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CPU-Z confirms 4gig but Task Manager only sees 2gig as maximum

Hi,
I am not a hardware person so if I am being silly forgive me.
I have installed 2 X 2gig in my system and checked the installation with CPU-Z (the results are published at http://valid.canardpc.com/ak7g95).
But when I open the task manager it say that the total physical memory is 2,096,364K instead of 4Gig. The system slows down from time to time which is no wonder if it is not using all the available RAM.
By the way it is 32 bit XP.
Any Ideas?
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  1. It might be because you're running on a 32bit windows. Just guessing
  2. heylandius said:
    It might be because you're running on a 32bit windows. Just guessing


    Are you sure because I thought 4gig is the maximum that can be addressed in 32 bits.(2 to the power of 32 is 4294967296).

    So a 32bit system should be able to read the last address.

    Any other posibillities?
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    typically it will allocate .5gigs (shows 3.5 gigs total a lot of the time) or so to video memory, but this isn't the issue you're having. It SHOULD show more than 2 gigs if everything is working properly. I'm not real sure what your issue is right now however. Its possible the new memory and you're board don't like eachother so I might would suggest attempting to update your bios for your motherboard and see if that helps things.
  4. Supahos said:
    typically it will allocate .5gigs (shows 3.5 gigs total a lot of the time) or so to video memory, but this isn't the issue you're having. It SHOULD show more than 2 gigs if everything is working properly. I'm not real sure what your issue is right now however. Its possible the new memory and you're board don't like eachother so I might would suggest attempting to update your bios for your motherboard and see if that helps things.


    You are right, it is actually showing 2.93gig i.e. not including the amount assigned for video. However is there a way of viewing that and adjusting it? I mean if there is enough left unused could be turned into a RAMDISK
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