That's it in a nutshell. I have I have 2 Corsair TwinX 3200 512mb sticks installed in a Asus A7N8X mobo. The sticks are installed in slots 1 and 3. The memory check upon bootup shows 1 gig. msinfo.exe reports 1024 mb with 142 mb free. This is with only Explorer open. The General tab on SYstem properties reports 256 mb. I am not sure how long this has been fouled up. I just noticed it tonite when I tried to install UT2004 and the info tool on the cd reported that I had only 256 mb of physical ram. When running UT2004, I get an error relating to insufficient pagefile size. My pagefile is 1.73 gig. Any help would be greatly appreciated.