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4gb but only 2.9gb available memory?

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September 12, 2010 1:40:02 AM

i have 2 x 2GB ddr3 1600mhz ram but everytime i boot windows, it says Total: 4094, Available: 29xx

is this normal or is there something wrong w/ my ram?

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September 12, 2010 2:03:53 AM

Your Operating System is likely 32-bit, which has a memory limit of 3GB. You'll need to upgrade to a 64-bit version of your OS to utilize the remaining memory.
September 12, 2010 2:15:23 AM

i have 64bit windows 7 ultimate
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September 12, 2010 2:15:32 AM

should i RMA my ram?
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September 12, 2010 7:32:35 AM

Go to msconfig>boot>advanced options and make sure "Maximum memory" is unchecked.
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