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how do i get more gigs on my computer?

Q: how do i get more gigs on my computer?

If anyone knows how to get more gigs(gigibytes)please reply to [email protected]

this is highly appreciated,
Aaron Kaar

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Preferred Solution: how do i get more gigs on my computer?

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I used HDClone to clone a 10 GB to a 40 GB disk. The program is very simple dealing with Source and Target, bit to bit copy. I left the option bit to bit copy unchecked in order to leave the recommended setting.

After finishing this I connected the cloned drive to the master connector and removed the original disk from the system. I already thought it wouldn't let me boot to XP because it's a different disk. After the error I restarted booting the XP-Disk. I tried repairing using bootcfg /add. It found the Windows installation and I could add it. But after the restart, same again:Error loading operating system.

So, what could be the reason. Partition not set to active? MBR? Should I make a bit to bit copy?

Thx in advance, I'll try tomorrow again.

A:Solved: Cloned a 10 gigs HDD to a 40 gigs, doesn't boot

The mainboard uses an Award Bios too old to handle a disk capacity above 33 GB.

So, I'm gonna limit the capacity by jumpering it in the proper way. I think the BIOS is the latest.

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Ok so not sure what has changed my laptop used to show 12 or 16 gigs memory when I had that much installed.  I downgraded to 8 gigs to help wife's laptop and just today reuped the ddr3 to 12 gigs.... That being said windows 10 is only showing 8 gigs. This is on a 17" lenovo G70-80 I3. Any info on this would be greatly appreciated!

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I have a really weird issue, here are the details.
Firstly, as stated in the title i do have Vista 64 bit.

Recently bought 2x2 Gig DDR3 1600 (corsair TW3X4G1600C9DH) with timings 9-9-9-24. My motherboard is an Asus P5Q3 Deluxe.
This chipset (Intel P45) has know issues with DDR3 running at higher than 1066, but this has supposedly been rectified with a BIOS update which i have flashed, so not sure if that is relevant as my problem is not speed related.

Under system properties the ram is shown as 4 Gigs but in task manager it says: Physical Memory, Total: 2046. The usage graph shows about 1.1 used and is just over half-way full.
Not sure if this is valid but i have a pre-release SP2, not sure if this could cause such a problem.

CPU-z shows both modules are there, but shows total 4 gigs, however Everest only shows 2 Gigs.
Screenshot below, hope this is not too big, but theres a lot of info to squeeze in.

Any help will be most appreciated.

A:4 Gigs DDR3 Ram showing at 2 Gigs in Vista 64

Thats strange

Try these things

1.Try force HAL



Check options which I show + restart

2.If point 1 no help try update drivers for motherboard chipset and BIOS

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the bios reads it as 120 gigs in my computer it reads as 31 gigs in everest ultimate it reads as 115 gigs

please help.

have tried every different jumper setting and to no avail

running windows Vista Ultimate

here are my system specs:

Computer Type: ACPI x86-based PC

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate

CPU Type: DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2200 MHz (11 x 200) 4200+

Motherboard Name: Foxconn A690GM2MA/A690VM2MA Series (2 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)

Motherboard Chipset: AMD 690G, AMD Hammer

System Memory: 1920 MB (DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM)

BIOS Type: AMI (03/14/07)

Video Adapter: ATI Radeon X1200 Series (128 MB)




A:Solved: hard drive says 31 gigs, but it is 120 gigs

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I bought a new computer today to replace my old crappy one and I am having an issue with my RAM, its not major by any means but is just a nuisance. The hardware is an Intel i5 750, the Mobo is an ASRock p55M Pro, the ram is 3 sticks of 1 gig each. As for the problem, Windows 7 x64 only shows that 2 gigs of ram DDR3 is installed when 3 gigs is installed. Now even though the RAM is DDR3 this mobo only supports dual channel ram, not triple channel, so I am thinking this might be causing the issue.


PS I checked the bios post on boot and it does not recognize that 3 gigs is installed, there appears to be no settings for it in bios.

A:Windows 7 only recognises 2 gigs of 3 gigs installed

P55 mobos only support dual channel DDR3 RAM. If you have triple channel RAM, you'll have to exchange it for Dual Channel DDR3 RAM. X58 mobos are the only ones I think that support Dual and Triple Channel DDR3 RAM.

