my ram has many problems!!! help!

February 20, 2009 at 01:57:12
Specs: Windows XP
i have a gaming pc, very high spec, i bought 4gb of ram
and inserted them at start up its sais i have 128mb ram
and when i got to system it says i have 3gb of ram, an
explanation as i aid for them and i want them to work! if
you know what the problem is please also post how to
solve it


thanks

dan



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#1
February 20, 2009 at 05:26:06
http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...

"i have a gaming pc, very high spec"

Where's the spec list? I know from your post in the CPU forum that you have an X2 5000+. I wouldn't necessarily call that "high spec"


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#2
February 20, 2009 at 09:06:37
nahh other stuff like 1200w/volt fanim not sue 4gb ram 2x WD 500GB HDD and HDMI supproted and a grpahics card i cant rmeber s--- about bt it cost me enough

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#3
February 20, 2009 at 14:37:51
"at start up its sais i have 128mb ram "

that's probably your video memory. you included no details about these "very high specs" you've got, but don't list any hardware so i can't be sure, but if a screen at startup says 128MB RAM on it somewhere, smart money's betting that's your video memory.

i urge everyone else not to retype the explanation of the 4GB RAM limit in a 32 bit OS. it's here enough times.


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#4
February 22, 2009 at 10:22:54
its 64 bit so dw but thanks anyhow youve sorted 1 problem
now why would it only say 3gb ram then?

Custom Built PC
Windws XP Pro OS
19" Samsung LCD to be replaced with
32" HD TV
PS3 80GB
Logitech X-540 5.1


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#5
February 22, 2009 at 10:31:44
Amazing Dan

The Windows version must be 64 bit. Are you referring to the processor or the operating system?


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#6
February 22, 2009 at 11:27:38
both, im pretty sure the os is ill check, will it cut it down to
3gb if it is only 32bit?

Custom Built PC
Windws XP Pro OS
19" Samsung LCD to be replaced with
32" HD TV
PS3 80GB
Logitech X-540 5.1


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#7
February 22, 2009 at 13:39:25
You don't need to remove RAM if you are using a 32 bit OS but don't expect to see the full amount available.

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#8
February 23, 2009 at 01:16:22
ok thanks sorted

Custom Built PC
Windws XP Pro OS
19" Samsung LCD to be replaced with
32" HD TV
PS3 80GB
Logitech X-540 5.1


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