RAM not detecting in multiple programs.

I clearly have 3 gigs of ram inside my machine, (2 1 gig sticks, and 2 more 512mb sticks)

Under "system" it shows that I have 3 gigs. And, just about anywhere else it does not.

Task Manager

STEAM "system info"


This is what I have installed!

Please, help me!
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More about detecting multiple programs
  1. Pls tell the complete details of your system including the memory of your gpu or other connected devices.
  2. Your graphics card could be eating up some of your memory.
  3. Processor Information:
    Vendor: GenuineIntel
    Speed: 1799 Mhz
    2 logical processors
    2 physical processors
    HyperThreading: Unsupported
    FCMOV: Supported
    SSE2: Supported
    SSE3: Supported
    SSSE3: Supported
    SSE4a: Unsupported
    SSE41: Unsupported
    SSE42: Unsupported

    Network Information:
    Network Speed: DSL > 256k

    Operating System Version:
    Windows Vista (32 bit)
    NTFS: Supported
    Crypto Provider Codes: Supported 323 0x0 0x0 0x0

    Video Card:
    Driver: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250
    DirectX Driver Name: nvd3dum.dll
    Driver Version:
    DirectX Driver Version:
    Driver Date: 3 Apr 2010
    Desktop Color Depth: 32 bits per pixel
    Monitor Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
    DirectX Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250
    VendorID: 0x10de
    DeviceID: 0x615
    Number of Monitors: 1
    Number of Logical Video Cards: 1
    No SLI or Crossfire Detected
    Primary Display Resolution: 1280 x 1024
    Desktop Resolution: 1280 x 1024
    Primary Display Size: 17.80" x 14.21" (22.76" diag)
    45.2cm x 36.1cm (57.8cm diag)
    Primary Bus: PCI Express 16x
    Primary VRAM: 1024 MB
    Supported MSAA Modes: 2x 4x 8x

    Sound card:
    Audio device: Speakers (2- SigmaTel High Defi

    RAM: 1022 Mb IT SHOULD BE 3

    UI Language: English
    Microphone: Yes, I have a microphone.
    Media Type: DVD
    Total Hard Disk Space Available: 305244 Mb
    Largest Free Hard Disk Block: 40357 Mb
    Steam Hard Disk Usage: 87067 Mb
    OS Install Date: Dec 21 2006
  4. Wow too much of information.
    Since your os is 32bit,might be this is happening.

    Quote from tech forum:
    32 Bit OS can not and will not recognize or utilize 4GB of RAM. The Max you will get is 3.5GB of RAM recognized and utilized on a 32 Bit system.
    Registers in x86 PCs are limited to 32 bits, which means the biggest number that can be stored in that register is 2^32, or 4,294,967,296;
    which means that the CPU can access up to "ADDRESS 4,294,967,296" which is the 4th GB of data.
    The problem is that the CPU also access I/O devices (printer, USB, keyboard, mouse, monitor, etc.) by assigning them an address as well.
    So it reserves half a GB or so of the memory addresses to talk to the I/O devices... So you have 4GB - ~0.5GB -> 3.5 GB (on Windows it is 3.2GB).
    Plus this also doesnt take into consideration that Video Card Memory which is also added into the resources.

    So lets calculate:
    your vista can see but cannot use.

    3 GB-.5 GB(by OS)=2.5 GB.
    2.5 GB-1 GB(VRAM)=1.5 GB.

    This is reasonable.Might be there are some other resources connected to your pc which use up your ram.
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