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Alright, first they told me it was an 100GB HD.
It's a Seagate, 100GB HD.

This one, actually:

The total size is 93.1 Gigs.

And my freespace is 68.5, when I have 14.6 Gigs taken in all my folders.

83.1 Gigs.. where's my other TEN GIGS? And if you're wondering, I've defrag'd, disk cleanup'd, and tried to access hidden folders, which i found none.

A:Solved: External Missing Gigs..? 16.9 GIGS?

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Today I installed my 4gbs of Gskill ram. But when I checked my basic information on windows 7 64 bit it says i have 2.5 gigs but according to PC Wizard 2008 I have the full 4 gigs of ram and I read on the internet most of the people who have this problem have 8800gt's so could it be my xfx 9800 gt the picturesof the basic information and pc wizard 2008 information. I also heard you could fash the bios in your gpu to get this problem fixed but i can find a flashe xfx 9800 gt bios anywhere......

A:I installed 4 gigs of ram and only 2.5 gigs show up

run msinfo32.exe (i think they have it in 7) it will tell you how much is installed and how much u are using, you probably hit your computers maximum

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I recently upgraded from 4 to 8 GB of RAM in my Windows Vista Ultimate x64 machine. I was happy for a while seeing 8.00 GB in System Properties for the RAM. Then I opened up system information and saw this:

Installed Physical Memory (RAM): 8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory: 4.00 GB
Available Physical Memory: 5.07 GB
Total Virtual Memory: 16.1 GB
Available Virtual Memory: 13.2 GB

Shouldn't "Total Physical Memory" read 8.00 GB as well. I thought that my computer was justso fast with the 4 GB installed that I wasn't seeing in improvement with the 8 GB, now I realize that Windows was just reporting what was physically there, not what was usable. How can I make all 8 GB show up, this really pisses me off. I know I only spent $160 on the 8 GB, but it's money I could have not spent if it's not all going to be used.

Someone please help me out with this, I don't know if it's a setting I need to change in my BIOS, or a jumper or whatever (there are very few, and I mean like, 1, jumpers on my Mobo). Anyways, can someone please tell me how I can fix this.

A:Vista x64, 8 gigs of RAM showing as only 4 gigs in Sys Inf

Have you installed Vista, SP1? Is the new 4GB memory compatible with your motherboard. It is the same brand and type as the original 4GB?

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The C drive in my computer is 139 GB (150 GB hard drive).

Windows shows that there is 45.5 GB free, but if I select the contents of the drive and check the properties, it says that everything on the drive is taking up 70.8 GB on the disk.
But in doing the math (139-70.8 = 68.2) it looks like there should be 68.2 GB free.
There are no files in the recycle bin, and I can't imagine that there are 22+ GB of hidden files.
Where did that 22+ GB go?

I'm sure I'm missing something fairly obvious here, any help would be appreciated.
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

A:HD has 68 Gigs free, yet only shows 45 gigs

Have you taken hiberfil.sys, pagefile.sys, restore points ? and other hidden files. Also often the disk space required will be more than the file size for example, depending on how the drive was formatted, all small files take up a minimum of 4K or one block. Files of say 1.50 Kb will take up 4.00 Kb of space, the properties of the file will give both figures and believe me there are thousands of small files on your drive.

This program can tell you whats taking the space


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I am used to running windows xp Pro 32 bit with 4 gigs of ram and only 3.5 showing up, but ever since I installed a new motherboard, the ram is only showing 3.24 now. Does anyone know how to fix this or what may be causing this? Even the bios shows my entire 4 gigs of ram.

Here is the motherboard I am using:


and I am also using 2, 2 gig sticks of DDR2 800 MHz ram for a total of 4 gigs of RAM.

Other Specs:
- Windows XP Pro 32 bit (sp3 I believe)
- 3.16 ghz Pentium Core 2 Duo
- Geforce 8900 GS 512mb
- 500 WATT output Power supply
- bad to the bone looking case

Thanks ,

A:Windows XP 4 gigs of ram, only showing 3.24 gigs

Have a read here:
In short - and a general answer - Windows XP 32-bit sees a maximum of 4 GB which includes all other hardware RAM.
If you want a real detailed explanation Google 'Windows XP RAM limit'.

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Now what motherboard should I look in too? also what video card should i get for nice graphics and has HDMI ability?

A:I would like to build my first computer with 16 gigs of ram....

