Can Windows Vista Use 4GB of Memory?

4GB RAMSo, you just bought that 4GB RAM combo deal and you put it into your computer because you want Windows Vista to run faster right?  You fire up your computer and immediately go to your system properties to see your new 4GB.  Wait? It’s only showing 3.06MB.

“What’s up with that”, you ask?

Then, almost as if instinctively, your next question is: “How can I get use of ALL of my 4GB?”

This is when our phone usually rings.

We’ve been down this road before, and I’ll openly admit I don’t know everything about computers. In fact, please allow me to be loose on knowing some things.  I can’t possibly keep up with every rapid change in the computer industry. Only few people I know can.  In fact, I think I really only know one person and even I can throw him for a loop sometimes with my limited findings.

However, I do know about the 3 GB limit with 32 Bit Operating Systems.  I don’t get into all the nitty gritty details of most things.  I’d rather leave that to people like Dan. Follow his link for a more thorough explanation. It has all the information you’ll want to know about 32 bit and 64 bit OSes with RAM limitations.

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