Windows 7 not recognizing full 4 gigs


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Hello all, first poster here. I am sorry if this has been posted before but I took a quick scan through various threads and couldn't find a solution for my problem. I recently upgraded from windows XP to windows 7. While in XP I had 2.4 gigs of RAM shown, I have 4 gigs. After I upgraded to windows 7 to maximize my full 4 gigs it seems as if it still only recognizes 2.4 gigs. I tried going through all the various options and couldn't find a legit way to fix my problem, so I came here. Is there anyone who can tell me how exactly to fix this?


Thanks in advance.
 
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catilley1092

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Welcome to the forums, stevo7390! Hope your new year is going well for you. About your computer, is it a 32 or 64 bit? This would be a good starting point to helping answer your question. Post back with some more specs, the more the better.
 
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How is your Ram configured? If you have 4 x 1GBs, I would suspect you have a bad strip. The operating system, and the graphics card, sometimes, take a little, but that is a rather unusual amount.
Check if the ram is seated properly, or run the memcheck.
Otherwise, you can try the standard command, and see if you can squeeze it up a little:
Find the Command Prompt in "Accessories" in the Start menu. Right Click and select "Run as Administrator".
2. At the command prompt, enter "bcdedit /set IncreaseUserVa 3072"
3. Restart the computer.
 

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