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Old 01-16-2008, 08:26 PM   #1
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Default RAM not showing up...

I currently have 4 gigs of ram set in my computer... And I recently noticed that in my hardware profile only 2.7 gigs shows up... I wanted to see if you guys had any idea before I go ripping stuff out of my case? Do you think its bad ram or...?

Im on a XP system but I cant remember the name of the ram without opening my case. (Its very designer its a pain in the ass...)
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:36 PM   #2
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does CPU-Z show only 2.7 or do they show the full 4 gigs,

i know in my vista it only shows 3.23GB
but in CPU-Z it shows the full 4GB

im not to sure what XP would do but if CPU-Z shows the 4GB dont worry, programs will recognize the 4GB.
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you are using 32-bit it looks like, only 64-bit operating systems will detect and use 4gb
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you are using 32-bit it looks like, only 64-bit operating systems will detect and use 4gb
Oh wow... I diddnt know that. That blows
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but even though it doesnt show it, will you still get the effect of 4gb?
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you are using 32-bit it looks like, only 64-bit operating systems will detect and use 4gb
no not necessarily 64 bit is more for businesses and developers
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but even though it doesnt show it, will you still get the effect of 4gb?
its only windows that cant recognize the additional memory, games and other programs should be fine
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its only windows that cant recognize the additional memory, games and other programs should be fine
This is true, so don't worry about it. Your missing 1.3gigs is still being put to good use.
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no not necessarily 64 bit is more for businesses and developers
64 bit is for everyone, its the future of computing. Everyone with a new computer should be using a 64 bit OS.
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no not necessarily 64 bit is more for businesses and developers
what? i didnt get that...
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