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Old 08-13-2009, 01:50 PM   #1
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My Motherboard I have has an Onboard Video and I have the BIOS set to take 64 MB of my system RAM for that.

And I have 2. GB of system RAM.

And if I Right click on My Computer it tells me I have 1.93 GB RAM and I get this that is what is left and I am ok with that.

Now I just added the same type of RAM again another 2. GB stick
And if I Right click on My Computer it tells me I have 3.50 GB

I just wont to know if this is right I think it is???
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:01 PM   #2
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Is your computer telling you it has 3.5 Gb in the BIOS?

If not, you must tell us what operating system you are using.
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:08 PM   #3
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32 bit OS...?
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:30 PM   #4
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32 bit OS...?
Hence the question: OS?
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:32 PM   #5
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Yup, agreed - my guess is you're using a 32 bit OS which will usually max out at around 3.5 - 4GB. If this is the case then that's perfectly normal, and you'll need to upgrade to a 64 bit OS before it can "see" any more RAM you add!
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:36 PM   #6
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I am running Win Xp Pro 32 Bit servive pack 2.
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:41 PM   #7
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I am running Win Xp Pro 32 Bit servive pack 2.
You need a 64 bit OS to use more than 3 Gb of the RAM.

In my case I have 4 GB of ram:



But, with Vista Ultimate 32 bit, only 3 GB can be used by the system:



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32 bit OS...?
Looks like you were correct.
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