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In 42 days my new internet connection has transmitted 5.21 gigs of data. How do I find out what's being transmitted and how to stop it please? Do I have a trojan or something? Can somebody help me please.

A:My computer uploaded 5 gigs unknown to me. Help!

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I just got a Gig of Ram to add onto my 1.5 gigs. My old Config was 3 512 MEG STicks. Now i have 3 512s and a One Gig sTICK . I insert the one gig stick in the first slot, works fine, then the 512 works fine, then the other 512 im up to two gigs works fine. when i add the final 512 to equal 2.5 and when i startup the computer starts beeping and wont boot up at all. please help. i got a gateway 702GE intel pent 4 processor 540. THANKS

A:Computer Wont Accept more than 2 Gigs of Ram

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So i just installed 2 more gigs of RAM in my PC, and turned it on, and it will either not do anything (the computer is on, but my monitor has no input, the light on the front just flashes), or if i turn it off and on a few times ill get a message saying "Overclock failed. Press F2 for SETUP or Load default settings"

I set my RAM speed back down to default, and tried booting with 3 sticks in, but it will only work with 2 sticks in. Anyone care to help me?

A:Added 2 more gigs of ram. Computer won't boot

System Specs?
MB, Processor, etc
OS, /SP# etc
Memory Details...

It sounds like the memory is wrong for the MB...
Depending on the board, it may be necessary to load memory in pairs...
though this may no longer be true... or not true for your board.

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I was just wondering if anybody could tell me why my 4 gigs of ram are only being detected as 3 gigs in my system information? Does this mean that 1 gig is completely ignored? I've heard that this happens on 32 bit operating systems and was wondering if there's a way to get the computer to detect all 4 gigs?

A:4 gigs of ram registering as 3 gigs on 32 bit os

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First of, some quick system specs:
Processor: AMD Athlon 64X Dual Core Processor 6400+ . 3.2gz AM2
Ram: Value kingston/hynix 1gb 667 x2
Motherboard: Gigabyte MA770-US3

I have grown tired of the crappy windows vista 32bit system, and luckily my university licenses students with free windows 7 professional copies. So I have decided to take that up and install windows 7, while i'm at it, I decided to go for 64bit and upgrade my ram.

I have done quite a bit of research, and catalogue trawling but I cannot seem to find any good 4gig ram packages that are both 800Mhz + DDR2 + work with AMD / AM2 sockets.

Does anybody know of any ram that would suit this. Personally I am a gamer, so whilst I will take any ram, would prefer ram with a bit of class.


A:RAM upgrade help, 2 gigs to 4 gigs

check your motherboard compatibility,
but this is very good.

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Would like to increase my ram from 6 gigs to 16 gigs not sure which ram to buy.
Model# dv7-4285dx
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A:Increasin RAM from 6 gigs to 16 gigs

Hi: The maximum amount of memory you can install in your notebook is 2 x 4 GB of PC3-10600 memory. Only the models with the 1st gen quad core processors and motherboards can take 16 GB of memory. Since you already have a 4 GB memory module, you can remove the 2 GB chip and get this one if you want to upgrade to the max of 8 GB. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231341  

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Hey i have 4 gigs of ram. 2x2GB of Kingston and 2X2GB of Acer (or is it apacer). In My Computer it shows Memory 4.00 GB but in task manager it says:
Total: 3007 MB
Cached: 880 MB
Available: 866 MB
Free: 319 MB
and at 2.08 GB it starts telling me that to prevent Data loss, i have to close [insert program here]. Hell, i have 2 gigs of memory left, why would i even do that?

OS:Win 7 x64

A:4 gigs of ram, screams out of RAM @ 2 gigs

What was the exact error message?
It isn't clear from your post that the problem was related to a shortage of memory.

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I am running vista 64 Ultimate with 4 gigs of DDR2 800mhz Ram.
I have a 6400+ AMD and a 8800GTS 320mb Card.

My question is this:
All my games work fine with this setup except for 1 game (Bioshock).
For some reason every time I try to access a vending machine it Crashes.
I removed 2 gigs of ram and guess what. Problem solved! I know all 4 sticks of ram are fine and they work on all the other games. For some reason, this game is the only one that crashes with 4 sticks and it ONLY crashes when I try to buy items from the vending machines.

