Re: Difference between actual/reported RAM
When I removed the extra 2gb the system took forever to boot for some
reason, so now it's back in. A waste I guess but hopefully wont damage
XP Pro SP2 x 2 + Vista Ultimate
P4 HT @ 3.0ghz, 700gb HDD, 4.0gb DDR
Soundblaster Audigy 4/ATI Radeon 9550 SE/Asus 7135 TV-FM
"BigJim" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> windows will not recognize 4 gigs of ram and it is also a limit of the
> chipset on the board. It is just a limitation. If you want to run and see
> 4 gig of ram you need a 64 bit OS. I never did find out if it is being
> used even if you can't see it. Even with Vista, 2 megs of ram is plenty.
> "Peter" <ex-brit AT rogers DOT com> wrote in message
>> When I had 2gb of RAM Windows reported 1.86gb. I just doubled it to 4gb
>> and it shows in the BIOS as 4gb but in Windows only 2.85gb. I realise
>> that it's probably being eaten alive by my video and TV-FM cards plus
>> other parerphernalia but isn't that loss a bit much?
>> Is there anything I can do to improve matters or should I just ignore it?
>> Toronto, Canada
>> XP Pro SP2 x 2 + Vista Ultimate fully updated
>> P4 D865GBFL HT @ 3.0ghz 2.0gb DDR 700gb HD
>> ATI Radeon 9550 Graphics
>> Creative Soundblaster Audigy 4 Audio