well I put together my first pc the other day and im running into a problem where in the view system information screen it only shows that i have 3.12 gb of ram but I have 8 gb installed. I got a message bottom right of the screen saying low on memory close firefox to fix. I checked on the screen (boi screen)? push delete on the restart. It is showing that I have both of the sticks installed. sorry if this is confusing im not very familiar with computers or the correct names.
if it helps
mobo= asrock m3a770de
ram = G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
os = windows xp
hopefully I can fix this myself but I might have to bring it in to a shop
would there be any difference with the extra 4gb of ram? All im interested in is playing video games anyways. Trying to figure out if its worth spending the $100 for windows 7. If there wont be much difference il just buy a video game instead of the OS.