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Windows XP Professional Media Center Edition x64 not detecting 4GB Mem


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DarkSchalie

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I put in 4GB to upgrade from 512MB. When I turn it on, it only detects 1GB, 60MB reserved for my Graphics Card. Three of them aren't detected at all. Help?

I have made sure they all were locked in place.

Specs:
Windows XP Professional Media Center Edition
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4600+ Processor
nVidia Geforce 7500 LE
500GB HDD
1GB RAM (Should be 4, this is the problem)

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Edited by DarkSchalie, 03 June 2011 - 12:45 PM.

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are they all the same make and model of RAM....are they the right model for your system...go here to see what is supported by your system
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I ordered them off Crucial. They all are the same make and model.
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does your bios see all the ram...do you have a 32 bit or 64 bit OS
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Even BIOS doesn't see the RAM. I got a ... 32-bit computer. What the deuce, this computer originally came with x64 bit Windows. Looks like the guys who fixed my computer didn't bother to check my system type. However, it should still use 3GB.

I already ordered the Windows 7 family pack, and I'll probably just upgrade it back to x64.

Edited by DarkSchalie, 04 June 2011 - 03:17 PM.

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the 32 bit OS should see about 3.2 GB of the ram...try swapping places of the ram...unpluged and battery removed...
NOTE...save the stick of ram that came installed or if you ever try using the recovery partition windows will freak out if/when it sees more ram
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I already switched everything, about 10 times. Still only detects the first slot.
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OK...check your bios for anything set incorrectly in relation to the ram
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try swapping sticks of ram to the #1 slot to make sure all the sticks are good
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you will have to flash the bios because if the bios doesn't see the ram windows won't either
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