Instaling ram Tags: Configuration Windows XP RAM Computers Last response: October 4, 2011 12:38 PM in Windows XP Share henry354 October 4, 2011 1:21:29 AM when i install extra ram into xp do i hve to tell it that it is there. also how can i tell how much my computer will take. More about : instaling ram jsmakkar October 4, 2011 2:58:39 AM Please mention the model of your motherboard and only then somebody would be able to tell you the maximum RAM capacity. You don't have to configure anywhere for new added RAM. Your PC would configure that itself. Hope that answers your question!!! m 0 l mrmaia October 4, 2011 11:00:23 AM henry354 said:when i install extra ram into xp do i hve to tell it that it is there. also how can i tell how much my computer will take. What manages the RAM is your motherboard, not the OS. When you plug in the RAM stick the MB should automatically detect it. How much your computer will "take" depends. If you have a 32-bit OS it can only handle 4GB of RAM, and as Windows bites 0.5GB, you have 3.5GB free to use. 64-bit systems do not have this limitation. You might be trying to put more than 4GB memory into a 32-bit system and not getting it working. Try installing a 64-bit system instead. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Hawkeye22 October 4, 2011 12:38:43 PM Use the memory advisor tool on Crucial's web site. It will tell you how many memory slots your board has and what type of ram it can use. If your OS is 32 bit, don't go over 4 gig of ram total. A 64 bit OS can handle much more than 4 gig, most likely more than your motherboard can support. http://www.crucial.com/ m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedinstaling single stick of ram Forum SolvedInstalling 1866mhz ram on i7 4790k Forum SolvedI have 16GB installed. Why does it say 14gb of ram? Forum SolvedNot Sure If I Can Install 8GB or 16GB RAM [Buying new RAM] Forum Solvedwhat memory slots do i install my two 8gb ddr3 2400 ram sticks on the msi z97 gaming 7 ? Forum SolvedCan i install two sticks of ram in a single channel Mobo? Forum SolvedI installed 4 gb ram but only 1.60 gb is usable Forum SolvedI want to install RAM from my old computer to the new one - what should i check first? Forum SolvedRAM - problem with instalation Forum Solved8gb ram installed, only shows 3.95gb usable. Pics inside Forum SolvedThis RAM should i Install ? Forum SolvedIncreasing usable RAM >2G, 8G installed Forum SolvedHow can I check the Ram installed on a PC Forum SolvedWindows 7 won't start with new ram installed to desktop. Forum SolvedCan I install 2 pieces of 4GB RAM, one in the third slot and fourth slot ? Forum SolvedLooking to install more RAM Forum SolvedInstall triple channel or dual channel RAM? Forum SolvedNew HDD and Ram Installed what next? Forum Solvedinstalled more RAM, computer wont start. Forum SolvedCan I install 4GB RAM on 32 bit Windows 7 ultimate Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !