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My Windwos XP Professional 32 bit does not suppor more than 3GB

My Window XP Professional 32 bit does not support more than 3GB DDR2
RAM. I wish to install 4GB DDR2 - 667Mhz RAM to run high end graphics, how do i go about it.
with warm regards.
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    My computer is a dell pc with a rev a00 e210882 motherboard. The computer shows under the computer properties that there is 4GB of ram installed but only 3GB usable. I looked online and the motherboard supports 4GB of ram. I checked some windows forums and they said that the boot options under msconfig could be reducing it. I checked and this was not the case. The forum also said my nividia graphics card could be sharing some ram. I looked in the resource monitor and it showed that 1GB was set to hardware reserved just as the windows forum said would be the case if the graphics card was sharing ram. The problem came up in how the forum said I should be able to change the amount hardware uses in the bios, however I cannot find this option. If you know of how to resolve this or how to change that setting a different way I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thanks,

    Phillip

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Dear sir

here no matter for windows xp it's a frequience problem related to hardware here some RAM is not compatible with yr motherbord it's depend which company motherboard u have as par my sugection if u nedd to eun high end graphics why don't u in install highly configard graphic card.. it's help u.....:)

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BIOS says 3GB RAM, Properties says 2GB RAM


You may want to flash your bios on the motherboard if there is an update. Windows XP Pro will support up to 4GB of RAM.

Feb 20, 2013 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Mamimum RAM for User @ 3GB using boot.ini switch on 4GB Physical RAM


The DOS will always take a percentage of the physical RAM on the motherboard leaving the rest for the User. By default the Windows Operating System will use 50% of the physical RAM installed on the motherboard leaving the user the remaining 50% this can be changed using a switch in the boot.ini file

The /3GB was originally meant to be used in systems that have 3GB or more of RAM something that is no longer quite as rare as it used to be Windows XP SP3 will support upto 4GB although on a 32bit (x86) version of Windows will acually see 3.25gb that is the limitation.

However, even if you don't have 3 GB or more of memory, you can still use the /3GB switch. the switch can have any value between 2048 (2 GB) and 3072 (3 GB) megabytes. It needs to be expressed in decimal notation.

The /3GB switch applies to 32-bit systems only (x86).

Example with Windows XP SP3 Home Edition with the recovery console installed this gives you the option of default 50-50% split or the 3GB switch 75-25% split.

The /noexecute parameter enables, disables, and configures Data Execution Prevention (DEP), a set of hardware and software technologies designed to prevent harmful code from running in protected memory locations using the optin switch enables DEP only for operating system components, including the Windows kernel and drivers. Administrators can enable DEP on selected executable files by using the Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT).

The /burnmemory parameter specifies the amount of memory, in megabytes, that Windows cannot use in this example, /burnmemory=128 will reduce the physical RAM memory that is available to Windows by 128 MB.

[boot loader]
timeout=10
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 3GB Switch" /noexecute=optin /3GB /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition " /noexecute=optin /burnmemory=128 /fastdetect
C:CMDCONSBOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons


Check out the noexecute and the 3GB switch plus all available boot.ini switches HERE

I suggest that you use AnalogX MaxMem it is a realtime physical memory management program that automatically ensures that you always have as much physical memory available as possible used with the 3GB switch you should never have memory issues ever again.



on Mar 14, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition for PC

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Windows 7 Migration Guide. Minimum Hard Requirement · 1 gigahertz...


Windows 7 Migration Guide.

Minimum Hard Requirement
  • · 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • · 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
  • · 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • · DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
·
Versions of Windows 7
  • · Windows 7 Home Premium
  • · Windows 7 Professional
  • · Windows 7 Ultimate

Select either 32 or 64 bit Operating system (Based on requirement)

Last but not least select viable Windows 7 Migration Software.

on Dec 16, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Migration Services

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Windows xp pro, how much ram can be seen by it?


It supports 4GB of RAM however the virtual address space of processes and applications is still limited to 2 GB unless the /3GB switch is used in the Boot.ini file

You can find more about it and how to set it up to 3GB on Microsoft website:
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/platform/server/pae/paemem.mspx

Feb 06, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Hi, I am planning to buy lenovo think pad laptop having core i3 processor, loaded with DOS. I got some market feedback that intel core i3 does not support window xp professional. Why i am so much...


Hi Sanjeev,

Just about a month back I purchased a Lenovo laptop having Intel Core i3 processor loaded with DOS.

I then installed Windows XP SP3 32-bit and there is absolutely no problem whatsoever with the compatibilty. Also, all the device drivers for Windows XP are available on Lenovo support website.

So, there should be no problem to install and run Windows XP on this laptop.

Wish you all the best. Thanks for using FixYa.

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Is it possible to upgrade windows xp professional x64 to windows 7 professional x64


Hello
Yes it is.
Just make sure you download or purchase Win 7 x 64.

If your doing the upgrade you need to have winxp x 64 installed on your pc first.

Jun 10, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Can i window vista install in 512mb ram?


Windows Vista recommended system requirementsWindows Vista Home Basic
  • 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 512 MB of system memory
  • 20 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of available space


Home Premium / Business / Ultimate
  • 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 1 GB of system memory
  • 40 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of available space
Source: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/get/system-requirements.aspx

Jul 11, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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I have 4gb physical memory and xp sp3 showing only 3gb


You have a 32 bit computer. The address space in a 32 bit computer can only take a max of 4GB of RAM but the operating system will only report less than the total amount of memory in the PC. See the below link for more information.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366778.aspx

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Problem installing new windows xp professional


u dont need to online for installing the windows.
as far resolution is concern you must install the display drivers or vga driver for viewing the 16 or 32 bit.

Nov 18, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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4 gigs of ram on xp 32 bit


Depends on how much memory your motherboard can accomodate. If *********** board can support 4 gig then just plug your ram and it should work.. xp supports up to 4 gig of ram so even if you connect an 8 gig,it will only recognize the 4gig. Hope this help,

May 11, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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