What is eating my RAM

  tonyjon 16:13 11 Dec 2007

Self Build
Motherboard ASUS P5ND2 SE
Pentium 4 3.6D
RAM Kingston KVR^^&D3N5/1G - four fitted
Video GeForce 8500GT 512 Mb DDR2

3 x 200Gb SATA drives (not RAID)

POST Displays 4096Mb

Control Panle>System shows 2558Gb

Where is the rest going please?

  Quiller. 16:25 11 Dec 2007

What operating system are you using. If you are using a 32bit operating system, then it might not be regestering he full 4Gb.

Right click my computer and properties. How much ram is listed?

  Crash 16:26 11 Dec 2007

Windows must be only recognising 2.5gb of ram. Think the only way around this is to install a 64 bit copy of windows

  anskyber 16:35 11 Dec 2007

RAM is only recognisable as the others have said up to 4 gigs in 32bit versions.

NB this includes any other installed memory so your 512Mb video card comes out of that 4 Gigs.

  woodchip 16:38 11 Dec 2007

What is eating my RAM, RAT's is it some kinda cheese

If you use XP you do not deed more than 2Gb

  Crash 16:38 11 Dec 2007

this might help a bit click here- or this click here

  tonyjon 17:52 11 Dec 2007

The Microsoft explains it all - so I will have to buy a 64bit version of Vista - rats!

  Quiller. 18:25 11 Dec 2007

you take one stick of ram out of the machine, your ram total should go to 3Gb.

If you have dual channel memory, you would have to decide if the 500Mb of ram is worth losing dual channel mode.

If the motherboard does not support dual channel memory, it doesn't matter.

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