Anyone have an idea what would cause this? Why would it work with 2 gigs of ram and not 4 and it's isolated to one game and one event within the game. Is it a game bug?

Also, with the specs I'm running with my processor and video card, should I just stick with 2 gigs and scratch 4 or will 4 actually improve my performance? I could not notice much of a difference when I had only 2 gigs in but this could be because I'm not running games like Crysis that have not come out yet.

Please advise if you have any idea what could be causing those crashes from "too much" memory and how much of a difference 4 gigs makes over 2 gigs with my current processor/video card.


A:4 Gigs of Ram Vs. 2 Gigs for Gaming

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My question for you is will I see an improvement on loading times when i'm gaming, multitasking, etc? Any help would be greatly appreciated. My specs are as follows...Windows XP, SP3, 1.68 GHZ speed with a nvidia geforce 7300 graphics card.

A:Going from 1024 gigs of ram to about 4 gigs

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Which one would be better for gaming and intense internet multitasking?

A:4 gigs of 533htz vs 2 gigs 800

depends which the mb supports and pricing.

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no matter how i try i can not find/account for about 30 gig,on my d drive in my caculations i have aloud for windows backup(allmost 20gig)were on earth has it gone.????

A:were have all the gigs gone

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I hope I am in the right location for my question and if not please let me. I had problems yesterday with a virus that wanted me to pay for protection against all the evil that will attach to your system. Today I have no disc space on my system. The last time I checked there was at least half of 320 GB available. I started by cleaning up a few things, I deleted 16 GBs and after doing so I checked the space on my C: drive and it only showed 3 Gigs of space, in a few minutes it was all gone. Back to zero bytes available. I would not mind paying for a good program to install on my system to help with problems like this. I just thought that before I formatted my drive and reloaded someone might have an answer for me on what to try.  I have a Dell Laptop that is a few years old with 4 GB Ram, 320 GB hard drive, Inspiron 15 HD widescreen, Core 2. Hope this helps.

A:All my Gigs are Gone

Hey, I now out of the blue have 3 GB free...Don't everyone jump in at one time. This must be a tough one to answer but one thing for sure it's way over my head.

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Strange,I check almost every Folder, But I cannot find all those missing Gigs, even have System Restore Turn off to make sure.......See Screenshots
No System .iso made for Adv. Recovery,see Screenshots.

A:Where Are All My Gigs?

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover

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I am new to vista and I do like it but my question is ... What is alll this new Corsair Dominator going to do?? I ran 3d mark 06 and I scored 1000 less that Xp... I havesome of the basic Vista clean ups done ( i.e. aero off, etc...) Thanks for the read

A:8 gigs for what?

Originally Posted by REDdawn6

I am new to vista and I do like it but my question is ... What is alll this new Corsair Dominator going to do?? I ran 3d mark 06 and I scored 1000 less that Xp... I havesome of the basic Vista clean ups done ( i.e. aero off, etc...) Thanks for the read

Hello REDdawn6,

Welcome to the forums!

Isn't the whole point of having 8GB of Ram to have a better computer experience?
Then why do things (like disable Aero) that lessen that experience!

Windows Aero

Just a thought.
Later Ted

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Have both win7 beta 1 distros - 32 & 64.

3+ year old laptop. amd 64 2.2 gig, dual core.

2 gigs ram - machine maxes out at 2 :-(

4 gig readyboost flash stick - if that matters....

Will 64 be worth installing?

With only 2 gigs ram max, will it be any better than using 32? Any worse?

Suggestions and consensus please....

Thanx for the help.

A:32 vs 64? Only 2 gigs ram :-(

You aren't going to see any benefit on x64 with only 2 gig. I'd go with x32.

Readyboost really only creates a quick access pagefile on your stick, so it's not really a 'ram upgrade' so to speak.

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I own an Alienware Area-51 7500 with XP x32, and an SLI enabled motherboard. I am recently experimenting with having 4 gigs of ram (4x1).
Now, System info shows 2.5 gigs of ram, Task Manager shows 2.62, and Cpuz shows all 4096 megabytes. I know that XP itself (x32) cannot work with more than 3.5 gigs (right?), but then what about my other 1 gig or ram?
When it says that it has only 2.5, does it at the least still use all 4 of my gigs of ram?
I also heard something like SLI boards only being able to go up to 2.5 gigs, but than why is the board able to have 16 gigs of ram??

