Thanks, that's what I thought. I'm a member of another tech sight and the fools there just don't get this, even when I post a half dozen links. I needed to find some that knows what they are talking about.
4 GB minus everything else like the video card, etc. Depending on your hardware, that leaves 2.5-3.2 GB available.
Stupid question here - I'm only showing 2.99 gb on My Computer Properties. So that's the amount after the machine takes away what it wants for video memory on a laptop, and any other things? I have a Toshiba Satellite A05-S4284 running XP Media Center edition.
It all depends on your hardware boris. Check out the 2nd post.
I've got 4G of RAM and XP 32 bit and it sees 3.25G of RAM. This is the max it'll see.
OK if that's the max it will see and you have 4 GB of ram installed... are you getting the benefits of the 4 GB and only seeing the 3.25? In other words, if I have 4 GB ram and a 1GB video card with XP32 what am I getting out of it?