Re: Windows Vista 3G Of Ram Max?
32-bit Vista (and all other 32-bit Windows) have a maximum address space of
4GB. This includes video card memory and various device BIOSes which you
will not able to see directly.
A basic 32-bit desktop system will see about 3.5GB memory available if 4GB
(or more) is fitted. A gamer system with 1GB graphics card may see only
2.5 - 2.8GB.
This is why HP and others now supply 32-bit systems with a maximum of 3GB
RAM fitted. The additional memory you would have paid for would be unusable.
To access more memory, you need:
- a 64-bit Windows OS
- the system BIOS must include a "Memory hole" option and it must be enabled
- 64-bit device drivers for all your hardware.
"Jonathan" <Jonathan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Hello,My name is Jonathan.I just bought a new computer from Hp.ITs a Quad
> Core 2.2 Ghz.I saw that there was 3g of ram,but im a hardcore gamer so iv
> putted more rams.Afther all the fixin iv puted 4.5g of ram but mon
> only acces to 3g.
> I have Windows Vista SP1 and its still only works for 3g max. HELP ? PLs