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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.





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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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