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Old 03-28-2007
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4gb of Ram
I installed vista for the first time and when I did I was expecting to see my
4gb of ram to show up but it only shows me that I have 2812mb of ram. Is
there a way to get the rest of my ram to show up and/or be used?

Any Help would be Greatly appreciated
Thanks
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Old 03-28-2007
John E. Carty
 

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Re: 4gb of Ram
See if this helps:
http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1035670

"Bluester" <Bluester@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I installed vista for the first time and when I did I was expecting to see
>my
> 4gb of ram to show up but it only shows me that I have 2812mb of ram. Is
> there a way to get the rest of my ram to show up and/or be used?
>
> Any Help would be Greatly appreciated
> Thanks



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Old 03-28-2007
Dustin Harper
 

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Re: 4gb of Ram
You must be using the 32Bit version of Windows. It can only address 4 GB of
RAM. Your video card RAM and other system devices use some of that address
space (not your physical RAM). In order to have Windows "see" the full 4 GB
of RAM, you would have to upgrade to the 64 Bit version.

There is a /PAE switch that may work to help with some of it
(http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa468629.aspx)

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"Bluester" <Bluester@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I installed vista for the first time and when I did I was expecting to see
>my
> 4gb of ram to show up but it only shows me that I have 2812mb of ram. Is
> there a way to get the rest of my ram to show up and/or be used?
>
> Any Help would be Greatly appreciated
> Thanks


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Old 03-28-2007
Dustin Harper
 

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Re: 4gb of Ram
> You must be using the 32Bit version of Windows. It can only address 4 GB of
> RAM. Your video card RAM and other system devices use some of that address
> space (not your physical RAM). In order to have Windows "see" the full 4 GB
> of RAM, you would have to upgrade to the 64 Bit version.
>
> There is a /PAE switch that may work to help with some of it
> (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa468629.aspx)



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Bluester wrote:
> I installed vista for the first time and when I did I was expecting to see my
> 4gb of ram to show up but it only shows me that I have 2812mb of ram. Is
> there a way to get the rest of my ram to show up and/or be used?
>
> Any Help would be Greatly appreciated
> Thanks

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