[QUOTE=qwakrz;2190145]The main problem is you are running a 32bit O/S, this will limit the amount of memory you will see at the end.
XP / Vista 32bit can only address 4GB of memory area, from this area you have to remove any graphics card memory, sound card address memory (it takes some memory addresses so that the CPU can talk to it) any needed for network cards, I/O ports etc. This can mean that from 4GB of ram you are left with 2-3GB of free address space that can then be used by the memory modules as physical RAM.
To see all your 4GB of ram you will need to upgrade to a 64bit O/S and the only real one currently available is Vista 64bit (or Linux 64bit if you swing that way).[/QUOTE]
ok. but what if the graphics cards have their own memory becuase 512mb per GPU is fine so it shouldnt need my RAM. Also if the sound card ets are not on board woudnt that mean they can run without the RAM.
if not that atleast it should show more than 2.30GB in task manager ebcuase my other computer shows the full amount of 3gb in its task manager.