Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

laptop ram question

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • laptop ram question

    ok guys i know this is a carpc forum but I have a question about my laptop ... i just bought a 4 gb ram pack from newegg (pc2-5300 if you're wondering) anyway ... got it installed and my computer reads it as 2.99 GB ram ... any idea why this is??

    Im so confused??

    Zach

  • #2
    xp sp2 cant read ram over 2.73 gb, same with vista....
    until vista sp1 comes out and xp sp3 then they can read upto 4gb
    The MC of Florida Car PC Meets
    CAR:2001 Ford Crown Victoria
    PC: Acer EEE 900HA with Win7 with CF 2.0.
    Memory:1G
    Drives:160gig
    WI-FI:Cingular
    GPS:IG2k9
    Screen:Xenarc 700TSV
    The Florida Meets Thread

    Comment


    • #3
      to elaborate on what john said...

      in a 32 bit desktop operating system the maximum memory you can have is 3gb - 3.5gb depending on the situation.

      if you have 64 bit operating system, you're good to go but a 64 bit operating system requires 64 bit hardware and drivers.
      My Nearly Complete Car:
      http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...ed-car-pc.html

      Micro Control Center... Control Your Car Across the Internet
      http://www.mp3car.com/fusion-brain/1...-internet.html

      Website: (It's a work in progress, really. All my projects have taken me from ever really developing it.)
      http://paulfurtado.com/

      Comment

      Working...
      X