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Vista memory issue

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January 11, 2010 7:20:59 AM

Hi,

I wonder if you can assist with a strange issue. I own a dell XPS M1730 laptop w/ 4 gigs ram (512 mb 8800m GTX sli). Recently I have had some issues which forced me to use the dell factory restore option. It worked great but I noticed the memory available to windows vista 32 bit has changed. I have 4 gig ram installed & I know vista can’t address/utilize all of this. However pre-restore Vista always reported approx 3.26 gigs memory but now it says just 3.070 gigs. I am baffled as to where approx 190 m/b ram have gone? I tried the restore again and the same thing happened. I have service pack 1 which under system properties does say 4 gig ram but if you look under the bonnet only 3.07 is now available to vista. Finding it a bit frustrating. Anyone have any ideas as to why this is happening? I have service pack 1 which under system properties does say 4 gig ram but if you look under the bonnet only 3.07 is now available to vista.

Thanks in advance,
Wayne

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January 11, 2010 11:19:53 AM

This is happening because the copy of vista on your computer is 32bit, there are loads of threads with the fix for getting 4gb to address in a 32bit environment.

Have a search!
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