of 5
get 64bit. 32bit is the lag king. i hate it.
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Tastes like...

bad RAM?

Switch sticks around or try booting up with different RAM if you can.

Also, go into msconfig (type msconfig into the Run dialog box, if you didn't know that) and head to the Boot tab. Click the advanced options button and make sure 'Maximum Memory' isn't checked.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sktfreak View Post
I'm still running that n9500GT... but its like 1.7GB, stock 512mb.

So I run CPU-z, reports 3GB @ DDr2-800

So whats up?
Well, x86 operating systems can only see 4096MB total, but it also memory maps all video card memory to physical memory so the real total memory that a 32bit OS can support is 4GB - Total VGA Memory.
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Originally Posted by DEC_42 View Post
Tastes like...

bad RAM?

Switch sticks around or try booting up with different RAM if you can.

Also, go into msconfig (type msconfig into the Run dialog box, if you didn't know that) and head to the Boot tab. Click the advanced options button and make sure 'Maximum Memory' isn't checked.
Yeah cheers.
I set it at msconfig to 2GB a while ago, so that was my problem. My silly mistake.
ben
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