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Old 02-02-2007
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Allright, installed Vista Home Premium, no problems. But I also had
installed 2g more of RAM (for 4g total). Vista shows 3.25g. Any ideas??
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Old 02-02-2007
Mike Hall - MS MVP Windows Shell/User
 

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Re: RAM
That is all a 32bit system will show.. the system does use all of the RAM,
but you only get access to a little over 3gb of it directly.. 64bit systems
wil show and access 4gb and a whole lot more..

No, it isn't a rip-off..


"ret4425" <ret4425@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C61F3400-BADC-4E99-BCBA-E79E298B1D27@microsoft.com...
> Allright, installed Vista Home Premium, no problems. But I also had
> installed 2g more of RAM (for 4g total). Vista shows 3.25g. Any ideas??


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Old 02-02-2007
MICHAEL
 

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Re: RAM

"ret4425" <ret4425@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C61F3400-BADC-4E99-BCBA-E79E298B1D27@microsoft.com...
> Allright, installed Vista Home Premium, no problems. But I also had
> installed 2g more of RAM (for 4g total). Vista shows 3.25g. Any ideas??


That's normal for a 32bit OS to show. It's being used, just not displayed.

There's a more technical answer, and hopefully someone will
elaborate.

Just know, that's the way it is.

-Michael

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Old 02-02-2007
RGBean
 

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Re: RAM
OK, I've got 4GB installed but it's only showing 2.0. What's the trick to
use more?

Rick

"ret4425" <ret4425@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C61F3400-BADC-4E99-BCBA-E79E298B1D27@microsoft.com...
> Allright, installed Vista Home Premium, no problems. But I also had
> installed 2g more of RAM (for 4g total). Vista shows 3.25g. Any ideas??


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Old 02-02-2007
Mike Hall - MS MVP Windows Shell/User
 

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Re: RAM
Suspect that two of the sticks are not compatible with the others..


"RGBean" <rgbean@NOSPAMmelange-inc.com> wrote in message
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> OK, I've got 4GB installed but it's only showing 2.0. What's the trick to
> use more?
>
> Rick
>
> "ret4425" <ret4425@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C61F3400-BADC-4E99-BCBA-E79E298B1D27@microsoft.com...
>> Allright, installed Vista Home Premium, no problems. But I also had
>> installed 2g more of RAM (for 4g total). Vista shows 3.25g. Any ideas??

>


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Old 02-03-2007
RGBean
 

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Re: RAM
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.

Rick

"Mike Hall - MS MVP Windows Shell/User" <mikehall@mvps.org> wrote in message
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> Suspect that two of the sticks are not compatible with the others..
>
>
> "RGBean" <rgbean@NOSPAMmelange-inc.com> wrote in message
> news:BBCA4037-DB62-4570-A02E-81967179DC36@microsoft.com...
>> OK, I've got 4GB installed but it's only showing 2.0. What's the trick to
>> use more?
>>
>> Rick
>>
>> "ret4425" <ret4425@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:C61F3400-BADC-4E99-BCBA-E79E298B1D27@microsoft.com...
>>> Allright, installed Vista Home Premium, no problems. But I also had
>>> installed 2g more of RAM (for 4g total). Vista shows 3.25g. Any
>>> ideas??

>>

>


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Old 02-03-2007
Piotr Wozniacki
 

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Re: RAM

"ret4425" <ret4425@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C61F3400-BADC-4E99-BCBA-E79E298B1D27@microsoft.com...
> Allright, installed Vista Home Premium, no problems. But I also had
> installed 2g more of RAM (for 4g total). Vista shows 3.25g. Any ideas??


Perhaps you should check the Memory Remap setting in you BIOS?

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Old 02-03-2007
RGBean
 

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Re: RAM
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"
system!

Rick

"RGBean" <rgbean@NOSPAMmelange-inc.com> wrote in message
news:9959258B-971E-4A87-B2E0-3CEABE20CF27@microsoft.com...
> 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.
>
> Rick
>
> "Mike Hall - MS MVP Windows Shell/User" <mikehall@mvps.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
>> news:BBCA4037-DB62-4570-A02E-81967179DC36@microsoft.com...
>>> OK, I've got 4GB installed but it's only showing 2.0. What's the trick
>>> to use more?
>>>
>>> Rick
>>>
>>> "ret4425" <ret4425@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>> news:C61F3400-BADC-4E99-BCBA-E79E298B1D27@microsoft.com...
>>>> Allright, installed Vista Home Premium, no problems. But I also had
>>>> installed 2g more of RAM (for 4g total). Vista shows 3.25g. Any
>>>> ideas??
>>>

>>

>


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Old 02-04-2007
Ben Enfield
 

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Re: RAM
This is a common "problem." 32 bit systems have a limitation of 4 GB of
memory, but not all of it is addressable. Although I could more fully answer
the question, it would be less complete than if you searched for your it
online.

Ben

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> Allright, installed Vista Home Premium, no problems. But I also had
> installed 2g more of RAM (for 4g total). Vista shows 3.25g. Any ideas??


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