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Old 11-30-2007, 04:22 PM   #1
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I know that 32bit systems only can read a maxium amount of ram. I have 4gigs I installed on a new computer and it shows it only has 2814MB, I want to know why it shows it that low? On my other computer with the exact same OS it shows 3.5gigs, why such a difference?

In bios all the ram is there. Is it because it's a diffrent mobo? The new 1 is a EVGA 680i LT SLI Mobo.
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its probably because the OS is using more RAM for some reason for the background tasks.
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:34 PM   #3
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It still should show the full ram at 3.5 or something close
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where is it showing this exactly? Because if you check your system spec without using a program like CPU-Z or the Crucial then it wont show the full amount of RAM
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:49 PM   #5
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It showed that in control panel under system
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I know that 32bit systems only can read a maxium amount of ram. I have 4gigs I installed on a new computer and it shows it only has 2814MB, I want to know why it shows it that low? On my other computer with the exact same OS it shows 3.5gigs, why such a difference?

In bios all the ram is there. Is it because it's a diffrent mobo? The new 1 is a EVGA 680i LT SLI Mobo.
32 bit is not limited to 4GB of ram, it's limited to 4GB of addressing space. Things like your video card and other assorted hardware use that address space.

This is why you will never see over 3.25GB of ram on a 32 bit operating system*.

*Their is something developed to help a 32 bit OS address more than 4GB of ram called PAE. Microsoft no longer supports this, however you can still run it on XP.
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I know that, but it is showing at 2814MB, that is too low It should be higher. All my other computers are at 3.5GB which is normal under 32bit. 2814mb should be higher, I just want to know why it's lower than my other computers. All have the same OS Windows Vista Home Premium.
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Old 12-01-2007, 07:23 AM   #8
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okay. cpu-z reads all my ram, but it shows it at 400mhz, any reason why it's not at 800mhz like it's suppose to?
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okay. cpu-z reads all my ram, but it shows it at 400mhz, any reason why it's not at 800mhz like it's suppose to?
2x 400mhz = 800mhz. DDR = Double Data Rate
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Old 12-01-2007, 07:29 AM   #10
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lol, ty, it's okay to call me an idiot lol
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