A:2.5 Instead Of 4 Gigs Of Ram...

2.5 gB is low - are you sure that you're using the /pae switch in your boot menu? Check boot.ini (a hidden file in the root directory (C:\)) to see.Check your Event Viewer to see if there's any errors related to the memory (Start...Run...type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter).Download this free memory tester and put it on a bootable CD (there's instructions on the website) and boot from the CD to test your memory. Let the test run for a minimum of 3 passes (but overnight is better). If you start getting errors you can stop the test and start trying to figure out what the cause is. Here's the link: http://www.memtest86.com/

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Last night I was running low on harddrive space, (Like 200mb left on my harddrive) so I freed up some space and ended up with 3 gigs left on my hard drive. Still not a lot but i'm workin on that. But it was enough to get that stupid message off my screen about making free space..

To get the free space, I just did the typical disc clean up, erased files that I didn't need anymore and uninstalled some old games that I didn't play anymore.

Well, I went to sleep and left my laptop on, and then when I woke up, I noticed that the message of not having enough space was up again, and when I looked at my harddrive, it says I have 3 MB left!! I was like WTF? I freed almost 3 gigs of space last night, how in the world did it get taken up overnight?

My guess is I have something installing files or a virus taking over my laptop. Can someone give me any idea on what this can be or any ways to check what is taking so much space?

Thanks again.

I'm running vista btw.

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Hey guys,

Well got my new system running, so I bought 8 gigs of DDR2 Mushkin 8500
in the mean time I also installed windows 7 - what a blast....,
I got multiple drives in my comp - one setup for windows 7 and one set up for windows xp x64, what's happening is when I got 8 gigs of ram installed the windows xp x 64 won't boot up, it goes as far as loading windows witht the log showing and then reboots the system and on and on.... *** ???
I pulled 4 gigs out runing only 4 and it boots no problem..., ram is all good tested and running in windows 7 like a charm...,
is windows xp x64 unable to run more than 4 gigs of ram ???
is there a solution around that ???,
I am totally disappointed, I would stay with windows 7 , I like it a lot, but it's only the BETA version, and who knows how long its gonna run, I do work on my computer so it is crucial to me that my operating system won't fail me...

any reply would be appreciated.
PS I do not wanna switch to VISTA under any circumstances...


A:xp x64 - 8 gigs of ram *** ???

anyone ??? Please

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I've been reading through your messages and many are similar, but not quite my problem. So here goes-

My son recently rebuilt my computer for me. 40 gigs was installed. I'm running Win98SE. The mother board is his old one. So the bios is not new, the bios date on the systems summary for it is 4/07/99).

My problem is that C drive is showing only 6 gigs total of the 40(it's not partitioned - yet). My son's computer has 30 gigs and win98SE and he's showing all 30 on C drive. His motherboard is brand new.

So, is this a bios problem? My husband believes that partitioning will solve the problem. Is this right? Do I HAVE to partition? I noticed that some people have used EZBios to solve their problems, is this my answer? Or a new motherboard?

As you can tell, I'm somewhat computer literate. About 4th grade or so. Please be gentle!

A:Only 6 of 40 gigs

Go to the manufacturer and see what your system will support.
I'd see if there is a BIOS upgrade available. I'd also use any disks that came with the hard drive as they may contain overlay software which will allow the whole drive to be seen. Hang in there though, bhesson and/or bd will be around with something to tell you for sure.

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Hey Guys,
I was going to buy Windows 7 anyway, so i decided to get 64bit so i could use all of the ram on my computer (4gigs, plus my SLi video cards have 500mb or 1gig each, can't remember)
Since vista 32bit could only use 3.5 gigs

but now to my dismay it seems like i can still only use 2.5 gigs of ram

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Anyone know how to fix this?
I read something about remapping ram or something but how do you do that or how can you tell if it is possible?
Thanks for any help

A:only 2.5 gigs ram in 64 bit?

Do your BIOS see all 4 GB of RAM? If not, I may suggest you a BIOS update.

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I just had to do a system recovery and afterward, my hard drive was almost completely full. I had to move all my photos to my laptop, just so I'd have enough room to defragment. I've been cleaning out some junk files and such but I came across a program called Disc Space plus that shows how all my gigs are being used. I have two questions. If I am the only user of my computer, do I need an owner account (9.5 GB) as well as a default user account (12.8 GB)? And, my Windows System 32 files use 18 GB of space! Is this correct? Or could I somehow get some of that space back? Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Where have my gigs gone?

