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Old 10-06-2008, 08:57 PM   #1
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Default xp question...regarding RAM...

ok i have Windows Xp Professional 32-bit.

i have 4GB of Ram installed (2 x 2GB sticks)

Right now only 3GB is being addressed....is there any way that XP will see ALL 4GB??...or am i out of luck?
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Old 10-06-2008, 09:54 PM   #2
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Default Re: xp question...regarding RAM...

You're out of luck. I think it only addresses 3.5GB, video ram included.
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Default Re: xp question...regarding RAM...

32bit is only able to use 3GB Max.
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Default Re: xp question...regarding RAM...

how come i read online...aka on google, about some PAE thing??...

what is that??
it says it addresses 4GB...and something about a DEP?...
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Default Re: xp question...regarding RAM...

32bit operating systems can only address 4GB (not directed at you OP) of memory

That includes all system memory, graphics memory, soundcard memory, Random Access Memory etc etc.

PAE will force windows to display 4GB but you will only be able to use the same 3GB of RAM as the rest will be dedicated to other devices
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Default Re: xp question...regarding RAM...

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32bit operating systems can only address 4GB (not directed at you OP) of memory

That includes all system memory, graphics memory, soundcard memory, Random Access Memory etc etc.

PAE will force windows to display 4GB but you will only be able to use the same 3GB of RAM as the rest will be dedicated to other devices
ooo...alrighty...very nicely put...easy to understand...and nice simple terms ...thanks ATF ...rep for you
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