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Im missing 1GB

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March 27, 2012 7:25:24 PM

Using CPU-Z, it is stating that I have 4GB in my system, which I'm expecting. However, in task manager it only says I have 3GB, so I was just wondering where that 1GB has gone.

I use a PCI-E GPU so I don't think it is shared memory for graphics.

I'd appreciate any help on this, if you require any reports etc just let me know.

Thanks

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a c 146 } Memory
March 27, 2012 7:30:47 PM

Hi there,

Do u have x64bit windows?
a c 146 } Memory
March 27, 2012 7:31:35 PM

x32bit windows show no more than 3.5GB RAM.
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March 27, 2012 7:34:35 PM

Ah right, thought x32bit could show 4GB. So I'm still half a gig short then if that is the case.
March 27, 2012 7:35:21 PM

My onboard graphics has 512MB but I don't use that. Would that affect it somehow?
a c 146 } Memory
March 27, 2012 7:39:15 PM

I wrote no more than 3.5GB, but some show less. Sometimes 3.25GB and less.

Also, the graphics take the megabytes no mater what.
a c 146 } Memory
March 27, 2012 7:40:00 PM

It is different with each mobo.
March 27, 2012 7:41:18 PM

That may well answer it then. Quick side question, do any boards come with no graphics installed? Would they be better to get?
a c 146 } Memory
March 27, 2012 7:46:53 PM

Well, better and cheaper is to get x64bit windows.

But the mobo's are like that. It depends on CPU, what mobo to get.
a c 146 } Memory
March 27, 2012 7:47:34 PM

What's your CPU?
March 27, 2012 7:52:38 PM

Old one now, Intel Core 2 Duo E4600
March 27, 2012 7:56:56 PM

I'm looking to upgrade on a budget, seemed to have gone about it the wrong way so far, so I'm looking to start from scratch again.
March 27, 2012 8:20:43 PM

This varies, with 32-bit Windows, from computer to computer. If you have onboard video of any kind you're going to lose anywhere from 256MB to 768MB. You could try completely disabling the onboard video in your BIOS but sometimes this can be either ineffective or simply impossible because the BIOS doesn't allow it.

Plenty of motherboards are coming without onboard video because CPU manufacturers are starting to integrate video directly into the CPU, effectively giving you the same results.
March 27, 2012 8:39:46 PM

It's not so much the mobo, it's the CPU.

I think that CPU does support 64-bit processing.

However, I don't know how to check.

Anyone?

Here is a link.
a c 146 } Memory
March 27, 2012 8:51:07 PM

foscooter said:
It's not so much the mobo, it's the CPU.

I think that CPU does support 64-bit processing.

However, I don't know how to check.

Anyone?

Here is a link.

All Core2 are x64bit CPU's. Only the older ones aren't.
a c 146 } Memory
March 27, 2012 8:53:03 PM

U can try to go to BIOS and disable the on-board graphic's if u have a GPU card installed as a source.
a c 146 } Memory
March 27, 2012 8:54:50 PM

kkerswell said:
I'm looking to upgrade on a budget, seemed to have gone about it the wrong way so far, so I'm looking to start from scratch again.

Anyway, for $400 u can have 4 times faster PC than the old one. With reusing the old components like HDD, keyboard+mouse, ...
March 29, 2012 6:01:03 PM

What would you recommend?
a c 146 } Memory
March 29, 2012 6:15:23 PM

kkerswell said:
What would you recommend?

OK, before I say more, we need to level the budget.

What do u have?

1. Can u post all the hardware that u have and can re-use on new system.

HDD, keyboard+mouse, Windows, LCD, PSU Watts and other parts ...

How old is the PSU?

2. When u can buy, as there are discounts, that will end soon.

3. Is this going to be a gamer PC?

4. And also say if u can be flexible and add $50 if needed to add great deal part.

So, answer as 1, 2, 3, 4 .
March 29, 2012 6:39:32 PM

1. System:

Display: ATI Radeon HD 3600 Series
Motherboard: Intel DG33BU
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4600 @ 2.40GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
PSU: 350W I believe
Memory: 4GB Non-ECC CL6 PC2-6400 unbuffered
HDD: Seagate OEM ST3160815AS,160GB SATA,BARRACUDA 7200.10 ,7200RPM 8MB Cache

Keyboard and mouse are fine, could do with a new monitor, speakers and sound are not a huge issue.

2. I can buy anytime really

3. I will be using it for games

4. I could be flexible, depends on the level of extra performance the money could get me.
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