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Thread: 4GB Kingston RAM shown as 3.2GB in Windows

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    4GB Kingston RAM shown as 3.2GB in Windows

    I bought a 4GB Kingston RAM and installed on ASUS P5Q PRO P45 Motherboard.

    My problem is that it is shown as only 3.2 GB in Windows. Is this normal? What can I do to increase the RAM?

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    Re: 4GB Kingston RAM shown as 3.2GB in Windows

    Quiet normal, and I bet you are using 32 bit operating system; whereas you can see the complete 4GB RAM in the bios.

    4 GB Ram shown as 3070 MB

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    Re: 4GB Kingston RAM shown as 3.2GB in Windows

    I read this article on Mac.

    What you mention is quite common on a 32 bit operating system. So in my opinion it is crazy to buy 4GB of RAM if you are getting only 200MB to use extra for it. Buy max 3GB.

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    Re: 4GB Kingston RAM shown as 3.2GB in Windows

    Also remember that every operating system have some limit, if you buy 64-bit operating system (lets say Vista) then there are still limits on how much RAM you can use.

    Home Basic = 8GB
    Home Premium = 16GB
    Business = 128GB

    However I don't know why Microsoft has set such limits.

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