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BudJ Posted: Sun, Jun 8 2008 4:27 AM

I'm new here so please bear with me. I've just built a new SLI computer. I put in 2 OCZ 2 gb sticks. The bios registers 4 gb but windows only see 2. I knew it wouldn't see all four but two seems pretty low. I have two 512 mb graphics cards so that accounts for 1 gb of memory not being accessible, but what would cause the other gb to be lost? Is there anything I can do to recover some of that last one?

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 I'm pretty sure XP's limits are 2 GB letme check. You better off upgrade to 32 bit vista if you that extra ram.

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BudJ:

I'm new here so please bear with me. I've just built a new SLI computer. I put in 2 OCZ 2 gb sticks. The bios registers 4 gb but windows only see 2. I knew it wouldn't see all four but two seems pretty low. I have two 512 mb graphics cards so that accounts for 1 gb of memory not being accessible, but what would cause the other gb to be lost? Is there anything I can do to recover some of that last one?

OK this is limited info becuase I,ve only seen this paticular setting once. I was working on a friends computer where he added a 1gb stick  to an existing 512.So he had 2 slots one with 512 and one with 1 g! When booting to windows he only showed the 512 but the bios showed both!I dont remember the setting in the bios but it did having a setting for the bios and the OP system to reconize the ram! Changed the setting rebooted and it reconized both ! Now this was a Dell PC but the setting was there and it did work. Its just an idea you might want to go through the settings and see if you get lucky!

 

 

 

 

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 64 bit XP will see more, but other than that i wont see it. the only thing you can do is get a new OS that is 64bit

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