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comment Installing extra memory seems to make Windows more sluggish
@50-3: I like your explanation about Windows not being able to access certain areas of RAM it believes is available. It would probably account for the slowness, as the OS probably has to keep retrying, getting errors in the process. It sounds like a very probable theory.
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comment Installing extra memory seems to make Windows more sluggish
Well, going down to 8GB memory has dramatically improved the performance of my machine, so even though I don't know the detail, this answer is good enough for me. Thanks!
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comment Installing extra memory seems to make Windows more sluggish
Mmm, that's interesting about the maximum memory. Thanks for pointing that out. I will uninstall the original 4GB memory and see if that helps, although Windows does recognize the 12GB of RAM correctly. Let me see if downgrading to 8GB will make it better.
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comment Installing extra memory seems to make Windows more sluggish
Windows is reporting 12GB (I added the detail to my question as per SE guidelines).
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