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Something wrong with my RAM?


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#1 Cathryn33

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 10:15 PM

As per topic description, at bootup the memory count shows all my RAM but in Windows System it only shows 3.25GB.

Does this mean I have a faulty stick somewhere?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 10:53 PM

XP64 would likely show the full amount. It will take a 64bit OS to recognize more than 3.5g of RAM.

The other 256meg missing is due to video card allocation.

Edited by dpunisher, 23 November 2008 - 10:57 PM.

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 11:37 PM

Thank you :thumbsup:

I did wonder whether the extra was absorbed somewhere but thought 750MB was a bit much. Your explanation makes it a more reasonable number and makes sense.

Would Vista use the full 4GB? If so, would the trade-off in memory usage by Vista itself make it not worth it?

And also, would upgrading the video card free up the other 256MB?

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 12:50 AM

Vista, would read the full 4 gigs.
A 64-bit OS will read over 100 gigs of RAM.
From what I understand, the more RAM you feed Vista, the more it likes it. :thumbsup:
In fact, anything less than 4 GB, could actually slow your system down.

And also, would upgrading the video card free up the other 256MB?

Depending on the upgrade, yes.
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