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Agentlaidlaw

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#1 14 years ago

My friend David has bought a new computer and he has 4GB of ram and Windows is only detecting 3GB of ram.... How would he be able to get Windows to see the 4GB of ram? He has 4X1GB sticks and a Asus SLI Deluxe with a AMD 4000+.




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#2 14 years ago

I thought windows could only pick up on 2GB of ram?




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#3 14 years ago

He needs XP 64-bit to address the last gb of physical memory.




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#4 14 years ago

the BIOS culd also not be detecting all the memory




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#5 14 years ago

The bio's is seeing that all of his ram slots are full though. We ran Ubuntu on it not to long ago and it said he had 4GB of ram...




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#6 14 years ago

Well does he have 64bit Windows?




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#7 14 years ago

Shouldn't matter if its 32bit or 64bit. It should find the ram. 32bit processors can handle 4GB of ram so it should work.... Linux found it why can't Windows... I've did a google and other people with 32bit Windows have 4GB of ram and it finds it..

EDIT: Also asked on Windows tech support and they say Windows XP Pro 32bit does support 4GB of ram but they have no clue on how to get it to work.... There saying its something wrong with his XP..... Wish he would use Linux but no he doesn't want to take the time to learn Linux right now.....




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#8 14 years ago

windows xp 32-bit only addresses 2 gigs, the other gig is actually an error in windows. he's gonna need windows xp x64 to address the rest of the ram




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#9 14 years ago
Dragokatzovwindows xp 32-bit only addresses 2 gigs, the other gig is actually an error in windows. he's gonna need windows xp x64 to address the rest of the ram

Agent just said that Windows can find 4GB of memory if you read his post...




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#10 14 years ago
DæmonAgent just said that Windows can find 4GB of memory if you read his post...

But agent didnt state whether the pc is using 32 or 64 bit windows




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