8.00 GB (1.92 GB usable) What??

I just built a new computer and I'm seeing something I've never seen before. When I go into system properties my installed memory (RAM) reads 8.00 GB (1.92 GB usable). This has me a little worried. What does the 1.92 GB usable mean? Is everything okay? Can someone explain what is going on? Thanks.

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155
Intel i5-2500k 3.3ghz
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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  1. wick780 said:
    I just built a new computer and I'm seeing something I've never seen before. When I go into system properties my installed memory (RAM) reads 8.00 GB (1.92 GB usable). This has me a little worried. What does the 1.92 GB usable mean? Is everything okay? Can someone explain what is going on? Thanks.

    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155
    Intel i5-2500k 3.3ghz
    G.Skill Ripjaws X Series (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
    OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)



    What version of windows are you using ? to me it sounds a lot like you have installed a 32bit OS - which has a maximum amount of memory it can address....
  2. yea try using a 64-bit os that should fix it
  3. I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit - What is the maximum amount of memory 32bit reads? I did not think 8GB was much and I don't remember seeing the problem before.
  4. I think the most 32-bit os can read is 3.8 i recommend trying the 64-bit windows 7 that should fix the problem
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