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Posted on 2006-06-19
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i have 4GB of memory . when i am looking my properties its showing only 3GB. In bios its showing total 4gb apopriate 898mb and available 3gb . how i will get all my memory.

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by:zephyr_hex (Megan)
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what is your OS?
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WINDOW XP PRO
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so there is no why i can see my 4gb of memory . it will show only 3.1 gb .

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by:zephyr_hex (Megan)
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see the second link i posted.  it is because hardware resources use the upper level address space.
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by:zephyr_hex (Megan)
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there is no way to get around that
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by:seelus
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Shut down the page file.

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Sreejit S {email removed by Callandor}
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The absolute limit on Win XP Pro (32-bit version) is 4 gig but quite often there are issues that arise when going even above 2 gigs; some of these may relate to the manner in which the motherboard allocates "holes" in the memory map for the video card and other hardware.  Microsoft says that if you want more than 4gigs, and sometimes even to get to 4 gigs, you have to use the 64-bit version of Windows (a suggestion which, however valid it may be, has it's own share of issues for many if not most users).
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