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Help Recognising All My RAM

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Hi

I have 6gb of ram instaled and i am only able to use 2gb

I have

2x amd optiron x64

6gb ram

A 64x motherboard ... I cannot remember the chipset name

All 6gb is recognised by bios but not windows

I havent a clue what to do my mate says pae wont work as i have amd processors but i think different, there has to be a way i just cant find it.

So any help will be appeciated

Cheers

Ant

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Please refrain from using CAPITALIZATIONS in the topic title or when participating in threads because they will not attract attention - instead it will annoy many of MSFN's members.

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uhh, yea, about the chipset, if its important, you may thing about actually opening the case and finding out what its called. 6GB of ram, thats got to be one intense board...is it all compatible? also, what kind of RAM is it?

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Yeah, specifics of the hardware would definitely be helpful. Also, are you running 32-bit or 64-bit WinXP?

PAE will work with AMD processors, but 32-bit WinXP still won't "see" anymore than 4GB.

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i think if u look on the web u wil find that windows xp cannot adres more then 2gig of ram so sry mate cant use 6gig of ram on win xp but vista can work with it

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i think if u look on the web u wil find that windows xp cannot adres more then 2gig of ram so sry mate cant use 6gig of ram on win xp but vista can work with it

Please read the "Windows Internals, 4th Edition" book and this post before saying things like that - it's just plain wrong.

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Check the post listed by Jeremy. Most likely, you're using a 32 bit version of windows, which does not allow more then 4 gigs of memory. i would suggest upgrading to a 64 bit operating system (either windows xp 64 or vista 64), because this will allow you to use all your ram. on the other hand, you might encounter problems with your programs if they don't work in 64 bit. it's a gamble you might have to take to use all your ram.

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Why ? is what I want to no .Thats crazy even considering it ? Specially with XP!.

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Why... what?

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thats a bit crazy, why doesnt XP allow more than 2gb ram?

It does. The RAM limit is 4GB, not 2GB.

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thats a bit crazy, why doesnt XP allow more than 2gb ram?

It does. The RAM limit is 4GB, not 2GB.

whoopski... my bad! appologies

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