4gb matched ram = 2.87??

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by greggustin, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. greggustin

    greggustin OSNN Addict

    just bought 4 sticks of matched Ram
    system properties say onl7 2.87GB
    (yes - all been reseated)

    Intel 915GAG with P4 3.2g cpu

    do I need to set up something different?
    used to have 2.5GB
    (2*1024 and 2*256)
    which reported accurately = 2.5GB RAM
  2. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

    New York
    That's why it is pointless to install 4GB on a system right now. I thought someone explained this to you when you said you were going to upgrade to 4GB.

    More information: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;555223 and http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308417
  3. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

    Ottawa, Ontario
    When will using more then 2GB or RAM, be useful? Unless I was mistaken of what you have said...
  4. greggustin

    greggustin OSNN Addict

    thanks for detail answer
    as everyone said - will not need all that ram
    with 2 slots
    you need to have them full and equal to get double vs single rate
    and as I do alot, in addition to gaming
    I was sure it would be useful
    windows and programs (outlook, word and firfox)
    are MUCH MUCH faster to load
    and I do alot of video and image editing
    I am sure they will benefit as well

    and my game
    I am now only about 2 secs slower to load than friends with
    raid 0 and win 64 and opteron 144 overclock
    ( I was about 10 -12 secs slower)
    so. even though there is the 'limit; to what is addressed
    I am pleased with performance
    if there is an 'easy way to increase it'
    I will
    only pci card is Blaser live
    and x1800xl pci-e video

    will wait for new OS and new platforms later this year
    b4 I go to 64 bit

    thanks guys - u r great here