recognized systam ram question

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by trainmaster77, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. trainmaster77

    trainmaster77 Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    i just upgraded ram to 4 gigs Mushkin Redline ..well did a while back ..and went to look to see if it showed 4 gigs ..and it shows the processor being AMD FX60 and then 2.75 gigs of ram. What gives here? Is there something i need to change somewhere?

    the processor showing is correct ..but shouldn't it show 4 gigs ram or to be exact ... 4096mb
     
  2. Racer_600

    Racer_600 OSNN Junior Addict

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    If you are using a 32-bit OS it wont show all 4 gigs. You need to use a 64-bit OS on a 64 bit CPU to make use of all 4 gigs. 32-bit can not address that much RAM.


    Matt
     
  3. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Yep thats exactly right , you would need to go 64bit OS but I say DONT DO IT !!

    Support for 64bit still sucks afaiac!
     
  4. trainmaster77

    trainmaster77 Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    i see ... so in turn ... 2.75 is max for 32bit i am presuming
     
  5. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    It can handle 3 gb I had that and it was fine but there was no real gain from 2 - 3 , in 32bit

    In 64Bit it was fine and I liked how 64bit ran problem was driver support it is lacking for 64bit and it has not gotten much better in Vista 64.. I would still stay away from 64bit for now.