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    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

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    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
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    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.

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