4gb memory not

billakong Posts 19 Registration date Thursday September 4, 2008 Status Member Last seen June 10, 2009 - Sep 6, 2008 at 07:51 AM
 DOC - Feb 3, 2009 at 12:48 AM

ive just upgraded my pc with 4gb kingston memory but in windows vista i can only see 3gb appearing what is the matter? i dont think that one of the ram isnt good as its two modules of 2gb each and if one wasnt good then it would show only 2gb and not 3gb..

please help me in this issue?

3 responses

usbdealz Posts 30 Registration date Tuesday August 26, 2008 Status Member Last seen April 14, 2009 8
Sep 6, 2008 at 10:23 AM
hello dude,

in theory windows vista can accept 4gb ram but in practice when its done only 3gb will be noticed available

but no worries as windows is using the 4gb its only the display of 4gb which is affected

you have to upgrade your windows to 64bit version
The problem is that you have to use a 64 Bit Operating system to be able to utilize the full 4 RAM. Otherwise will only use approx 3 to 3.5 gigs of RAM. You can upgrade I believe to Vista home 64 or to Vista Ultimate Operating system. Check with Vista/Microsoft or your computer manufacturer.