I just got the answer from Dell. It seems that the MoBo from nVidia doesn't
recognize more than 2GB in a 32-bit OS because of the chipset with SLI video
support! <s> So much for a top-of-the-line 9 month old "Vista Compatible"
"RGBean" <rgbean@NOSPAMmelange-inc.com> wrote in message
> The Dell diagnostics show them just fine, and a couple of stand alone
> memory testers also show no problems in all 4 GB. In fact when I switch
> the two sets of 1GB sticks, it still shows just 2 GB.
> "Mike Hall - MS MVP Windows Shell/User" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
> message news:e%23XTScxRHHA.3592@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>> Suspect that two of the sticks are not compatible with the others..
>> "RGBean" <rgbean@NOSPAMmelange-inc.com> wrote in message
>>> OK, I've got 4GB installed but it's only showing 2.0. What's the trick
>>> to use more?
>>> "ret4425" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>>> Allright, installed Vista Home Premium, no problems. But I also had
>>>> installed 2g more of RAM (for 4g total). Vista shows 3.25g. Any