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    Default GA-MA74GMT-S2 (rev 1.4) 3.87gb usable



    Hi Team,

    I have installed winodws 7 ultimate with 4gb ram DDR3 (single) but it says 3.87gb usable. where as 64 bit supports 192gb.

    I GA-MA74GMT-S2 (rev 1.4) , AMD Phenom II x4 945 3.0ghz procssor 1 TB hard disk.

    Can anyone help me on this.

    Thanks & Regards
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    Default Re: GA-MA74GMT-S2 (rev 1.4) 3.87gb usable

    I thinK thats pretty much standard for all systems with 4gb memory, some may use a little more though

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    Default Re: GA-MA74GMT-S2 (rev 1.4) 3.87gb usable

    What if I add another 4Gb DDR3 to the existing desktop.

    Will I get 7.87Gb usable???

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    Default Re: GA-MA74GMT-S2 (rev 1.4) 3.87gb usable

    I imagine you are losing memory to the integrated graphics on your motherboard.

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    Default Re: GA-MA74GMT-S2 (rev 1.4) 3.87gb usable

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkJohnson View Post
    I imagine you are losing memory to the integrated graphics on your motherboard.

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    Will it be useful if I upgrade the ram with another 4 gb?

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    Default Re: GA-MA74GMT-S2 (rev 1.4) 3.87gb usable

    Well I use 8GB and it depends on what you do with your computer. It sure won't hurt.

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    Default Re: GA-MA74GMT-S2 (rev 1.4) 3.87gb usable

    Quote Originally Posted by Conners View Post
    Well I use 8GB and it depends on what you do with your computer. It sure won't hurt.
    I mean will it show 7.87gb usable or 3.87 only??

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    I recommend to not buy another 4gb and instead buy a matched set of 8GB. Mixing memory kits, even same models, can cause issues. Plus 4 sticks cause extra stress on controller and reduce performance a minimal amount.

    and like Conners said, it depends on what programs you run on whether the extra memory will make a difference.

    Typically 4GB will handle the job though.

    what performance issues are you having and maybe we can offer advice.
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    Default Re: GA-MA74GMT-S2 (rev 1.4) 3.87gb usable

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkJohnson View Post
    I recommend to not buy another 4gb and instead buy a matched set of 8GB. Mixing memory kits, even same models, can cause issues. Plus 4 sticks cause extra stress on controller and reduce performance a minimal amount.

    and like Conners said, it depends on what programs you run on whether the extra memory will make a difference.

    Typically 4GB will handle the job though.

    what performance issues are you having and maybe we can offer advice.
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    The main is the data transfer rate which is not more than 35 - 40 mb/sec. How to improve that data transfer speeds.... and



    I recommend to not buy another 4gb and instead buy a matched set of 8GB. Mixing memory kits, even same models, can cause issues. Plus 4 sticks cause extra stress on controller and reduce performance a minimal amount.???

    I have a kingston DDR 3 1333 4Gb so what ram should i go for if want more 4gb?

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    Default Re: GA-MA74GMT-S2 (rev 1.4) 3.87gb usable

    See what windows Resource Monitor, Memory tab shows at the bottom of the window.
    You might get some benefit with 8GB of memory, but you might have "issues" if your new memory doesn't closely match your existing memory.
    Even if the new memory is the same brand and model, your might have difficulty getting the new memory to play nice with your current memory.
    When I upgraded my P35 system, I could not buy matching memory, so I bought two 4GB kits to replace my former memory.
    Total cost for 8GB of DDR2 1066 memory was $84 after mail in rebates.
    I haven't yet gotten around to installing a 2GB ram disk to help with system performance.
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