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MRAY
02-05-2008, 12:58 AM
I just installed 8 gigs of ddr2 6400 memory on my pc wich is running
XP 64 bit and its only reading 7.93 gigs.

Is this normal?
should it be reading all 8 gigs?

Thanks!
-Mray

salmonmoose
02-05-2008, 01:04 AM
How much is the POST reading?

Some of your ram may not be available to the OS itself, and be used for video stuff.

MRAY
02-05-2008, 01:29 AM
thanks for your help!
uhhh what do you mean by "post"?

Thanks!
-Mray

Simon
02-05-2008, 01:31 AM
I just installed 8 gigs of ddr2 6400 memory on my pc wich is running
XP 64 bit and its only reading 7.93 gigs.

Is this normal?
should it be reading all 8 gigs?

Thanks!
-Mray

Post is the screen you get just as your computer boots.

Whats giving you the memory count of 7.93? Check in the bios whats plugged in.

Perhaps try swapping out RAM modules to see which one is coming in under spec.

-Simo

MRAY
02-05-2008, 01:47 AM
Post is the screen you get just as your computer boots.

Whats giving you the memory count of 7.93? Check in the bios whats plugged in.

Perhaps try swapping out RAM modules to see which one is coming in under spec.

-Simo

Hey simon!
The count i'm getting is from right clicking on "my computer" under the "General" tab

How do go about checking my bios?

Thanks!

-Mray

MRAY
02-05-2008, 01:54 AM
ok i got into my bios and it is reading 8.0 GB of memory :)

So now what?

Thanks!
-Mray

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