I have a Dell Dimension 5100 with the following Service Tag: 4NN8H81
Windows 7 32-bit.
The motherboard is currently poplulated with two 2-GB RAM DIMMs, for a total of 4GB.
I know that my Operating System (Windows 7 32-bit) will only see/utilize 3.5GB of this memory.
My question is this: If I add two more 2GB DIMMs, for a total of 8GB RAM:
1. Will my motherboard recognized it and be able to use it for a dual-monitor video card that I am about to install?
I was sold the additional two 2-GB DIMMs by Dell (when I bought the video card from them), but am now starting to wonder if my video will actually be able to use this 8GB.
When I go to www.crucial.com
, and download and run the scanner tool, the results say that I can have populate each of my four memory slots with 2GB each, for a total of 8GB.
I also get confused about this: if my Operating System will only see/utilize 3.5GB of RAM, can the other 4.5 of memory be used by other devices, hardware, video card, on the system?