Dell inspiron 530 memory upgrade problem help

Hi, I install on dell inspiron 530 upgrade of pare 1 GB stick. I use to check what kind is more suitable. But is a result system configuration shows, that their is only 3076 MB in use. I expect to see something around 4000 MB. Performance a little beat better, PC works normal.
Thank you/
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  1. dim1dim said:
    Hi, I install on dell inspiron 530 upgrade of pare 1 GB stick. I use to check what kind is more suitable. But is a result system configuration shows, that their is only 3076 MB in use. I expect to see something around 4000 MB. Performance a little beat better, PC works normal.
    Thank you/

    You are not accounting for memory used for system overhead, etc.
  2. If you have 32 bit Windows, the system will only be able to use around 3 gig, exact amount depends on the motherboard. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/clearing-up-the-3264-bit-memory-limit-confusion/3124

    4 gig is a bit of a waste in a 32 bit system, but may be needed to get dual-channel running.
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