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There is no real answer. But..
Depending on the motherboard you will see some 2.0 to 3.5GB reported. With the latest service pack Microsoft tweaked their OS to report (but not use) 4.0GB because too many CONSUMERS were calling in to ask "Where's my ram?"
Nothing has changed in memory support here since the year 2000. 32 bit Windows and all the articles still apply so I'll stop here.
Thanks a bunch- that answers my question
I was thinking it was the way you described, but with everyone running around with their own info on the internet these days it's sometimes hard to tell what the real deal is.
don't feel bad for the question, it comes up a lot.
The info/misinfo on the internet is a problem compounded by retailers and manufacturers touting more RAM than the system can use.
A curious parallel from a couple generations earlier:
Jewelry quality watches will have jewels in the movements. There's a maximum of 17 places a jewel can be of use. However, with consumers generally being of the more-is-better mindset, watchmakers started adding in extra jewels. They'd just glue them in out of the way places. Who wouldn't prefer a 24 jewel watch over one with a mere 17?
Same thing with RAM anymore. 2x2GB sticks is cheap and easier to sell than a 3 GB configuration.
Corporate America at it's finest
American Consumers at their finest?
How about a whole lot of both?