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Problem with new RAM- not recognized?


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I just installed 2 Gig of Ram (2x 1Gig). I was already running 2 Gig so I would assume I should now have 4Gig total... problem is when I powered up Vista says I now have only 3.25Gig of RAM. I'm confused, if it said I had 3 total I would assume I got a bum stick but with it showing 3.25 I'm thrown... any ideas?

My system:
AMD x2 4200
Gigabyte M55SLI-S4
RAM: Corsair XMS2 DDR2 6400 (All 4 sticks are same)
Vista Home Premium 32bit

Please Help!!

Edited by Rookie Builder, 04 December 2007 - 10:32 PM.

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If your Windows is 32bit its natural as they can only view up to a certain bit of data and therefore they don't show the full 4 gigs of ram.

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Edited by SOORENA, 04 December 2007 - 10:06 PM.

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So with 32bit I'm maxed out at 3.25?
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:)

Upgrading to 64-bit operating system will see the full 4GB in use. :)
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It's not really an issue right now, I went with the 32 because I read that there were a lot of driver issues with 64 (not that I havent had any with 32). What is entailed in upgrading? Would I have to purchase a full upgrade kit?
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Yes, just make sure it has 64-bit version in it. I believe the retail versions come with both 32 and 64, and you can choose when you install.
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