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Old 04-15-2008
mak.saravanan
 

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New Memory RAM Installation

I have a Lenovo X61 machine with Windows Vista. I have 3 GB
RAM...1GB+2GB in the 2 memory slots. I got a new 2GB RAM and pulled
upgraded the machine to 4GB by pulling out the 1GB.

After the installation, the BIOS shows 4GB RAM, but Windows shows only
3GB.

In computer properties, it shows 3062MB

In system information, it shows

Total Physical Memory - 3061.50 MB
Available Physical Memory - 1.32 GB
Total Virtual Memory - 6.16 GB
Available Virtual Memory - 4.36 GB
Page File Space - 3.28 GB

Why is it not detecting the 4GB Memory though it shows up in BIOS. Do I
need to upgrade anything or change any settings ???


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Old 04-15-2008
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Re: New Memory RAM Installation

Update to SP1 it resolves that issue!


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Old 04-15-2008
Gary Mount
 

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Re: New Memory RAM Installation
Although upgrading to SP1 will change the reported amount of memory you have
in Windows Vista, it does not increase the amount of memory that you can
use. This is a limitation of a 32 bit environment and there is nothing you
can do about it except to use a 64 bit Windows Vista instead.
Note that switching to a 64 bit Operating System doesn't get you as much
memory increase as you might think because now 64 bit data is used instead
of 32 bit and that increases memory usage.

"mak.saravanan" <mak.saravanan.37w3h3@no-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
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>
> I have a Lenovo X61 machine with Windows Vista. I have 3 GB
> RAM...1GB+2GB in the 2 memory slots. I got a new 2GB RAM and pulled
> upgraded the machine to 4GB by pulling out the 1GB.
>
> After the installation, the BIOS shows 4GB RAM, but Windows shows only
> 3GB.
>
> In computer properties, it shows 3062MB
>
> In system information, it shows
>
> Total Physical Memory - 3061.50 MB
> Available Physical Memory - 1.32 GB
> Total Virtual Memory - 6.16 GB
> Available Virtual Memory - 4.36 GB
> Page File Space - 3.28 GB
>
> Why is it not detecting the 4GB Memory though it shows up in BIOS. Do I
> need to upgrade anything or change any settings ???
>
>
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Old 04-15-2008
Colin Barnhorst
 

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Re: New Memory RAM Installation
SP1 changes what is reported on the system properties page but winver will
still report the same amount as before. SP1 does not enable the user to
access any more memory than pre-SP1 did.

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> Update to SP1 it resolves that issue!
>
>
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Old 04-16-2008
mak.saravanan
 

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Re: New Memory RAM Installation

Thxs. Should I remove the additional RAM and put the old one in ? Or no
harm to leave it as it is ? The performance is ok as it is ...should I
still try the SP1


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