Solved 8gb shown as 4gb Tags: Memory RAM Windows XP Last response: January 19, 2011 7:51 AM in Memory Share satishxxx January 12, 2011 1:58:21 AM windows xp 64bit OS shows 8gb of ram in " system properties" However on downgrading the same system to xp 32 bit OS it shows 4gb ram although physically 8gb is present is it not possible to use 8gb in windows xp 32 bit ? pl. help us out More about : 8gb shown 4gb Best solution Pyroflea a b } Memory January 12, 2011 5:49:50 AM 32-bit doesn't support more than 4GB of RAM. You'll need a 64-bit OS in order for Windows to recognize all 8GB. satishxxx January 19, 2011 7:51:53 AM Best answer selected by satishxxx. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumWent from 6GB to 8GB , only recognizes 4GB dual channel. ForumFX-4100 + 8gb ram for $145 or 955 be + 4gb for $152 ForumHAVE 8GB RAM INSTALLED-ONLY SEEING 4GB w/WXP64b ForumCorsair vs Corsair ( 4GB vs 8GB ) & ((timings)) ForumDifferent FSB DRAM ratios shown in cpu-z and aida64 ForumMemory 1066Mhz shown instead of 1333Mhz on HP PC ForumGTX680 4GB or orher card? Forum4gb is shown as 3.24 gb usable Forum2GB Vram or 4GB for gaming? Forum8GB Total, 3.99 GB "Usable" ForumUpgrading 4gb to 8gb problem Forum4gb ram vs 8gb ram w/ 660 2gb Forum8GB installed, Bios and Windows only showing 4GB ? Forum1 8gb stick or 2 4gb stickS Forum1 8gb stick vs 2 4GB RAM ForumBest Motherboard for i7-3770 and GeForce 600 Ti? ForumBest 2x4 8gb memory to pair with sandy bridge 2600k? ForumWindows 7 64bit only showing 4gb Ram ForumASUS P5Q Deluxe won't take more than 4GB Ram Forum4GB rams for P8P67 board More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !