Re: Windows Vista doesn't regonize all RAM
Unless "you" have allocated RAM to be used as video RAM in your bios, there
is nothing you can do.
It is the way 32 bit hardware and software (the operating system) use the
RAM. Some M/B's and chipsets allocate more than others to be used
specifically for the system. This RAM, though used by the system, is not
available for use by installed programs.
People who use 4 gig of RAM with 32 bit Windows typically see approximately
2.8 gig to about 3.5 gig available for programs. This includes the system
information type programs that show you installed RAM. The remainder is
already utilized by the operating system.
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"Wilian" <Wilian@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> So I have 4GB DDR2 800mhz Corsair RAM. Problem is that motherboard tells
> that all 4 sticks are properly installed and able to be used but Vista
> I have only 2.93GB RAM or 3.07GB. I am running with the computer with
> Vista Home Premium 32bit if that's the proper term.