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Secondary Hard Drive & 1.5GB Ram Missing in System

by noora4 / May 10, 2008 5:17 AM PDT

I finished building a PC recently and when I loaded up BIOS, it detected all 4GB of Ram and both 1TB SATA harddrives. I installed Windows Vista 32-Bit (because 64-bit kept failing to install) and in System, it says I only have 2.5GB of Ram. It's not the sticks because we've tested it on another system. It also only shows my C-drive in Computer, with my second hard drive not showing up, however, when I go to hardware, both hard drives show up and are said to be working well.

Is there anyway I can make my second hard drive show up and utilise all my ram?

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

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Let's not cover the 4GB memory again?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 10, 2008 6:07 AM PDT

Start with the many articles about this like http://www.dansdata.com/askdan00015.htm

If something is unclear let's cover that and never again why 32 bit reports 2.5 to 3 point something RAM?

As to the hard disk, it may have been formatted in some other OS. Tell more.
Bob

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That's done but...
by noora4 / May 10, 2008 6:21 AM PDT

Thanks, I've managed to get my Ram and my hard drive recognised now.

However, I have DDR3 ram that's meant to run at 1800MHZ and right now it's running 666MHZ. Would anyone know how to get it to run at 1800MHZ?

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Just checking.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 10, 2008 6:30 AM PDT
In reply to: That's done but...

Did you make the needed change to tell Vista to let apps use more the 2.0GB? It's not automatic.

-> I see you posted about that speed in another post. And without the make or model it's something I can't guess about.
Bob

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