64-Bit memory information

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By blimp01
Mar 17, 2009
  1. Hello,

    I have recently upgraded my ram from 4GB to 8GB, but in the system information it shows that there is 8GB installed, 4GB total, and 6.5 GB available. Anyone know why it is saying I have more available than total?



  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,392   +135

    Didn't catch if thats a 64 bit OS, but it probably is and thats probably not the issue.
    Whats your motherboard?
  3. blimp01

    blimp01 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 157

    yes its 64 bit vista ultimate, my system specs are:

    GTX 280
    ASUS P5N-D 750i SLI
    500GB HD
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,392   +135

    Im not an expert, so the only thing I can think of is updating your BIOS to the latest version and checking the compatibility list online, other than that I can only tell you ASUS boards tend to be slightly picky with their memory.
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