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RAM Indication

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by donsor, Dec 23, 2012.

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  1. donsor

    donsor Thread Starter

    Jul 11, 2008
    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?
  2. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    Belarc Advisor is not 100% accurate in what it detects and displays.


    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.

  3. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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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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