How do I make windows support more RAM?
Question: I am building my own computer, and I have 4 GB (2 x 2G) of RAM. I only have windows xp pro x64, x32, i was wondering what i could do to make it so it recognizes all 4 gigs of RAM. I do have a dual channel mobo.
Best Answers: How do I make windows support more RAM?
x64 will recognize it all x32 won't use it all, will use 3 and the 4th will be used for cache.
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What is it ? x64 or x32 ? You can make XP recognize 4 gb in x32 mode, it's an address limitation that can be eliminated but only at a price you, most certainly, are not willing to pay. See http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/08/30/32-bit-windows-and-4gb-of-ram/ and http://support.microsoft.com/kb/291988
I would say you need xp service pack 3. You can use windows update and update it until service pack 3 is installed this should solve your problems
if you have xp 64 install that, it make the OS address all 4 gigs also keep in mind you can have a 64b proc, mobo and OS but if your northbridge is 32b your still not using full potential
No 32-bit OS can address more than 3.5GB. 32-bit is 2 to the 32nd power, which is 4,294,967,296. That's 4GB. 512MB is reserved for system addresses (graphics card, BIOS, etc.), so you got 3.5GB usable system memory max.
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