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dr dastdardly

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I've recently upgraded my desktop computer from 2Gb (4 x 512) to 8Gb (4 x 2Gb). On rebooting and checking the system with Task manager, it tells me I only have 3Gb of memory, but using the Crucial scanner, it tells me there is 8Gb installed. What's going on?! which one do I believe?! The computer is running Windows XP, it's a Dell with an Intel Core Duo E6400 (2.13GHz) processor.

Any suggestions welcome!
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Howdy and welcome to GTG:

WinXP 32 bit version can/will only recognize about 3.25GB of ram. If you want to be able to use all of it, you will need to upgrade to the 64bit version.

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Hi.
As xp is no longer supported by microsoft, you might consider installing windows 7 64bit but, check with dell or microsoft to make sure your hardware is suitable.

Regards.
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Hi.
As xp is no longer supported by microsoft, you might consider installing windows 7 64bit but, check with dell or microsoft to make sure your hardware is suitable.


XP is supported by Microsoft until 2014 at the earliest.
There will be no more service packs for it but there will be high-priority updates.
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Thanks for the correction Neil. I thought support was only for security updates.

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