RAM upgrade


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greypound

Last year I upgraded the RAM on my ASUS A7V8X motherboard from 512mb
to 1Gb by adding an extra 512mb memory module.

I assumed that the upgrade was successful because Systems Information
tells me that I have 1024 Mb of Total Physical Memory.
CPU-Z confirms that I have 1024 mb installed - PC2700(166Mhz) as two
modules in slots 2 & 3

However, Windows Task Manager indicates that I have 523808k installed

How can I be certain that the upgrade was OK - the whole aim was to
attempt to improve computer performance.

(I know I need to build a better computer, but this one serves me
reasonably well)
 
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JS

greypound said:
Last year I upgraded the RAM on my ASUS A7V8X motherboard from 512mb
to 1Gb by adding an extra 512mb memory module.

I assumed that the upgrade was successful because Systems Information
tells me that I have 1024 Mb of Total Physical Memory.
CPU-Z confirms that I have 1024 mb installed - PC2700(166Mhz) as two
modules in slots 2 & 3

However, Windows Task Manager indicates that I have 523808k installed

How can I be certain that the upgrade was OK - the whole aim was to
attempt to improve computer performance.

(I know I need to build a better computer, but this one serves me
reasonably well)

Check your boot.ini file.
Available switch options for the Windows XP and the Windows Server 2003
Boot.ini files
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833721

Look to see if there is a /maxmem=number

If so delete the /maxmem=xxxxxx part
 
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jefft

Check your boot.ini file.
Available switch options for the Windows XP and the Windows Server 2003
Boot.ini fileshttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/833721

Look to see if there is a /maxmem=number

If so delete the /maxmem=xxxxxx part

Thanks - but I have no maxmem=number in my boot.ini
 

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