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Old 06-03-2008, 06:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool New Ram not working fully

hey im new the this forum, but hopfully i can get some help.

i just purchased an upgrade for my moms computer which consist of

p4 ht 2.6 800 bus -prossessor

d875pbz - ht intell mother board

6800 gt oc -nvidia graphics card

creative audigy 2 -sound driver

and i just droped 4gb of Gskills 2x2 of (1gb+1gb combo) ram in it... but its only reading 3.28

and there was no performance upgrade from my corsshair 1gb (512+512 combo)

there are 4 slots all next to each other. they are grouped in pairs next to each othere like this ( [ ] [ ] ) the websites say it can hold 4 gb of ram...

my question is, do i have to tell the mother board that theres 4 gbs of ram and not 3.28 or is there anythign someone can tlel me what to do. id apprieciate it. thanks for the help!

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Old 06-03-2008, 07:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: New Ram not working fully

You probably have 32 bit windows os installed, since that is limiting the max amount of detectable ram. You need to get 64 bit windows to detect all your ram.

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Old 06-04-2008, 12:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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is that just a download or do i need to buy something?
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Old 06-04-2008, 12:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
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lol it needs a full/new install of windows xp 64bit edition which you would have to buy. I would pull out two sticks of the RAM and just have 2GB and stick with the 32bit version of windows. Sell the rest
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Old 06-04-2008, 01:04 AM   #5 (permalink)
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A 32bit OS is not able to see more than 3.5gb (including graphics ram).

You will either have to buy a 64bit OS from Microsoft or get a 64bit linux distribution, or remove 1gb of ram from your system.
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Old 06-04-2008, 01:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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hey thanks man i appriciate the help! if i have any more questions i will post a new blog

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