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Old 06-30-2009, 10:12 PM   #1
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ive noticed that my computer says that i have 4 gb but only 3.25 is useable when i go to my computers properties, i have a 64 bit version of windows 7 build 7100. isnt the os suppose to recognize all 4 gb of ram if i have 64 bit?
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:20 PM   #2
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sometimes when companies advertise products they over-exagerate how much is available. they did it with my ipod at least... and with the new external hdd i bought.

if thats not it, it could be a memory limit on your motherboard or something.
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:21 PM   #3
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You are most likely using a 32-bit Operating system. Mine does that too. (MCE'05)

EDIT: Look closer at the picture, I see you have vista. Home Premium? Probably 32 bit. 32 bit applications typically only report up to about 3Gb of your actual RAM no matter how much your system has. Using a 64bit operating system will fix that.
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sometimes when companies advertise products they over-exagerate how much is available. they did it with my ipod at least... and with the new external hdd i bought.

if thats not it, it could be a memory limit on your motherboard or something.
Im not sure. Windows always does the same to me at 3.25.

Linux detects it though, so I know its the OS.
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mine only detects 3.75....
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Lucky, I only get 2.75.
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You are most likely using a 32-bit Operating system. Mine does that too. (MCE'05)

EDIT: Look closer at the picture, I see you have vista. Home Premium? Probably 32 bit. 32 bit applications typically only report up to about 3Gb of your actual RAM no matter how much your system has. Using a 64bit operating system will fix that.
sorry for my little picture but it says im running a 64 bit os, unless thats wrong?
EDIT: its windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
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mine only detects 3.75....
Well this is strange...I thought it was probably just some sort of error with my computer or something, but this is making me think there might be some sort of OS error.

NDA toxicity, what OS are you using?
I'm on xp pro 64.
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:30 PM   #9
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when i had windows vista 64 bit it recognizes all 4gb, does this mean something?
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You are currently on Windows Vista 64bit? Then it should recognize. If you are on 64 bit and it doesn't read all 4Gb, check your RAM to make sure it's seated.
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