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Question on ASUS Motherboard..

Post by bryz05 » Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:17 am

I have an ASUS Motherboard, it is supported up to 4G of memory, and I install a 32bit of Windows Vista... I bought 4G of memory and I noticed that the memory is around 3G, why is that I cant use the maximum capacity of my memory? I have separate videocard... Is it the OS because its only 32bit or is it also because of the motherboard supported only 4G (should it be higher than 4G?)

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I already disable the share memory in BIOS.. What would be the problem?!

I'm looking forward to all of your replies...
Thanks in advanced..

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Re: Question on ASUS Motherboard..

Post by Apoptosis » Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:37 am

It is because 32-bit windows does not support 4GB of memory in a nutshell. Also if you have integrated graphics on the motherboard it will use some of the system memory for video memory.

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Re: Question on ASUS Motherboard..

Post by ibleet » Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:20 pm

In order for the OS to recognize more than ~3.5Gb, you need a 64-bit OS.

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Re: Question on ASUS Motherboard..

Post by bryz05 » Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:20 pm

ah ok... I have Intel Core 2 Duo 2.33GHz 1333MHz and it says that it supports Intel 64, what does it mean?! (it supports 64bit?!)
And I would like also to ask how to know if your OS installer is 64bit?! I installed Windows Vista Ultimate but it doesn't have any choices, it only indicate x86, is it the installer that have the problem because it only indicates x86?

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Post by hnzw_rui » Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:50 pm

x86 means it's 32-bit.
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Re: Question on ASUS Motherboard..

Post by Zertz » Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:06 pm

hnzw_rui wrote:x86 means it's 32-bit.
Actually, x86 is an instruction set architecture. Basically you have x86-16, x86-32 and x86-64!

There's both a 32 bit and 64 bit version of Vista, it's written somewhere. Also, all current Intel and AMD processors support 64 bit.

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Re: Question on ASUS Motherboard..

Post by hnzw_rui » Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:27 pm

Zertz wrote:Actually, x86 is an instruction set architecture. Basically you have x86-16, x86-32 and x86-64!

There's both a 32 bit and 64 bit version of Vista, it's written somewhere. Also, all current Intel and AMD processors support 64 bit.
Yeah, but for practical purposes/label references, x86 = 32 bit, however much of a misnomer that is. I question the use of x86 in reference to 32-bit, too, but oh well...
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