RAM Indication

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donsor

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I have (4) 1 Gig RAMs installed in my four DIMM Slots. However on the Belarc Advisor report it shows only three DIMM slots occupied and three 1 Gig RAMs installed. Does this have anything to do with the fact that my OS is WinXP 32 bit which limits the amount of RAM I can use to three or less?
 

flavallee

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Belarc Advisor is not 100% accurate in what it detects and displays.

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Go here and allow the Crucial System Scanner to load and run.

After the scan is finished and a report is displayed, copy-and-paste the link to that webpage here so we can go there and view it.

Or you can just advise us if the report shows all 4 slots occupied with 1 GB modules.

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Triple6

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You can also take a look at the BIOS screens when the computer boots up and see if shows 3 or 4 GB of RAM.

If it only shows 3GB then you may have a loose or faulty stick, you can remove all the RAM and then test each stick by itself.

Your OS will limit the usable RAM to a little over 3GB, usually 3.25 or 3.5GB but at the hardware level all 4 GB should be seen.
 
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