Ram not being used

By Coffey
Jan 15, 2009
  1. Specs are
    P5B Deluxe
    Nvidia 8800gtx
    Core 2 quad q6600
    6 gigs of 800mhz ram

    I recently got 64 bit vista ultimate which I have heard can support up to 128gbs of ram, when I got Vista installed I also got an extra 4gbs of ram which in total gave me 6gbs.

    When I go into system info and cpu-z it shows me that I do have 6 gigs of ram


    When I go into task manager and look at a sidebar app it shows that I am only using 5054mbs of ram


    Is there anything I can do to use what I paid for or did I waste money?
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    see page 2-14 of the motherboard (online?) manual

    (hard copy manual may page differently)
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    there's no problem. You ram will be used by various programs. Even if you ran every app, I hardly doubt you'll go over 4gb usage unless running intensive video or mapping programs.... relax and don't worry.
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