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by jacky0881 / March 5, 2009 5:10 AM PST

I have a ABIT IB9 mother board whitch can hold up to 8Gig. I had 512MBx2 installed. I upgraded my system with 2 more memory cards (2Gig each). Problem is that my system recognize only 3.25 Gig! Whats wrong?

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Nothing at all is wrong.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 5, 2009 5:57 AM PST
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re: Memory Upgrade Problem
by anchor79 / March 9, 2009 9:34 AM PDT

32bit windows xp/vista only supports up to 4 GB of memory. You will need to buy your self a 64 bit operating system to use all the memory. If you don't want to buy anything download a copy of linux from Or go to Amazon/Ebay/etc and get your self a copy of Windows XP or Vista 64 bit version.

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