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4gb of ram reports 2.6gb


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I know this issue has been addressed before, but I can't seem to find where. I am running Windows XP Pro 32 bit, and have 4 1xGB ram sticks installed on my mobo. They are tested and all work. So, why isnt my OS reporting them when my motherboard does?

Is all 4gb of ram working, even though they arent all being reported?
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Well, no. The 32bit OS will only support 3.2GB of memory. The rest is most likely being used by your intergrated graphics.
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Hi Tripp :)

I was going to say the same thing Titan mentioned: XP won't see anything above 3 gigs of memory. It's been listed for the public to see on the Internet for some time now.
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XP can see above 3.2 Gb. but only the x64 bit version. In the 32 bit version its 3.2 Gb in total (meaning your ram + graphics card memory etcetera..) , so to have the 4 Gb of ram be registered by the computer the 64 bit OS is needed.
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