Can't get rid of Blue Screen Warnings

October 12, 2010 at 20:35:11
Specs: Windows XP
I'm operating in XP and I've started logging off before shutting down, which helps but I've still gotten one BSW since. Today I noticed that My Computer hardware says I have about half the RAM mbs I should. At startup the correct number is displayed (6144 apx) but only 3440 seems to be viewed be available. (3324MB RAM with DirectX diagnostic tool) Does this have something to do with the BSW?

AMD Phenom II, X3 720
MSI MS-7577
ATI Radeon HD 4800

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October 12, 2010 at 23:22:37

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October 13, 2010 at 05:27:48
If you are using the 32 bit version of WinXP that is all it is capable of accessing.

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October 13, 2010 at 09:06:47
As OtH stated, if you're running the 32-bit version of XP (which you probably are), the memory limit is 4GB. However, due to the way XP 32-bit addresses memory, only 3.0-3.5GB is usually recognized. The amount varies from system to system depending on the hardware configuration. Here's an explanation:

If possible, reduce your memory amount to 4GB. And make sure your BIOS memory settings are configured as per the RAM manufacturer's specs...don't simply use the "auto" settings. If you want to use all 6GB of memory, upgrade to Win7 64-bit.

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October 13, 2010 at 18:37:08
Thanks Everybody,

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