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post #1 of 17
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I have 4gb ram 1066 ocz reaper 2x2gb I cannot get vista to show that it has 3.5 in my system

I do have 2 512 alpha dogs installed

could this be taking up my memory?



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post #2 of 17
A 32 bit OS can only handle 4GB max memory. That is system memory, video memory, any memory on a sound card, and any memory anywhere else. So you have 1GB of video memory taking up part of that 4. 2GB total does still seem a little low.
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post #3 of 17
32bit OS only recognizes about 3.2gb of ram, judging by your sig rig, it appears you have SLI'd 8800GT's with 512mb each. therefor, 2x512 = 1024, 3.2gb - 1gb = 2.2gb of available ram.
    
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post #4 of 17
Vista 32bit will not take advantage of all your 4 gigs and it will not reflect all 4 gigs.

You need to upgrade to Vista 64bit to take advantage of 4+ Gigs.
 
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post #5 of 17
Why don't you already have x64..
post #6 of 17
Some people misheard that 64-bit sucked so they bought 32-bit.
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post #7 of 17
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nah I got it for way cheap back in the day never upgraded
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post #9 of 17
you should be seeing 3gb available.

you have ~1gb of VRAM, so you can address 3gb of RAM.

32-bit OS limit is ~4gb
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post #10 of 17
you should check to see if both your sticks are recognized in cpu-z. see if 2 slots are occupied in the SPD section
    
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