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What kind of new and interesting things can I do with my 2 gigs of RAM that I might not have been able to do before with 1 gig of RAM?

A:So I got 2 gigs. Now what?

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I have just built a computer with an Intel core 2 duo, I am running 2gb of corsair ram, and was thinking about installing another 2gb to give me a total of 4gb. I am going to also upgrade to vista as soon as it comes out, I have been using the beta on my laptop and love it. I am also running an ATI PCIE radion x1950pro graphics card. I play the half life series, fear and other head games as they come out.
Do you think this will help or am I just wasting my $300.00 ?


A:4 Gigs of Ram?

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So Im gonna be making an upgrade this weekend and was just looking for some input.

I know my intel board will only accept a max of 4 gigs on the board, however I already have a GeForce 7600GT videocard which has 512 memory on it.

I currently have 2 gigs and wanted to upgrade to 4 gigs ram on the board. The more im reading though, it seems that if i have an actual 4 sticks plus my videocard, is it a waste?

Does it mean if i have 3 gigs + my 512 videocard, thatd be close enough to 4 and not worth the extra $70 or so right?

any input is awesome guys! thanks

A:3 Gigs Ram or 4?

Can I assume that you have 32 bit?
If you have 32 bit, 3GB is the limit. 3.5 at most. Save your money.

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Q: Gigs

Hello all,

Another problem I can't solve! I have an 80 gig computer but only 21.49 gigs available. What could have eaten it up? All I have on here are accounting software, a few pics and only 1 song in My Music. I do have about 12,000 documents in My Documents folder. Other programs are picture editing, etc.

Any ideas would be appreciated!

Thanks in advance.


look through your program files, there may be some resibual bloatware from some software you used to have, like old promo offers and stuff, the installation wizards could be taking up some space. If all else fails, backup the pictures, song, and documents, (i assume you have the Cd's to reinstall windows, the photo software, and your old drivers/utilities. If not, ignore my next suggestion) then reformat your C:/ drive. For instuctions go to this page <http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic53502.html>.

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My computer is fairly old not sure how old or what motherboard i have and i was wondering if there was a way to know if i got a 300 gig harddrive that i would b able to use all 300 gigs and not just 130 and i have a 160 gig external usb 2.0 hdd and i can use all 160 gigs is this a sign that the 300 gigs would work on the internal ide harddrive?

A:only see 130 gigs?

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Hi i don't get why 2 gigs of my memory are being used i have 4 gigs and when i am not running anything but google chrome my laptop is using up 2.50-2.00 gigs of memory and i only have about 4 tabs open and no backgrounds programs i used one of AVG's programs to get rid of any useless programs that start up and i don't know why it is using 2 gigs when it should't any ideas of why and how i could fix this?q

A:Why are two gigs of memory being used?

Are you using 32bit?

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i recent installed a 200 gig maxtor drive in my computer, Im running windows vista home premium, it only registers as a 32 gig drive, it asked me to format which i did, i've initialized it, i've installed the newest maxblast 5 program and made a boot disk thinking that would help, but it is still being seen as a 32 gig drive, i've also gone into disk management. i was running this harddrive in an old computer which was running XP pro and i had to install maxblast 4 which put something on the drive so it could be seen as a 200 gig drive in XP pro, but i'm not getting that option in vista, so I am at a loss as what to do, any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

disk managment is telling me that there is only 32 gigs un allocated, when i know for certain that 2 days ago it was 200, the new computer is using sata drives, but the old 200 gig maxtor is ata, if that makes any difference, ive tryed calling my distributor, and microsoft, but they want 80 bucks to talk to a tech... bull

A:New 200 gig hradrive seen as 32 Gigs

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i just got a new hdd from compusa a 160 gig WD i installed windows xp home formated with fat32 and only got 147 out of it my pc is a compaq intel celeron 700+ any one help me get all 160 gigs out dont care what i have to do

A:got new hdd cant seem to get all of it ou just 147 gigs out of 160gig


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My wife's PC (Vista, 32-bit) has 71.2 gigs but only 2.21 free. There are no pictures. .no movies. .no music. .and no games downloaded on it. What should I do to start freeing up some space? ~ Thanks ~

A:2.21 Gigs free

Go here, then click the large blue "Download Now @ Author's Site" button to download and save TFC.exe (Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer) to your desktop.

