Full memory does not register

By JAM 71 ยท 4 replies
Mar 19, 2008
  1. I have an abit IP35 PRO motherboard and I had 2 GB RAM. I just added anothe 2 GB but when I power it up and look it only reads that I have 3.25 GB. I have tried moving the ram around in different slots and combinations and have come to the conclusion that the memory sticks are of and so is my motherboard. Why wont it see the full 4 Gig?
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,332   +101

    You're probably using Windows XP 32-bit, and you're not going to get more than you are out of it. Search around, it's nothing new ;).
  3. JAM 71

    JAM 71 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    is that the limitation for xp?
  4. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,332   +101

    Limitation for a 32-bit OS as far as I know.
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    32 bit OSes are limited. They will not see the full 4gb.

    If you wish to access more, you will need to use a 64bit version
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