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Windows won't see all of my 4GB of RAM but BIOS does! Why?

Specs: Computer: Gateway GT5040 (new) Motherboard: Intell d945gcz RAM: 4 GB of RAM is installed (a 1 GB DDR2 RAM stick in each of the 4 RAM slots) All RAM is the same speed (533)/same brand of RAM bought/installed at once OS: Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64 Edition with SP1 installed Problem Description: After installing the RAM and I look in the BIOS, it sees 4GB of ram (1024MB x 4 sticks) - good stuff. However, I boot into Windows and look via either winver or winmsd and it shows: 3,397,500 kB Question: What happened to the remaining half GB of RAM? How can I make Windows see all 4GB? Dell 1600SC Server with 2 Intel Xeon 2400 Mhz Processors, Win2K Service Pack 4. My computer properties only 261,552KB ram informed. At booting only 264 MB RAM allowed message line on boot black screen. Is there anything I can do?

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Its simple you must have the system in OS install Mode, for some legacy OSs they can only install with 256 Max RAM.

The setting is in the BIOS or setup. its easy to find and its called OS Install Mode

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Dude,

system allocation needs half gb of ram dude

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Windows xp will usually only see 3.5 gbs of ram even in your motherboard can support more. WIndowns vista does recognize more RAM or i also believe windows xp 64bit recognizes more ram. Nothing wrong with ram or your computer its just your operating system.

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