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I have a gateway,838gm computer.I had 1gb ram.I installed a pci-e video card(512mb).That worked ok.I then tried to in stall 3 more gb of ram,but the computer would only boot with 2 gbs.I went through all the basics,made sure all the ram was ok,installed them one at a time and in diffirent order.I removed my pci-e video card,updated my bios
(intel ag915) and the computer booted with 4gb of ram,but will not boot if I re-install my video card.I can not turn off vmy intigrated video card by
means of my bios.Whats next?
Do you have a windows XP?
Because if you do than it will never run with 4GB, because all it can support is 4GB allright but that's includeing everything from swap file to video memory.
For most systems it can se around 3GB from 4GB of system memory. If you want to fix this you unfortunately need to swich your OS to Windows XP64 or some Vista.
Here are some info from microsoft:
Version Limit in 32-bit Windows Limit in 64-bit Windows Windows Vista Ultimate 4 GB
Windows Vista Enterprise 4 GB
Windows Vista Business 4 GB
Windows Vista Home Premium 4 GB
Windows Vista Home Basic 4 GB
Windows Vista Starter 1 GB
Version Limit in 32-bit Windows Limit in 64-bit Windows Windows XP 4 GB
Windows XP Starter Edition 512 MB
Posted on Nov 28, 2008
It sounds as if your MoBo is seeing the video adapter as a source of ram. if that is the case, then installing memory in units of 1Gb will cause a stick to not be seen, therefore utilized. you may want to refer to you manual for memory limits and poosible comparibility issues. they are usually quite in depth. also, make sure that they are all the same make model and speed. these issues have wreaked havoc on the prettiest of pc's.
Posted on Nov 28, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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