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Windows XP and RAM 3.5GB+

RAM was 2 GB and extended to 2 GB but it's showing only 2.96 GB. And I checked all the way but could not find the Solution. I am using Windows 7 32-Bit OS.


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Most 32-bit operating systems can only access around 3 GB of RAM. There are many duplicates of this question:

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    if a question is likely a duplicate of other questions, please post the links in comments, not answers. thanks. Jun 17, 2010 at 15:54
  • @quack quixote Ok, thanks for letting me know. Is there a page that discusses etiquette for that sort of thing? Jun 17, 2010 at 16:55
  • yes; it'll be on meta.stackoverflow.com somewhere. Meta is the place to discuss usage of Super User, Stack Overflow and Server Fault. start with the main FAQ post and search around; if you can't find something, post a new question there and the Meta community will answer and/or direct you to an earlier post. Jun 17, 2010 at 17:38
  • @quack quixote Ok, thanks. I've actually looked around quite a bit there, but haven't found a FAQ that covers the stuff like this that I don't know that I don't know (i.e. it never occurred to me to ask "if the question I'm answering is a duplicate, should I post my answer in the comments instead of the answer field?"). I've seen it done both ways on all the sites. Anyway, now I know, so thanks again. Jun 17, 2010 at 18:00
  • in this case, the first sentence of your post is actually an answer to the question, so it's fine as an answer post. it's the rest that should be posted as a comment. (there are lots of cases where a question is migrated here from SO/SF, and half the answers include "this belongs on SU" or similar... yuck.) don't sweat it, this is just part of learning to use the site. Jun 17, 2010 at 18:36

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