I've been having some issues with my laptop and RAM ever since I got it,
and am really getting tired of being so limited by vista on only 2 gigs
of RAM. I have been trying to search for a fix of my problem and haven't
yet found a solution so I'm hoping someone might know what to do.
Here's the issue. I have 4GB of RAM physically installed in the
computer. I've checked bios, and it confirms the 4GB. When I view system
information in windows, it too shows 4GB of RAM installed, but when I
view the task manager, my system resource tab shows only 2GB of physical
memory (not 2.7 GB just 2).
Something is using up the other 2GB of address space. How much RAM is
on your video board - or, since this is a laptop - how much of your
RAM is being given to the video system?
If you have 64-bit hardware, you might try the 64-bit version of
Vista or Win7. That's drastic, since you have to install from scratch,
there's no upgrade path from 32- to 64-bit systems.