not seeting all install memory

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swagga

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I have window 7 Ultimate installed on my dell 780 it is a 2 duo workstataion 3.0ghz with 6gb install but only 2.96gb is being used how can i get my machine to reconize all memory installed.
 

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2.96 GB is being used or that is all that is detected?

Is your Windows 32-bit?
 

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The most you will see with 32-bit is about 3.3 GB RAM. Not sure why you're seeing a little less than that.
 

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As long as you're using a 32-bit version of Windows, there's no need to install more than 4 GB of RAM.

The 32-bit version will recognize and use about 3.0 - 3.5 GB, depending on how much RAM is dedicated for your computer's on-board devices.

Having a video card with its own dedicated memory instead of using integrated graphics will increase the amount of RAM that's recognized and used.

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