Memory Chip Recognized Incorrectly
Posted 20 May 2008 - 12:27 PM
Posted 21 May 2008 - 05:43 AM
Have you tried putting the memory stick into each of the slots? That way you can rule out that the memory slot on the motherboard is faulty.
Posted 21 May 2008 - 01:37 PM
Posted 22 May 2008 - 06:46 AM
If you right click My Computer and select Properties, it will tell you how much memory is available. Add the 2GB to what was already there and you should arrive at the same total as what is shown on the properties screen.
You could try a BIOS upgrade, but if you do be very careful to follow the steps on the the motherboard manufacturers website!
Posted 22 May 2008 - 05:45 PM
Posted 22 May 2008 - 06:11 PM
Yes, 4gb ddr2 ram sticks do exisit. Link to one--------------->http://apcmag.com/4g...tick_of_ram.htm
If you are running a XP os in the 32 bit flavor, Your machine is reporting accurately. 32 bit operating systems can only address 4gb of memory space. Some of that memory you installed will be unusable because some of the physical address space is mapped or reserved for other uses by other devices.
Pci cards, video cards, system roms, pciex all take a address space or spaces. Just because you added Ram beyond the os capability to address it does not mean you got to add extra memory space.
So Xp should report somewhere in the neighborhood of 3.0 gb to 3.5gb or so of availible memory. the rest of the space is already spoken for.
A good read, Link---------------->http://members.cox.n...tteryt/RAM.html
Posted 22 May 2008 - 10:18 PM
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