this has been a pain in the ass for nearly 2 years now, and i cant for the life of me work this problem out. so i'll try and describe this as well as possible without going into too much.
my computer has this ridiculous RAM limit, ive been asking around everywhere, and no one could help. RAM stays limited to 768MB, no matter if i put 2 or 1 gigs in. all the memory modules work. when i first bought the computer, it was supposed to have 1GB of RAM, but had 768MB instead. so i thought this was because the motherboard had On-Board graphics port (which obviously, i dont use). i disabled the port, bought another gig of RAM, hell, i even bought a new motherboard hoping this would solve the problem... and still, 768MB, and no more, no less. also, when i tried running the machine with a single 512MB, the memory was also reduced (by 128MB, as half of the 256MB reduced when running with 1gig or more). ive searched all of the BIOS for any ways i could disable this limit thing, but no luck. and BIOS actually shows all the memory like it should be, but in Vista, all i see is 768.
help me tomshardware. youre my only hope.
OS: vista 32-bit home premium
RAM: DDR2 2x512MB + 1x1024MB (forgot the frequency, but thats not the case)
MOBO: MSI K9A2 Platinum AMD 790FX
GPU: Sapphire ATi RaDeOn x1950pro 512MB PCI-E
CPU: AMD AthlonX2 64 3800+ AM2
PSU: Jeantech 750W
What software is installed on your system? It looks like you installed some software that grabs a lot of memory. Is that possible? You have over 80,000 handles and that's very high. Even my Windows Servers don't have that many.