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Windows Vista 3G Of Ram Max?

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Old 09-07-2008
Jonathan
 

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Windows Vista 3G Of Ram Max?
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 computer
only acces to 3g.

I have Windows Vista SP1 and its still only works for 3g max. HELP ? PLs
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Old 09-08-2008
Dominic Payer
 

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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
news:06635AB9-ADA1-4082-B5FE-8EFF6C64B947@microsoft.com...
> 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
> computer
> only acces to 3g.
>
> I have Windows Vista SP1 and its still only works for 3g max. HELP ? PLs


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Old 10-03-2008
Dustin Harper
 

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Re: Windows Vista 3G Of Ram Max?
I am assuming you are running the 32 Bit version of Vista. Due to a 32 bit
limitation, it does only support 4 GB of addressable memory. Minus the I/O,
video RAM, etc., it leaves ~3-3.2 GB of RAM. To fully utilize anything over
4 GB, you would need to upgrade to a 64 bit version of Vista.

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"Jonathan" <Jonathan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:06635AB9-ADA1-4082-B5FE-8EFF6C64B947@microsoft.com...
> 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
> computer
> only acces to 3g.
>
> I have Windows Vista SP1 and its still only works for 3g max. HELP ? PLs


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