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User Info: BonnabinTheDire

BonnabinTheDire
4 years ago#1
i have 4gb, under "performance" through ctrl-alt-del it says it's only detecting 2046mb, but under dxdiag it detects 4gb. so is it using 4gb or is something messing up?
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User Info: JKatarn

JKatarn
4 years ago#2
Are you looking at "Total" or "Available" RAM? The total should of course show all your installed RAM.
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User Info: BonnabinTheDire

BonnabinTheDire
4 years ago#3
total :(

what i'm wondering is why dxdiag and sites like yougamers/canirunit say i have 4gb but it's only accessing 2
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User Info: JKatarn

JKatarn
4 years ago#4
BonnabinTheDire posted...
total :(

what i'm wondering is why dxdiag and sites like yougamers/canirunit say i have 4gb but it's only accessing 2


DXDIAG may be listing your graphics card VRAM + system RAM. What does the system info window (right-click computer->properties) say? If that's only showing 2GB, I'd try reseating the RAM or using a different set of DIMM slots for the RAM modules.
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User Info: godplaysSNES

godplaysSNES
4 years ago#5
What motherboard is it?
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User Info: BMANZZS

BMANZZS
4 years ago#6
Reseat your sticks, then check your BIOS to see if your motherboard detects them.
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TravisCombs
4 years ago#7
Probably won't matter but are your sticks in the proper slots? I've seen a handful of motherboards, usually in prebuilt PCs, that require your sticks to go in certain slots for all of them to be detected. For example, if you have four slots (we'll call them DIMM 1, 2, 3, and 4), your motherboard may require that two sticks go in DIMMs 1 and 3 to recognize both, and not DIMMs 1 and 2 or 1 and 4.
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