Posted 14 February 2009 - 07:27 PM
My moms PC went on the fritz recently, and despite my best efforts it was beyond repair. I found an old Win98 disc, and for the sake of trying, tried to install it but still needed a key. I remember that during that process it had prompted that it could only use 256MB of RAM or something along those lines.
Today, a fresh copy of Windows XP Home came in the mail and I got right to fixing it for her and everything went well. Updated the drivers and other hardware fine, except that I noticed in the system information box that it was showing 256MB of RAM. I looked around on the web and checked the BIOS to see what it was showing, again, just 256MB and I am at a loss on how to correct this.
Dell Precision 650 Workstation
2x Dual Intel Xeon processers @ 3.02GHz ea.
2GB ( 4x 512) RAM ( forgot the brand but it's stock ram )
Windows XP SP3
Any comments and feedback would be greatly appreciated. It does not run slow, and seems to use all 2GB, but I would just like it to be corrected. If anyone required more info, like a DxDiag, I'll be glad to supply it.