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September 8, 2013 3:24:59 AM

I just upgraded an older 2 core Celeron machine with XPSP3 installed to 4 Gb RAM. The system data says it has 3.18 Gb RAM. When it had 2Gb, it only reported 1.something. As a fluke I checked this Acer laptop that has 4Gb RAM and found it only reports about 2.7 Gb RAM. Assuming this is normal, I'm wondering why this is so.

Thanx ahead of time.

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September 8, 2013 3:32:31 AM

I assume it's 32 bit, 32 bit allows for 4gb max system wide memory. So the graphics card gets a portion and the system memory gets a portion.
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September 8, 2013 4:12:44 AM

Darren Kitchin said:
I assume it's 32 bit, 32 bit allows for 4gb max system wide memory. So the graphics card gets a portion and the system memory gets a portion.



Okay... that makes sense. Yes, 32 bit XP. It's a G41T-M5 MoBo, so I don't see it as my ultimate machine, but I'll be installing a 2Gb PCI Express x16 graphics card Monday. What can I realistically expect in this, assuming I'll probably hook up 2 monitors using each independently?
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September 8, 2013 4:32:36 AM

Install a 64 bit operating system for the full power of your system :) 
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September 8, 2013 8:28:19 AM

Darren Kitchin said:
Install a 64 bit operating system for the full power of your system :) 


Dr of physics or not, I have to run on a budget. Probably will this winter, still, isn't the G41T only capable of 32 bit? Either way, I'll be getting a 2Tb HDD in November 1st.

Thanks for the tips.

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September 8, 2013 9:49:47 AM

Galaxy 62TPF4DC3FNZ GeForce GT 620 2GB DDR3 PCI-E 2.0 x16 Video Card

This is the card. The board has PCI Express x16 Gen 1 slots.
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