swapnil1193

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hello,

I have a Intel core 2 Duo e7200 motherboard and 2.53ghz processor. the motherboard has to slots for RAM, i previously had 2gb RAM stick installed & recently i added one more 2gb stick into the other slot, but the system show only 3gb RAM installed. what could be the problem? :??:


 

Hellboy

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Hi

windows 32bit edition has a limit of around 3gb
3.25 to be exact.

To get the full 4g you'll need to go 64 bit I'm afraid.

All the best

HB
 

LePhuronn

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Not strictly speaking true, but for the purposes of this discussion yes.

You'll need a 64-bit OS to properly register the RAM and use it all.
 

matthew123

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If it's not true strickly speaking, then what is?
I only ask because I have no idea :)
 

LePhuronn

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I was referring to the maximum available RAM on a 32-bit system is determined by what's left over after all the other memory registers have their slice. With 4GB being the maximum registerable value 32-bit maths can deal with, you can be left with less than 3GB when it's all sliced up.

For example, I'm dual-booting one of our edit machines in the office with XP 32-bit for compatibility with an old Decklink video capture card. The machine has 8GB RAM in it, but it also has a 1GB Nvidia Quadro, Asus Xonar D2 and a few other bits and bobs as well. As a result XP 32-bit only reports 2.4GB total system RAM.
 

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