After it's downloaded and saved, close all open windows.

Double-click it to load its main window.

Click the "Start" button.

If there are a large number of temp files or if there are multiple user accounts, the temp file deletion process may appear to freeze and may take a few minutes, so don't interfere with or abort it.

After it's finished, restart the computer.


Go here and click the large green "Download" button to download and save HiJackThis 2.0.5 (HijackThis.exe) to your desktop.

After it's been downloaded and saved, close all open windows.

Double-click it and allow its main window to load.

Uncheck "Do not show this window when I start HiJackThis".

Click "Do a system scan and save a log file".

When the scan is finished in 30 - 60 seconds, a log file will appear.

Save that log file.

Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE log file here.

Note: Windows Vista users and Windows 7 users may get a "hosts file" or similar message when trying to use HiJackThis.

If you do get that message, do the following before using it:

Go to Control Panel - User Accounts.

Turn off or disable the User Account control(UAC) feature.

Apply the change, then restart the co... Read more

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What would happen if I installed more than 4 gigs of RAM on a system that was running Windows XP 32-bit? My friend says it wouldn't start up, but I thought it would just ignore the RAM it couldn't use.

I was hoping it would be possible to set up a system that dual-booted XP 32 bit and Vista 64 bit and the could take advantage of being able to use more RAM.

A:Q about more than 4 gigs or RAM on XP-32bit

If I remember correctly it would work correctly but it wouldn't recognize more than 3 or 3.5 GB of the RAM.


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Hey, you may remember me from posting this thread a few weeks ago:


So to make sure everything would work, I bought 2 more gigs of exactly identical RAM to the new RAM in my first thread. I now have 4 x 1 gig of Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X2048-6400C4, 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)

These RAMS work independently. I have tried each pair on their own, in both motherboard slot pairs, and they work fine. I ran memtest on all the sticks, and it got to 250% with zero errors. These sticks and the motherboard slots all seem to be defect free.

For some reason, when I use all 4 at once though, my computer won't work. Sometimes it blue screens before it even starts. It did that once, and it said something about a "driver has overrun a stack-based buffer." When windows started, windows claimed there was a problem with my nVidia nforce sata driver. I updated those and made sure all my drivers were updated, and tried again. My computer booted up fine, did one short beep and all that, everything seemed fine, but about 30 seconds after it booted to the desktop it blue screened. It didn't mention the stack-based buffer this time, it just did the standard blue screen memory dump stuff.

What is wrong? These memories work on their own, and are apparently defect free, yet I can't use all of them together. Thank you so much for your help, this is so frustrating!

A:4 gigs of RAM won't work!

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Hey guys i deleted 52 gigs that was in one folder on my desktop.
all The files were mp3 music files with the exception of a few movies. can anyone help me get these back? is there a software that will help me get them back? please help.
what happened was that i assumed that the folder would stay in my recycle bin but the folder was so large that it didnt store in my bin at all. at the same time i thought i had transfered the folder away from my desk top but actually did not. anyone, i mean anyone got any help for me? thanks J

A:Lost 52 gigs!

ok first of all when did you deleate them, meaning the date now that you know the date go to start then programms and then assecories and go to system tools then go to system restore. then just restore your computer 2 like maybe 2 days before you deleated it and every thing should be back.

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Hello every one. Just another windows 7 user here. I updated my XP 32 OS to windows 7 64 bit professional. Everything works fine on this upgrade. BUT when i go >start>mycmputer>right click and select properties i see 6 gigs but only 3.25 GB usable. Any way i can use the rest of those gigs. When i bought windows 7 two days ago i bought 2 stick of ram with 2 gigs each stick. so i have (2) 1 gig stick and (2) 2 gig sticks.

Like i sed my PC (Alienware was built in Dic2005) originally was made with 32 OS xp if someone can guide me on how to get my info of my mother board I will be glad to follows those steps so i can post them here and hopefully gets some help. If not I just will return the extra gigs I bought.

PS- I reinstall windows 7 from scratched but with OS 32 bit and I could see the same 6 gigs but only 3.25 gigs usable.


A:6 gigs of ram but only 3.25 usable

Systen info for Windows Freeware

SIW | System Information for Windows by Gabriel Topala

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